Item - 2018.PG25.8

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on January 31, 2018 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Planning and Growth Management Committee on January 15, 2018. It is being forwarded to City Council without recommendations. It will be considered by City Council on January 31, 2018.

PG25.8 - Inclusionary Zoning

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

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

 

1.  City Council adopt the following and forward its decision to the Province as the City's response to the proposed inclusionary zoning regulations:

 

Recommendation 1: The proposed regulation should be amended to respect the fact that the municipality is in the best position to assess its needs and establish an inclusionary zoning framework that takes into consideration the full range of housing needs, market conditions, and aligned policy and program opportunities.

 

Recommendation 2: The proposed regulation should be amended to explicitly provide for the opportunity to create new affordable purpose-built rental housing.

 

Recommendation 3: The Province should work with the municipality to review current and projected rental housing development, including understanding the market profile of new rental housing projects. Further, the Province should consult with municipalities and other stakeholders on the merits of extending the regulation to any or all of the new purpose-built rental housing market.

 

Recommendation 4: The regulation should provide for municipal flexibility to set reasonable set aside rates based on the local context, planned environment, and relevant program funding and incentives, with the principle that a minimum of 10 percent of the units or gross floor area be established as the unit set aside rate.

 

Recommendation 5: The regulation should provide for municipal decision making for measures and incentives as municipalities are in the best position to respond to local market conditions.

 

Recommendation 6: The regulation should allow for inclusionary zoning to be used as part of a Community Planning Permit System area or in areas where the zoning has been updated to reflect minimum and maximum densities in accordance with provincial policy.

 

Recommendation 7: The regulations should enable municipalities to set an equity sharing model that is fair and equitable.

 

Recommendation 8: The regulations should enable municipalities to set priorities based on local housing need and align program administration with administrative models that are already in place.

 

Recommendation 9: Off-site provisions in the regulation should be amended to allow for municipal flexibility in permitting100 percent inclusionary zoning buildings.

 

2.  City Council request the Province to amend the proposed inclusionary zoning regulations as set out in Part 1 above.

 

3.  City Council request the Province to further consult municipalities and stakeholders on an appropriate and flexible implementation framework for inclusionary zoning prior to proclaiming the regulation.

 

4.  City Council request all municipalities in Ontario and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario to consider supporting the City of Toronto's recommendations as set out in Part 1 above.

Background Information (Committee)

(January 15, 2018) Letter from Councillor Gord Perks, Ward 14, Parkdale-High Park, on Inclusionary Zoning
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-110817.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(January 25, 2018) Transmittal from the Planning and Growth Management Committee (PG25.8a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-111821.htm

Communications (City Council)

(January 28, 2018) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chairs, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (CC.Supp.PG25.8.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-78405.pdf
(January 30, 2018) Letter from Nancy Singer, Executive Director, Kehilla Residential Programme (CC.New.PG25.8.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-78411.pdf
(February 1, 2018) Submission from Eileen Denny (CC.New.PG25.8.3)
(February 1, 2018) Submission from Eileen Denny (CC.New.PG25.8.4)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)

That:

 

1.  City Council adopt the following and forward its decision to the Province as the City's response to the proposed inclusionary zoning regulations:

 

Recommendation 1: The proposed regulation should be amended to respect the fact that the City municipality is in the best position to assess its needs and establish an inclusionary zoning framework that takes into consideration the full range of housing needs, market conditions, and aligned policy and program opportunities.

 

Recommendation 2: The proposed regulation should be amended to explicitly provide for the opportunity to create new affordable purpose-built rental housing.

 

Recommendation 3: The Province should work with the City municipality to review current and projected rental housing development, including understanding the market profile of new rental housing projects. Further, the Province should consult with municipalities and other stakeholders on the merits of extending the regulation to any or all of the new purpose-built rental housing market.

 

Recommendation 4: The regulation should provide for municipal flexibility to set reasonable set aside rates based on the local context, planned environment, and relevant program funding and incentives, with the principle that a minimum of 10 percent of the units or gross floor area be established as the unit set aside rate.

