Item - 2018.GM24.4

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on January 31, 2018 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Government Management Committee on January 11, 2018 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on January 31, 2018.

GM24.4 - Future Options for City Operated Golf Courses

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
2 - Etobicoke North, 10 - York Centre, 11 - York South-Weston, 16 - Eglinton-Lawrence, 23 - Willowdale, 25 - Don Valley West, 39 - Scarborough-Agincourt

City Council Decision

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

 

1.  City Council approve an extension and amendment of the Professional Services Agreement with Golf Plus Marketing Incorporated (Blanket Contract 47020512) respecting the operation and management of the Dentonia Park Golf Course, Don Valley Golf Course, Humber Valley Golf Course, Scarlett Woods Golf Course and the Tam O'Shanter Golf Course for a two year term from December 1, 2017 to November 30, 2019, with an option to extend for a further one year term, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the City Solicitor.

 

2.  City Council approve an extension and amendment of the existing food and beverage licence agreement with the Grenadier Group for all five City run golf courses for a two year term from December 1, 2017 to November 30, 2019 with an option to extend for a further one year term, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the City Solicitor.

 

3.  City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, when engaging an external consultant to review City of Toronto golf operations, to include the following within the scope of the consultant's study:

 

a.  equity and affordability of access;

 

b.  demographics of participation, including identification of trends and gaps;

 

c.  a consultation framework for golf users and the community that includes all five golf course locations; and

 

d. winter access and use.

 

4.  City Council request the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to provide input on how the golf course properties might contribute to increasing the City's tree canopy, implementing the City's ravine strategy and improving the City's natural heritage system. 

Background Information (Committee)

(December 22, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Chief Purchasing Officer on Future Options for City Operated Golf Courses
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-110461.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

That City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, when engaging an external consultant to review City of Toronto golf operations, to include the following within the scope of the consultant's study:

 

a.  equity and affordability of access;

b.  demographics of participation, including identification of trends and gaps;

c.  a consultation framework for golf users and the community that includes all five golf course locations; and

d. winter access and use.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Feb-01-2018 2:13 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - GM24.4 - Fletcher - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 37 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Frank Di Giorgio, Giorgio Mammoliti, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, John Tory

2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Carried)

That City Council request Toronto and Region Conservation to provide input on how the golf course properties might contribute to increasing the City's tree canopy, implementing the City's ravine strategy and improving the City's natural heritage system. 

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Feb-01-2018 2:15 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - GM24.4 - De Baeremaeker - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 36 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Frank Di Giorgio, Giorgio Mammoliti, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, John Tory

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Feb-01-2018 2:16 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - GM24.4 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 36 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Frank Di Giorgio, Giorgio Mammoliti, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, John Tory

GM24.4 - Future Options for City Operated Golf Courses

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
2 - Etobicoke North, 10 - York Centre, 11 - York South-Weston, 16 - Eglinton-Lawrence, 23 - Willowdale, 25 - Don Valley West, 39 - Scarborough-Agincourt

Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council approve an extension and amendment of the Professional Services Agreement with Golf Plus Marketing Incorporated (Blanket Contract No. 47020512) respecting the operation and management of the Dentonia Park Golf Course, Don Valley Golf Course, Humber Valley Golf Course, Scarlett Woods Golf Course and the Tam O'Shanter Golf Course for a two year term from December 1, 2017 to November 30, 2019, with an option to extend for a further one year term, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the City Solicitor.

 

2.  City Council approve an extension and amendment of the existing food and beverage licence agreement with the Grenadier Group for all five City run golf courses for a two year term from December 1, 2017 to November 30, 2019 with an option to extend for a further one year term, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the City Solicitor.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Government Management Committee:

 

1.  Requested the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, when engaging an external consultant to review City of Toronto golf operations, to:

 

a.  Include, within the scope of the consultant's study, the development of a profile of current users, including age, residency, frequency and time of play and price demand analysis.

 

b.  Include, as part of the consultant's study and in the development of any future recommendations, consultations with CUPE Local 416.

 

c.  Ensure that any non-implemented directions from City Council's decision of November 27, 2012 on "Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division - Review of the Management of the City’s Golf Courses" [Item AU9.8] are addressed in the consultant's study or are included in any future recommendations.

Origin

(December 22, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Chief Purchasing Officer

Summary

Parks, Forestry and Recreation ("PFR") operates five golf courses and leases out two golf courses.  In the current service delivery model for the five City operated golf courses, golf course assets and turf are maintained by the City; green fees are set by City Council, while ticket sales, golf cart rentals, pro shops, lessons and programs as well as food and beverage operations are contracted out under two separate agreements that were awarded through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process, a model that has been in place since 1993. The two agreements for golf management and food and beverage operations expired on November 30, 2017. Parks, Forestry and Recreation is currently conducting a review of golf course operations to determine a model that will achieve optimal management and quality play for the general public. The results of the review will be reported back in early 2019 with a view to launching an Request for Proposal based on the findings of the review.

 

This report seeks authority to extend the current Golf Course Management and Food Services contracts for an additional two years with an option for a further one year term at the City's discretion to allow time to complete the above process.

Background Information

(December 22, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Chief Purchasing Officer on Future Options for City Operated Golf Courses
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-110461.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Carried)

That the Government Management Committee:

 

1.  Request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, when engaging an external consultant to review City of Toronto golf operations, to:

 

a.  include, within the scope of the consultant's study, the development of a profile of current users, including age, residency, frequency and time of play, and price demand analysis; and

 

b.  include, as part of the consultant's study and in the development of any future recommendations, consultations with CUPE Local 416.


2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Vincent Crisanti (Lost)

That recommendations 1 and 2 be amended by replacing the words "two year term from December 1, 2017 to November 30, 2019" with "one year term from December 1, 2017 to November 30, 2018" so that the recommendations now read:

 

1.  City Council approve an extension and amendment of the Professional Services Agreement with Golf Plus Marketing Incorporated ("GPMI") (Blanket Contract No. 47020512) respecting the operation and management of the Dentonia Park Golf Course, Don Valley Golf Course, Humber Valley Golf Course, Scarlett Woods Golf Course and the Tam O'Shanter Golf Course for a one year term from December 1, 2017 to November 30, 2018, with an option to extend for a further one year term, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the City Solicitor.

 

2.  City Council approve an extension and amendment of the existing food and beverage licence agreement with the Grenadier Group for all five City run golf courses for a one year term from December 1, 2017 to November 30, 2018 with an option to extend for a further one year term, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the City Solicitor.


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

That:

 

1.  The General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, ensure that any non-implemented directions from City Council's decision of November 27, 2012 on "Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division - Review of the Management of the City’s Golf Courses" [Item AU9.8] are addressed in the consultant's study or are included in any future recommendations.


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