Item - 2019.EX7.1

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 16, 2019 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Executive Committee on July 4, 2019 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on July 16, 2019.

EX7.1 - Implementing Tenants First - A New Seniors Housing Corporation and Proposed Changes to Toronto Community Housing Corporation's Governance

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on July 16, 17 and 18, 2019 adopted the following:

 

Creation of New Seniors Housing Corporation

 

1.  City Council approve in principle the establishment under section 148 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, of a wholly-owned City services corporation to manage and operate Toronto Community Housing Corporation's 83 seniors-designated buildings, as listed in Attachment 1 to the report (June 21, 2019) from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services, and City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services, to complete a due diligence process to ensure an appropriate understanding of the legal, financial and labour implications and report back with the results of the due diligence process in the first part of 2020.

 

2.  City Council request the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services to consult with former board members of the Metropolitan Toronto Housing Corporation prior to proceeding with the creation of a new Seniors Housing Corporation.

 

3.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services to work with Toronto Community Housing to establish a Senior Tenants Advisory Committee, a Senior Tenants Accessibility Advisory Committee and other relevant bodies to ensure that senior tenants can directly access, inform and influence services and programs to be provided by the new Seniors Housing Corporation.

 

Implementation of the Integrated Service Model

 

4.  City Council, as sole shareholder, direct the Toronto Community Housing Corporation Board of Directors to direct the President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation to implement the integrated service model for seniors as described in Attachment 5 to the report (June 21, 2019) from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services, beginning with 10 sites selected from the 83 designated seniors-designated buildings in 2020 in partnership with the City and the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network until such time as the new City services corporation referenced in Part 1 above is established.

 

5.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services, to oversee the implementation of the integrated service model for seniors beginning with 10 sites selected from the 83 designated seniors buildings in 2020 in partnership with Toronto Community Housing Corporation and the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network and submit a business case as part of the 2020 budget for any additional resources and funding required.

 

6.  City Council direct the General Manager, Seniors Services and Long-Term Care to develop and report to City Council in 2020 on a new accountability framework and a corresponding implementation plan for the integrated service model.

 

7.  City Council request the Deputy City Manager Community and Social Services, in consultation with the President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation to pilot a modified integrated service model for implementation in the former seniors buildings identified in Attachment 2 to the report (May 2, 2018) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration in Item 2018.EX34.3 starting with 1901 Weston Road and 10 Glen Everest Road and to identify the required resources and timing schedule through the 2020 Budget Process.

 

Creation of a City Housing Corporation Relationship Unit

 

8.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services, to design and implement a new accountability framework including the creation of a City Housing Corporation relationship unit reporting to the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services, that coordinates the City's relationship with Toronto Community Housing Corporation and the proposed seniors housing corporation.

 

9. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to augment internal resources as necessary by retaining external legal services specializing in:

 

a.  the establishment and governance of public service corporations and associated board governance to expedite the process of establishing and forming a wholly-owned City services corporation to manage and operate Toronto Community Housing's 83 seniors designated buildings; and

 

b.  legal, financial and labour implications of the transfer to Toronto Community Housing Corporation's real estate development functions to CreateTO on the City in alignment with the City-wide real estate model.

 

Transition of Toronto Community Housing Corporation's Development Functions to CreateTO

 

10.  City Council approve in principle the transfer of Toronto Community Housing Corporation's real estate development functions to CreateTO and/or the City in alignment with the City-wide real estate model, including infill housing opportunities, the functions related to treatment of property and property related transactions and direct the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO and the Chief Executive Officer and President, Toronto Community Housing Corporation to complete a due diligence process to ensure an appropriate understanding of the legal, financial and labour implications of the transfer and report back by the end of 2019 with a transfer plan including governance.

 

11.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, as part of the due diligence process to transfer Toronto Community Housing's real estate development functions to CreateTO and/or the City, to:

 

a.  assess options for the organizational structure of the different functions outlined below to ensure on-going coordination between these functions and consistent service to tenants during revitalization projects:

 

- development (e.g. planning, design, construction management, etc.);
- commercial business and leasing;
- tenant and community services (including tenant engagement);
- relocation and return; and
- asset management (including contract management and facilities management for on-going capital maintenance work);

 
b.  consult with a range of stakeholders involved in past or current revitalization projects to ensure an appropriate understanding of the implications of the transfer, including but not limited to tenants and community working groups in revitalization communities, local Councillors, development partners, and City and Toronto Community Housing staff; and

 

c.  include updates on Parts 11.a. and b. above in the report back by the end of 2019.