 

Recommendation 5: The regulation should provide for municipal decision making for measures and incentives as municipalities are in the best position to respond to local market conditions.

 

Recommendation 6: The regulation should allow for inclusionary zoning to be used as part of a Community Planning Permit System area or in areas where the zoning has been updated to reflect minimum and maximum densities in accordance with provincial policy.

 

Recommendation 7: The regulations should enable municipalities to set an equity sharing model that is fair and equitable.

 

Recommendation 8: The regulations should enable municipalities to set priorities based on local housing need and align program administration with administrative models that are already in place.

 

Recommendation 9: Off-site provisions in the regulation should be amended to allow for municipal flexibility in permitting100 percent inclusionary zoning buildings.

 

2.  City Council request the Province to amend the proposed inclusionary zoning regulations as set out in Part 1 above.

 

3.  City Council request the Province to further consult municipalities and stakeholders on an appropriate and flexible implementation framework for inclusionary zoning prior to proclaiming the regulation.

 

4.  City Council request all municipalities in Ontario and AMO to consider supporting the City of Toronto's recommendations as set out in Part 1 above.

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Feb-01-2018 7:42 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG25.8 - Shiner - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 34 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, 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, 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: 8 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Giorgio Mammoliti, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson

Motion to End Debate moved by Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council end the debate on Item PG25.8 and take the vote immediately.

Vote (End Debate) Feb-01-2018 7:41 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - PG25.8 - Karygiannis - End debate
Total members that voted Yes: 26 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Justin J. Di Ciano, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, David Shiner, John Tory, Lucy Troisi
Total members that voted No: 11 Members that voted No are Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson

PG25.8 - Inclusionary Zoning

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Without Recs
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee submits the item to City Council without recommendation.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Growth Management Committee:

 

1.  Requested the Chair to call a special meeting of the Planning and Growth Management Committee on this matter prior to the City Council meeting scheduled for January 31, 2018.

 

2.  Requested that, in the event that the Planning and Growth Management Committee is unable to meet prior to January 31, 2018, the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning report directly to City Council with a proposed response from the City of Toronto on the provincial proposal on Inclusionary Zoning legislation.

 

3. Requested City staff to continue discussions with the Province on changes to the draft regulations to address the City of Toronto's concerns.

Origin

(January 15, 2018) Letter from Councillor Gord Perks, Ward 14, Parkdale-High Park

Summary

The Ontario government has announced details of Inclusionary Zoning legislation that would give municipalities the ability to secure affordable housing in new residential developments through the use of inclusionary zoning. The deadline to submit comments on this proposed legislation is February 1, 2018.

Background Information

(January 15, 2018) Letter from Councillor Gord Perks, Ward 14, Parkdale-High Park, on Inclusionary Zoning
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-110817.pdf

Speakers

Joy Connelly, Member, Homecoming Coalition
Sean Meagher, Executive Director, Social Planning Toronto

Motions

1 - Motion to Add New Business at Committee moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Carried)

2a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Withdrawn)

1. Request the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Director, Affordable Housing Office, City Solicitor and Chief Financial Officer report to the January 31, February 1 and 2, 2018 City Council meeting on recommendations for Council's consideration on the draft inclusionary zoning regulations released by the Province.


2b - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

1. Request City staff to continue discussions with the Province on changes to the draft regulations to address the City of Toronto's concerns.


3 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)

1.  That the item be forwarded to City Council without recommendation.

 

2.  That the Chair call a special meeting of the Planning and Growth Management Committee on this matter prior to the City Council meeting scheduled for January 31, 2018.

 

3.  That, in the event that the Planning and Growth Management Committee is unable to meet prior to January 31, 2018, the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning report directly to City Council with a proposed response from the City of Toronto on the provincial proposal on Inclusionary Zoning legislation.


4 - Motion to Withdraw a Motion moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

That Motion 2a by Councillor Bailão be withdrawn.

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