Item - 2018.GM29.20

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 23, 2018 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by Government Management Committee on July 3, 2018 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on July 23, 2018.

GM29.20 - The Indian Residential School Survivors (IRSS) Legacy Structure

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

City Council Decision

City Council on July 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 30, 2018, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council approve an increase of $250,000 gross and $0 net to the 2018 Approved Operating Budget of the Economic Development and Culture Division, funded entirely by the Major Special Events Reserve Fund, for expenses related to an October 2018 event including costs related to planning, consultation and programming for the Indian Residential School Survivors Legacy Project.

 

2.  City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to include for consideration in its 2019 Operating Budget submission a request for $250,000 to fund costs related to planning, consultation and programming for the Indian Residential School Survivors Legacy Project.

 

3.  City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and the General Manager, Facilities Management, to submit costs related to the installation of the Indian Residential School Survivors Legacy Project for consideration as part of the 2019 budget process.

Background Information (Committee)

(June 27, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and the General Manager, Facilities Management on The Indian Residential School Survivors (IRSS) Legacy Structure
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-117812.pdf
(June 13, 2018) Attachment 1 - Project Budget Summary
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-117814.pdf
(September 26, 2017) Attachment 2 - ERA Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-117815.pdf
Attachment 3 - Site Plan and Perspective
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-117816.pdf
Attachment 4 - Engagement
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-117817.pdf
Attachment 5 - Programming
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-117818.pdf
(June 18, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and the General Manager, Facilities Management on The Indian Residential School Survivors (IRSS) Legacy Structure - Notice of Pending Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-117271.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(June 29, 2018) E-mail from Brian McIntosh (GM.New.GM29.20.1)
(June 29, 2018) E-mail from Pamela A. Thomson (GM.New.GM29.20.2)
(June 29, 2018) E-mail from Darlene Varaleau (GM.New.GM29.20.3)
(June 30, 2018) E-mail from Keith Gauntlett (GM.New.GM29.20.4)
(June 30, 2018) E-mail from Rev. James Houston (GM.New.GM29.20.5)
(June 30, 2018) E-mail from Robert Foliot (GM.New.GM29.20.6)
(July 2, 2018) E-mail from Heather E. Bennett (GM.New.GM29.20.7)

Communications (City Council)

(July 6, 2018) E-mail from Michael Cheena (CC.Main.GM29.20.8)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jul-26-2018 7:47 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - GM29.20 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 35 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Miganoush Megardichian, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Jonathan Tsao, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 10 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Christin Carmichael Greb, Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Neethan Shan, John Tory, Lucy Troisi

GM29.20 - The Indian Residential School Survivors (IRSS) Legacy Structure

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

Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve an increase of $250,000 gross and $0 net to the 2018 Approved Operating Budget of the Economic Development and Culture Division, funded entirely by the Major Special Events Reserve Fund, for expenses related to an October 2018 event including costs related to planning, consultation and programming for the Indian Residential School Survivors Legacy Project.

 

2.  City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to include for consideration in its 2019 Operating Budget submission a request for $250,000 to fund costs related to planning, consultation and programming for the Indian Residential School Survivors Legacy Project.

 

3.  City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and the General Manager, Facilities Management, to submit costs related to the installation of the Indian Residential School Survivors Legacy Project for consideration as part of the 2019 budget process.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Government Management Committee:

 

1.  Viewed a video submitted by the Toronto Council Fire Native Culture Centre and proposes that City Council, as part of its consideration of this item on July 23, 2018, view the video presented to the Government Management Committee on July 3, 2018.

Origin

(June 27, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and the General Manager, Facilities Management

Summary

In December 2015, City Council endorsed all of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's (TRC) Calls to Action and directed City staff to develop concrete actions to fully implement all calls to action that explicitly recognise the role of municipalities. Call to Action 82 was identified as one that recognised the role of municipalities. Call to Action 82 calls for the commission and installation of a publicly accessible and highly visible monument in each provincial or territorial capital to recognize Indian residential school survivors. City Council directed City staff to work in partnership with the Province of Ontario and local Indigenous communities to pursue the monument project.

 

In 2017, the City was approached by Toronto Council Fire (TCF) to partner in the installation of a large structure at Nathan Phillips Square (NPS) to recognize the experience of Indian residential school survivors, in fulfilment of Call to Action 82.

On November 7, 2017, Council adopted a motion directing the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture (EDC) and the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services, to work with TCF to determine the feasibility of the project and report back to Council in the first quarter of 2018. An initial update was provided to the Government Management Committee on April 3, 2018. Planning has accelerated since that time. This report provides a further update on the state of design, engineering, budget, programming and stakeholder engagement as of June 2018. While some risks to the project remain, and are detailed below, the project is considered generally feasible.  

 

The anticipated start of construction, pending completion of design work, for the project is April 2020. In the interim, a major event related to the project is being planned for October 2018 on Nathan Phillips Square in order to advance the project and the broader cause of reconciliation.

Background Information

(June 27, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and the General Manager, Facilities Management on The Indian Residential School Survivors (IRSS) Legacy Structure
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-117812.pdf
(June 13, 2018) Attachment 1 - Project Budget Summary
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-117814.pdf
(September 26, 2017) Attachment 2 - ERA Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-117815.pdf
Attachment 3 - Site Plan and Perspective
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-117816.pdf
Attachment 4 - Engagement
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-117817.pdf
Attachment 5 - Programming
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-117818.pdf
(June 18, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and the General Manager, Facilities Management on The Indian Residential School Survivors (IRSS) Legacy Structure - Notice of Pending Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-117271.pdf

Communications

(June 29, 2018) E-mail from Brian McIntosh (GM.New.GM29.20.1)
(June 29, 2018) E-mail from Pamela A. Thomson (GM.New.GM29.20.2)
(June 29, 2018) E-mail from Darlene Varaleau (GM.New.GM29.20.3)
(June 30, 2018) E-mail from Keith Gauntlett (GM.New.GM29.20.4)
(June 30, 2018) E-mail from Rev. James Houston (GM.New.GM29.20.5)
(June 30, 2018) E-mail from Robert Foliot (GM.New.GM29.20.6)
(July 2, 2018) E-mail from Heather E. Bennett (GM.New.GM29.20.7)

Speakers

Liana Canzian, Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre
Theo Nazary, Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre
Andrea Chrisjohn, Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre

Motions

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

That:

 

1.  The Government Management Committee propose to City Council that, as part of its consideration of this item on July 23, 2018, Council view the video submitted by the Toronto Council Fire Native Culture Centre, presented to the Government Management Committee on July 3, 2018.

Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council