Item - 2019.EX9.5

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on October 29, 2019 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Executive Committee on October 23, 2019 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on October 29, 2019.

EX9.5 - Implementation Strategy for the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on October 29 and 30, 2019, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council adopt the Implementation Strategy for the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038 as set out in Appendix A to the report (October 8, 2019) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

 

2.  City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to work with the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on a funding strategy to implement the Parks and Recreation Facility Master Plan 2019-2038 over the 20 year period.

 

3.  City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to submit the additional funding requirements associated with the implementation of the "Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038" including state of good repair backlog for consideration as part of the 2020 Budget Process.  

 

4.  City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to present the Implementation Strategy for the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038 to relevant stakeholders, including the school boards, and to discuss partnership opportunities to advance both the City and school boards capital and programming priorities.  

 

5.  City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to use the Implementation Strategy for the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038 to inform funding, partnerships and inter-governmental discussions in order to advance the priorities set out in the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038 Implementation Strategy.

 

6.  City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to use the Implementation Strategy to inform the development of the City's Community Benefit Strategy and subsequently, the Community Benefit Charge By-law.

 

7.  City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to monitor and assess trends and participation in curling including considering the capacity of existing private and public curling facilities, opportunities to make interest in curling broader and more inclusive, and to consult with relevant stakeholders on potential opportunities and report back in the fourth quarter of 2020.

 

8.  City Council direct the General Manger, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to include any revised population projections provided by City Planning in their analysis of facilities to be funded through both the Facilities Master Plan and the Community Benefits Charge.

 

9.  City Council direct the General Manger, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to advance a recreation facilities assessment for the North Yonge Secondary Plan area, including facilities to be incorporated in the future park secured near Drewry and Yonge Street and integrate any required facilities in both the Facilities Master Plan Implementation Strategy and the future Community Benefits Charge Strategy, in consultation with the local Councillor.

 

10.  City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to advance discussions to extend the existing Main Square Community Recreation Centre lease in an effort to ensure recreation service continuity for the Main Square community for a period as required.

 

11.  City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to develop a facility plan to ensure the Main Square Community Recreation Centre's continuation, through either future revitalization of the existing facility or new facilities to accommodate the growth expected through the forthcoming Main Street Planning Study and report on capital needs to support the plan, as required, in future years' Capital Plans.

 

12.  City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to consider opportunities to utilize the Sir Robert L. Borden site for recreation programming within the Facilities Master Plan including their Sport Field Strategy and Sports Bubble Strategy components.

 

13.  City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to consider future facility improvements to the Jenner Jean-Marie Community Centre and the potential for additional multi-purpose space to serve the Thorncliffe Park neighbourhood, based on the current needs assessment work being undertaken that considers population growth, cultural needs and opportunities both within the existing facility and the surrounding community, and to report out through future year's Capital Plans.

 

14.  City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to review the dogs off-leash policy, applying international best practices, and report back in 2020.

Background Information (Committee)