 

12.  City Council direct that all proposals relating to future revitalizations and redevelopment opportunities of Toronto Community Housing assets, including any demolition and reconstruction of multiple buildings and infill opportunities, be directed to the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, for review and recommendation working, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning prior to being recommended to City Council for approval.

 

13.  City Council, as sole shareholder, direct the Toronto Community Housing Corporation Board of Directors to direct the President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation to co-ordinate through the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, who will work in consultation with the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services, Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to identify opportunities for new affordable rental housing units on Toronto Community Housing Corporation lands through a program of infill construction in which the City of Toronto, or one of its agencies, retains ownership of all land currently held, unless City Council determines the ownership of these lands is no longer in the public interest.

 

14.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, to review potential infill projects on Toronto Community Housing Corporation lands on an accelerate basis through the Housing Now approval process.

 

Continue to Transfer Uninhabitable Houses to Non-profit Organizations

 

15.  City Council direct the City Manager to expedite the transfers of Toronto Community Housing Corporation Uninhabitable Houses by adding the houses listed in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (June 21, 2019) from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services to the list of Uninhabitable Houses approved by Council in Item 2018.EX34.3.

 

16. City Council direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to work with the President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation and the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO to meet with the current long term leaseholder of 45 Canyon Road, to explore all opportunities and options, including consideration of the transfer of land and/or air rights, to intensify the site with rental housing which will include consideration of providing an element of seniors housing [and/or affordable housing] on the property at 45 Canyon Road and report back to the Executive Committee by the fourth quarter of 2019.

 

17.  City Council direct that Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (June 21, 2019) from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services remain confidential in its entirety as it pertains to the security of the property of the municipality or one of its agencies or corporations.

 

Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (June 21, 2019) from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services remains confidential in its entirety in accordance with the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as it pertains to the security of the property of the municipality or one of its agencies or corporations.

Confidential Attachment - Security of property belonging to the City or one of its agencies or corporations

Background Information (Committee)

(June 21, 2019) Report from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services on Implementing Tenants First - A New Seniors Housing Corporation and Proposed Changes to Toronto Community Housing's Governance
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-134973.pdf
Attachment 1 - List of Seniors-mandated Buildings
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-135434.pdf
Attachment 2 - Summary of Toronto Community Housing Corporation's Current Legal Structure and the City's Accountability Framework
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-135435.pdf
Attachment 3 - Update on Tenants First Phase 1 Implementation Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-135436.pdf
Attachment 4 - Options for Legal Structures for Toronto Community Housing Corporation and the Seniors Housing Entity
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-135437.pdf
Attachment 5 - Summary of the Integrated Service Model
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-135438.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - Additions to the Uninhabitable House Transfer List

Background Information (City Council)

(July 8, 2019) Supplementary report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Impact of Tenants First Pilots (EX7.1a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-135777.pdf
Attachment 1 - Tenants First: Trialling Innovations in Service Models and Community Development
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-135899.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(July 2, 2019) Letter from Catherine Wilkinson (EX.Supp.EX7.1.1)
(July 4, 2019) Letter from Mark Smith (EX.Supp.EX7.1.2)
(July 3, 2019) E-mail from Marcel Pereira, S.I.T. (Save Improved T.C.H.C.) (EX.Supp.EX7.1.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-95868.pdf
(July 3, 2019) Letter from Dave Mitchell, CUPE Local 79 (EX.Supp.EX7.1.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-95897.pdf
(July 2, 2019) Letter from Eddie Mariconda, CUPE Local 416 (EX.Supp.EX7.1.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-95898.pdf
(July 4, 2019) Submission from Anita Dressler (EX.New.EX7.1.6)
(July 4, 2019) Submission from William Lohman (EX.New.EX7.1.7)
(July 4, 2019) E-mail from Cheryl Duggan (EX.New.EX7.1.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-95908.pdf
(July 4, 2019) Submission from Cathy Birch, Responsible Personal Accessibility in Toronto Housing (EX.New.EX7.1.9)
(July 4, 2019) E-mail from Doris Power (EX.New.EX7.1.10)
(July 4, 2019) E-mail from Miguel Avila-Velarde (EX.New.EX7.1.11)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Joe Cressy (Carried)

That:

 

1.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, as part of the due diligence process to transfer Toronto Community Housing's real estate development functions to CreateTO and/or the City, to:

 

a.  assess options for the organizational structure of the different functions outlined below to ensure on-going coordination between these functions and consistent service to tenants during revitalization projects:

