Item - 2018.PG28.2

Tracking Status

PG28.2 - Amendment to the Sign By-law for Residential Apartment ("RA") Sign Districts

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on April 24, 25, 26 and 27, 2018, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council adopt the draft by-law in Attachment 1 to the report (March 9, 2018) from the Interim Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building to allow authorized first party signs to display all forms of first party sign copy in Residential Apartment Sign Districts by deleting the phrases "in association with an apartment building" from § 694-21.B.(2), and "identifying an apartment building" from § 694-21.B.(3) and §694-21.B.(4).

 

2. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to prepare the necessary Bills for introduction in Council to implement City Council's decision, subject to such stylistic and technical changes to the draft by-law as may be required.

Public Notice Given

Background Information (Committee)

(March 9, 2018) Report from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building (Interim) on Amendment to the Sign By-law for Residential Apartment ("RA") Sign Districts
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-113449.pdf
Attachment 1 - Draft of Proposed Sign Bylaw Amendment
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-113450.pdf
(March 26, 2018) Public Notice
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-113455.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(April 5, 2018) Letter from Daryl Chong, President and CEO, Greater Toronto Apartment Association (PG.New.PG28.2.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/comm/communicationfile-79432.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Apr-25-2018 6:38 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PG28.2 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 37 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Gary Crawford, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio

PG28.2 - Amendment to the Sign By-law for Residential Apartment ("RA") Sign Districts

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Public Notice Given

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council adopt the draft by-law in Attachment 1 to the report (March 9, 2018) from the Interim Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building to allow authorized first party signs to display all forms of first party sign copy in Residential Apartment (RA) Sign Districts by deleting the phrases "in association with an apartment building" from § 694-21.B.(2), and "identifying an apartment building" from § 694-21.B.(3) and §694-21.B.(4); and,

 

2. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to prepare the necessary Bills for introduction in Council to implement the above recommendation, subject to such stylistic and technical changes to the draft by-law as may be required.

Origin

(March 9, 2018) Report from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building (Interim)

Summary

This staff report reviews a proposed amendment to the Sign By-law to expand permission for first party sign copy in Residential Apartment (RA) Sign Districts. The proposed amendment will allow first party signs in RA Sign Districts to display all forms of first party sign copy by deleting the requirement that they display only copy associated with residential apartment uses. The Sign By-law currently limits the display of sign copy in RA Sign Districts to copy which exclusively identifies residential apartment buildings.

 

The proposed amendment will allow the incorporation of images, logos and non-residential sign copy, in support of the Tower Renewal Program and Residential Apartment Commercial (RAC) zoning adopted by City Council in 2014.

 

The Tower Renewal Program forms part of the Poverty Reduction Strategy, to revitalize older apartment towers and their neighbourhoods through the introduction of small-scale non-residential uses. As the Sign By-law does not currently contemplate non-residential uses in RA Sign Districts, sign copy containing logos and non-residential sign copy now require Sign Variances. Staff note that members of the public generally stated that they had no concerns with the signs proposed in these variance applications.

 

This report was prepared in consultation with staff from Social Development, Finance and Administration (SDFA).

Background Information

(March 9, 2018) Report from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building (Interim) on Amendment to the Sign By-law for Residential Apartment ("RA") Sign Districts
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-113449.pdf
Attachment 1 - Draft of Proposed Sign Bylaw Amendment
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-113450.pdf
(March 26, 2018) Public Notice
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-113455.pdf

Communications

(April 5, 2018) Letter from Daryl Chong, President and CEO, Greater Toronto Apartment Association (PG.New.PG28.2.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/comm/communicationfile-79432.pdf

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Justin J. Di Ciano (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council