(October 8, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on Implementation Strategy for the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-138698.pdf
Appendix A - Implementation Strategy for the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-138699.pdf
Appendix B - Summary of Facility Recommendations and Timing - Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-138700.pdf
Appendix C - Summary of Policy and Funding Recommendations - Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-138701.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(October 20, 2019) E-mail from Carol Gribben (EX.Supp.EX9.5.1)
(October 20, 2019) E-mail from Peter Iaboni (EX.Supp.EX9.5.2)
(October 20, 2019) E-mail from Mark Inglis (EX.Supp.EX9.5.3)
(October 21, 2019) E-mail from Ralph Ellis, Past President, James Gardens Lawn Bowling Club, and Vice President and Grant Director, Ontario Lawn Bowls Association (EX.Supp.EX9.5.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-98207.pdf
(October 21, 2019) Letter from Susan Lawrence (EX.Supp.EX9.5.5)
(October 21, 2019) Letter from Lauren Wasylkiw (EX.Supp.EX9.5.6)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Patrick McGrade (EX.Supp.EX9.5.7)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Hal Dickout (EX.Supp.EX9.5.8)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (EX.Supp.EX9.5.9)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Janet Churchill (EX.Supp.EX9.5.10)
(October 22, 2019) Letter from Bill Baker (EX.Supp.EX9.5.11)
(October 22, 2019) Letter from Paul Kolisnyk (EX.Supp.EX9.5.12)
(October 21, 2019) E-mail from Mike and Suzan Hughes (EX.Supp.EX9.5.13)
(October 20, 2019) Letter from Greg King (EX.Supp.EX9.5.14)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Craig Franklin (EX.Supp.EX9.5.15)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Keith Robertson (EX.Supp.EX9.5.16)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Fred Porter (EX.Supp.EX9.5.17)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Howard Smith (EX.Supp.EX9.5.18)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Michael Shelegey (EX.Supp.EX9.5.19)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Edward Luciani (EX.Supp.EX9.5.20)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Graeme Hogle (EX.Supp.EX9.5.21)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Christine Sauriol (EX.Supp.EX9.5.22)
(October 21, 2019) E-mail from Andrew Kwiatkowski (EX.Supp.EX9.5.23)
(October 21, 2019) E-mail from Duncan Macgregor, President, Humber Seniorís Curling Club (EX.Supp.EX9.5.24)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Jacques Soulodre (EX.Supp.EX9.5.25)
(October 21, 2019) Letter from Stephen Chenier, Executive Director, and Elaine Brimicombe, Chair, Board of Directors, Ontario Curling Association (EX.Supp.EX9.5.26)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-98298.pdf
(October 22, 2019) Letter from Danielle Inglis, President, Toronto Curling Association (EX.Supp.EX9.5.27)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-98228.pdf
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Terry Villella (EX.Supp.EX9.5.28)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Ash-Lei Lewandoski (EX.Supp.EX9.5.29)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Lynn Lawson (EX.Supp.EX9.5.30)
(October 23, 2019) Letter from Corinne Schmid (EX.Supp.EX9.5.31)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Bob Irvine (EX.Supp.EX9.5.32)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Nancy Scuglia, Director of Membership, York Curling Club (EX.Supp.EX9.5.33)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Jane Corke (EX.Supp.EX9.5.34)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Katie Reid (EX.Supp.EX9.5.35)
(October 23, 2019) Letter from Eric Code, Founder and Chair, Toronto Dog Park Community (EX.Supp.EX9.5.36)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-98315.pdf
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Warren Baker (EX.Supp.EX9.5.37)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Paivi Liitela, General Manager, Leaside Curling Club (EX.Supp.EX9.5.38)
(October 23, 2019) Letter from John Rudd (EX.Supp.EX9.5.39)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-98318.pdf
(October 21, 2019) Letter from Mark Inglis, West End Curling Committee (EX.Supp.EX9.5.40)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-98319.pdf
(October 23, 2019) Submission from Bruce Barber (EX.Supp.EX9.5.41)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-98320.pdf
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Carol Jackson (EX.Supp.EX9.5.42)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Julianne Villella (EX.Supp.EX9.5.43)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Kelly Breau (EX.Supp.EX9.5.44)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Irina Ciucianu (EX.Supp.EX9.5.45)
(October 23, 2019) Submission from Bonnie Sacchetti, Board Member, Toronto Curling Association (EX.Supp.EX9.5.46)
(October 23, 2019) Submission from Gregory Didycz, Founder, Marie Curtis Dog Park Association, and Sitting Member, Steering Committee for Toronto Dog Park Community (EX.Supp.EX9.5.47)
(October 23, 2019) Submission from Barbara Mossop (EX.Supp.EX9.5.48)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Mary Lisi (EX.Supp.EX9.5.49)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Louise Lawrence, Canadian Dog Walkers Association, Certified Dog Trainer, and Toronto Dog Park Steering Committee (EX.Supp.EX9.5.50)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Melanie Lepp (EX.Supp.EX9.5.51)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Stephanie Rodrigues (EX.Supp.EX9.5.52)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Maggi Burtt (EX.Supp.EX9.5.53)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Tracy Keenan (EX.Supp.EX9.5.54)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Meghan White (EX.Supp.EX9.5.55)
(October 23, 2019) Letter from Jason Shvili (EX.Supp.EX9.5.56)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Ben Stadelmann (EX.Supp.EX9.5.57)
(October 23, 2019) Letter from Christine MacLean (EX.Supp.EX9.5.58)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Lisa Pratt (EX.Supp.EX9.5.59)
(October 21, 2019) E-mail from Brian Wade (EX.Supp.EX9.5.60)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Caroline Busbridge (EX.Supp.EX9.5.61)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Susan House (EX.Supp.EX9.5.62)
(October 21, 2019) E-mail from Elizabeth Woolnough (EX.New.EX9.5.63)