 

- development (e.g. planning, design, construction management, etc.);
- commercial business and leasing;
- tenant and community services (including tenant engagement);
- relocation and return; and
- asset Management (including contract management and facilities management for on-going capital maintenance work);

 
b.  consult with a range of stakeholders involved in past or current revitalization projects to ensure an appropriate understanding of the implications of the transfer, including but not limited to tenants and community working groups in revitalization communities, local Councillors, development partners, and City and Toronto Community Housing staff; and

 

c.  include updates on Parts a. and b. above in the report back by the end of 2019.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-16-2019 12:13 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX7.1 - Cressy - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Mark Grimes, Michael Thompson

2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Carried)

That City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendation 10 so that it now reads as follows:

 

10.  City Council, as sole shareholder, direct the Toronto Community Housing Corporation Board of Directors to direct the President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation to co-ordinate through the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, who will work in consultation with the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services, Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to identify opportunities for new affordable rental housing units on Toronto Community Housing Corporation lands through a program of infill construction in which the City of Toronto, or one of its agencies, retains ownership of all land currently held, unless City Council determines the ownership of these lands is no longer in the public interest.

Vote (Amend Item) Jul-16-2019 12:12 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX7.1 - Matlow - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 19 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Jaye Robinson
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Mark Grimes, Michael Thompson

3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Colle (Carried)

That City Council request the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services to consult with former board members of the Metropolitan Toronto Housing Corporation prior to proceeding with the creation of a new Seniors Housing Corporation.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-16-2019 12:14 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX7.1 - Colle - motion 3
Total members that voted Yes: 21 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, James Pasternak, Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Mark Grimes, Michael Thompson

4 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Carried)

That City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services to work with Toronto Community Housing to establish a Senior Tenants Advisory Committee, a Senior Tenants Accessibility Advisory Committee and other relevant bodies to ensure that senior tenants can directly access, inform and influence services and programs to be provided by the new Seniors Housing Corporation.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-16-2019 12:15 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX7.1 - Wong-Tam - motion 4
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Mark Grimes, Michael Thompson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jul-16-2019 12:16 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX7.1 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Mark Grimes, Michael Thompson

EX7.1 - Implementing Tenants First - A New Seniors Housing Corporation and Proposed Changes to Toronto Community Housing Corporation's Governance

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Confidential Attachment - Security of property belonging to the City or one of its agencies or corporations

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

Creation of New Seniors Housing Corporation

 

1.  City Council approve in principle the establishment under section 148 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, of a wholly-owned City services corporation to manage and operate Toronto Community Housing Corporation's 83 seniors-designated buildings, as listed in Attachment 1 to the report (June 21, 2019) from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services, and City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services, to complete a due diligence process to ensure an appropriate understanding of the legal, financial and labour implications and report back with the results of the due diligence process in the first part of 2020.

 

Implementation of the Integrated Service Model

 

2.  City Council, as sole shareholder, direct the Toronto Community Housing Corporation Board of Directors to direct the President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation to implement the integrated service model for seniors as described in Attachment 5 to the report (June 21, 2019) from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services, beginning with 10 sites selected from the 83 designated seniors-designated buildings in 2020 in partnership with the City and the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network until such time as the new City services corporation (referenced in Recommendation 1 above) is established.

 

3.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services, to oversee the implementation of the integrated service model for seniors beginning with 10 sites selected from the 83 designated seniors buildings in 2020 in partnership with Toronto Community Housing Corporation and the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network and submit a business case as part of the 2020 budget for any additional resources and funding required.

 

4.  City Council direct the General Manager, Seniors Services and Long-Term Care to develop and report to City Council in 2020 on a new accountability framework and a corresponding implementation plan for the integrated service model.

 

5.  City Council request the Deputy City Manager Community and Social Services, in consultation with the President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation to pilot a modified integrated service model for implementation in the former seniors buildings identified in Attachment 2 to the report (May 2, 2018) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration in Item 2018.EX34.3 starting with 1901 Weston Road and 10 Glen Everest Road and to identify the required resources and timing schedule through the 2020 Budget Process.

 

Creation of a City Housing Corporation Relationship Unit

 

6.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services, to design and implement a new accountability framework including the creation of a City Housing Corporation relationship unit reporting to the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services, that coordinates the City's relationship with Toronto Community Housing Corporation and the proposed seniors housing corporation.

 

7. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to augment internal resources as necessary by retaining external legal services specializing in:

 

a.  the establishment and governance of public service corporations and associated board governance to expedite the process of establishing and forming a wholly-owned City services corporation to manage and operate Toronto Community Housing's 83 seniors designated buildings; and

 

b.  legal, financial and labour implications of the transfer to Toronto Community Housing Corporation's real estate development functions to CreateTO on the City in alignment with the City-wide real estate model.

 

Transition of Toronto Community Housing Corporation's Development Functions to CreateTO

 

8.  City Council approve in principle the transfer of Toronto Community Housing Corporation's real estate development functions to CreateTO and/or the City in alignment with the City-wide real estate model, including infill housing opportunities, the functions related to treatment of property and property related transactions and direct the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO and the Chief Executive Officer and President, Toronto Community Housing Corporation to complete a due diligence process to ensure an appropriate understanding of the legal, financial and labour implications of the transfer and report back by the end of 2019 with a transfer plan including governance.

 

9.  City Council direct that all proposals relating to future revitalizations and redevelopment opportunities of Toronto Community Housing assets, including any demolition and reconstruction of multiple buildings and infill opportunities, be directed to the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, for review and recommendation working, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning prior to being recommended to City Council for approval.

 

10.  City Council, as sole shareholder, direct the Toronto Community Housing Corporation Board of Directors to direct the President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation to co-ordinate through the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, who will work in consultation with the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services, Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to identify opportunities for new affordable rental housing units on Toronto Community Housing Corporation lands through a program of infill construction.

 

11.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, to review potential infill projects on Toronto Community Housing Corporation lands on an accelerate basis through the Housing Now approval process.

 

Continue to Transfer Uninhabitable Houses to Non-profit Organizations

 

12.  City Council direct the City Manager to expedite the transfers of Toronto Community Housing Corporation Uninhabitable Houses by adding the houses listed in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (June 21, 2019) from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services to the list of Uninhabitable Houses approved by Council in 2018.EX34.3.

 

13. City Council direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to work with the President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation and the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO to meet with the current long term leaseholder of 45 Canyon, to explore all opportunities and options, including consideration of the transfer of land and/or air rights, to intensify the site with rental housing which will include consideration of providing an element of seniors housing [and/or affordable housing] on the property at 45 Canyon Road and report back to the Executive Committee by the fourth quarter of 2019.

 

14.  City Council direct that Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (June 21, 2019) from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services remain confidential in its entirety as it pertains to the security of the property of the municipality or one of its agencies or corporations.

Origin

(June 21, 2019) Report from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services

Summary

Tenants First is implementing a plan in which Toronto Community Housing Corporation focuses on being a social housing landlord, where buildings are in a good state of repair, and tenants are connected to appropriate services. As part of the Tenants First Phase One Implementation Plan, Council tasked Tenants First to review governance, mandate and accountability for Toronto Community Housing Corporation's key business areas. This report recommends changes to the governance of Toronto Community Housing Corporation's business areas to increase its collaboration with the City, while also increasing City oversight of its activities, mitigating legal and financial risk, containing costs, and minimizing disruption to tenants.

 

Specifically, this report recommends City Council approve in principle the creation of a new, City-owned seniors housing corporation whose mandate is to operate 14,000 units in 83 seniors-designated Toronto Community Housing Corporation buildings. This recommendation is subject to the results of a due diligence process. It also recommends that the City and Toronto Community Housing Corporation in partnership with the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network begin implementation in 2020 of the co-developed integrated service model in 10 seniors-designated buildings to improve services to senior tenants.

 

Toronto Community Housing Corporation will remain a City corporation whose mandate is to operate the 43,000 units in mixed and family buildings. This report provides an overview of the work to clarify the Corporation's core mandate, including six focus areas identified as joint responsibilities of the City and Toronto Community Housing Corporation. This work will be finalized in 2020 and inform the update of the Shareholder Direction.

 

As part of the work to redefine Toronto Community Housing Corporation's core mandate, this report recommends that City Council approve in principle the transfer of Toronto Community Housing Corporation's real estate development functions to CreateTO and/or the City in alignment with the City-wide real estate model. This recommendation is subject to the results of a due diligence process.

 

As a critical step in a new accountability framework, the report recommends City Council approve the creation of a City Housing Corporation relationship unit to better coordinate the City's relationship with Toronto Community Housing Corporation and the future seniors housing corporation. This City-staffed relationship unit will provide strategic oversight of the corporations, support the Seniors Services and Long-Term Care division to provide oversight for the delivery of the integrated service model in seniors housing and support Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to enhance their Service Manager's role under the Housing Services Act.

 

The transformation of Toronto Community Housing Corporation is a long-term process. This report recommends critical steps in transforming the governance, legal structure, mandate, and accountability framework for both seniors housing and the mixed and family portfolios. The recommendations in this report focus Toronto Community Housing Corporation on its core mandate of delivering services to tenants in mixed and family buildings, through creating a separate seniors housing corporation, and consolidating revitalization expertise in CreateTO. Work also continues on the process to transfer the scattered housing portfolio to not-for-profit providers.

Background Information

(June 21, 2019) Report from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services on Implementing Tenants First - A New Seniors Housing Corporation and Proposed Changes to Toronto Community Housing's Governance
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-134973.pdf
Attachment 1 - List of Seniors-mandated Buildings
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-135434.pdf
Attachment 2 - Summary of Toronto Community Housing Corporation's Current Legal Structure and the City's Accountability Framework
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-135435.pdf
Attachment 3 - Update on Tenants First Phase 1 Implementation Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-135436.pdf
Attachment 4 - Options for Legal Structures for Toronto Community Housing Corporation and the Seniors Housing Entity
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-135437.pdf
Attachment 5 - Summary of the Integrated Service Model
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-135438.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - Additions to the Uninhabitable House Transfer List

Communications

(July 2, 2019) Letter from Catherine Wilkinson (EX.Supp.EX7.1.1)
(July 4, 2019) Letter from Mark Smith (EX.Supp.EX7.1.2)
(July 3, 2019) E-mail from Marcel Pereira, S.I.T. (Save Improved T.C.H.C.) (EX.Supp.EX7.1.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-95868.pdf
(July 3, 2019) Letter from Dave Mitchell, CUPE Local 79 (EX.Supp.EX7.1.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-95897.pdf
(July 2, 2019) Letter from Eddie Mariconda, CUPE Local 416 (EX.Supp.EX7.1.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-95898.pdf
(July 4, 2019) Submission from Anita Dressler (EX.New.EX7.1.6)
(July 4, 2019) Submission from William Lohman (EX.New.EX7.1.7)
(July 4, 2019) E-mail from Cheryl Duggan (EX.New.EX7.1.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-95908.pdf
(July 4, 2019) Submission from Cathy Birch, Responsible Personal Accessibility in Toronto Housing (EX.New.EX7.1.9)
(July 4, 2019) E-mail from Doris Power (EX.New.EX7.1.10)
(July 4, 2019) E-mail from Miguel Avila-Velarde (EX.New.EX7.1.11)

Speakers

Cathy Birch, Responsible Personal Accessibility in Toronto Housing
William Lohman
Anita Dressler
Valentyna Mahoney
Catherine Wilkinson
Marcel Pereira
Michael Rosenberg
John Plumadore, Toronto Seniors Forum
J. MacLeod
Mark Smith
Doris Power
Sam Abebe
Anisa Mohamed
Muhudin Mohiadin
Mary T. Hynes
Miguel Avila-Velarde
Susan Gapka
Councillor Shelley Carroll
Councillor Paula Fletcher
Councillor Joe Cressy

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Carried)

That City Council request the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services, in consultation with the President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation to pilot a modified integrated service model for implementation in the former seniors buildings identified in Attachment 2 to the report (May 2, 2018) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration in Item 2018.EX34.3 starting with 1901 Weston Road and 10 Glen Everest Road and to identify the required resources and timing schedule through the 2020 budget process.


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Carried)

That City Council direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to work with the President and Chief Executive Officer of Toronto Community Housing Corporation and the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO to meet with the current long term leaseholder of 45 Canyon, to explore all opportunities and options, including consideration of the transfer of land and/or air rights, to intensify the site with rental housing which will include consideration of providing an element of seniors housing [and/or affordable housing] on the property at 45 Canyon Road and report back to the Executive Committee by the fourth quarter of 2019.


3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

That City Council authorize the City Solicitor to augment internal resources as necessary by retaining external legal services specializing in:

 

1. the establishment and governance of public service corporations and associated board governance to expedite the process of establishing and forming a wholly-owned City services corporation to manage and operate Toronto Community Housing's 83 seniors designated buildings; and

 

2. legal, financial and labour implications of the transfer to Toronto Community Housing Corporation's real estate development functions to CreateTO on the City in alignment with the City-wide real estate model.


4 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jul-04-2019

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 7 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata, James Pasternak, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Michael Thompson
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council