Communications (City Council)

(October 23, 2019) Submission from Gregory Didycz (CC.Supp.EX9.5.64)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Gala Martinez (CC.Supp.EX9.5.65)
(October 28, 2019) E-mail from Carolyn Johnson (CC.Supp.EX9.5.66)
(October 28, 2019) E-mail from Michael Totzke (CC.New.EX9.5.67)
(October 28, 2019) E-mail from Tracy Chong (CC.New.EX9.5.68)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from John Martin (CC.New.EX9.5.69)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Ryan Bennett (CC.New.EX9.5.70)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Pascale Chenier (CC.New.EX9.5.71)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Brad Bradford (Carried)

That City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to consider future facility improvements to the Jenner Jean-Marie Community Centre and the potential for additional multi-purpose space to serve the Thorncliffe Park neighbourhood, based on the current needs assessment work being undertaken that considers population growth, cultural needs and opportunities both within the existing facility and the surrounding community, and to report out through future year's Capital Plans.

 


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Oct-29-2019 4:34 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX9.5 - Adopt Item as Amended
Total members that voted Yes: 25 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, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

EX9.5 - Implementation Strategy for the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council adopt the Implementation Strategy for the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038 as set out in Appendix A to the report (October 8, 2019) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

 

2.  City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to work with the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on a funding strategy to implement the Parks and Recreation Facility Master Plan 2019-2038 over the 20 year period.

 

3.  City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to submit the additional funding requirements associated with the implementation of the "Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038" including state of good repair backlog for consideration as part of the 2020 Budget process.  

 

4.  City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to present the Implementation Strategy for the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038 to relevant stakeholders, including the school boards, and to discuss partnership opportunities to advance both the City and school boards capital and programming priorities.  

 

5.  City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to use the Implementation Strategy for the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038 to inform funding, partnerships and inter-governmental discussions in order to advance the priorities set out in the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038 Implementation Strategy.

 

6.  City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to use the Implementation Strategy to inform the development of the City's Community Benefit Strategy and subsequently, the Community Benefit Charge by-law.

 

7.  City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to monitor and assess trends and participation in curling including considering the capacity of existing private and public curling facilities, opportunities to make interest in curling broader and more inclusive and to consult with relevant stakeholders on potential opportunities and report back in the fourth quarter of 2020.

 

8.  City Council direct the General Manger, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to include any revised population projections provided by City Planning in their analysis of facilities to be funded through both the Facilities Master Plan and the Community Benefits Charge.

 

9.  City Council direct the General Manger, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to advance a recreation facilities assessment for the North Yonge Secondary Plan area, including facilities to be incorporated in the future park secured near Drewry and Yonge Street and integrate any required facilities in both the Facilities Master Plan Implementation Strategy and the future Community Benefits Charge Strategy in consultation with the local Councillor.

 

10.  City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to advance discussions to extend the existing Main Square Community Recreation Centre lease in an effort to ensure recreation service continuity for the Main Square community for a period as required.

 

 11.  City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to develop a facility plan to ensure the Main Square Community Recreation Centre's continuation, through either future revitalization of the existing facility or new facilities to accommodate the growth expected through the forthcoming Main Street Planning Study and report on capital needs to support the plan as required in future years' Capital Plans.

 

12.  City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to consider opportunities to utilize the Sir Robert L. Borden site for recreation programming within the Facilities Master Plan including their Sport Field Strategy and Sports Bubble Strategy components

 

13.  City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to review the dogs off-leash policy, applying international best practices, and report back in 2020.

Origin

(October 8, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation

Summary

The Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038 was adopted by City Council in November 2017 and is the first strategic plan to guide Parks, Forestry and Recreation's city-wide planning and investment in a range of parks and recreation assets including: community recreation centres, aquatic and ice facilities, sports fields and courts, splash pads and a number of other facilities. The Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan directs investment for both maintaining existing facilities and the provision of new facilities over the next 20 years.

 

Since its approval by Council, the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan has guided capital and facility planning, design and construction, as well as supported area studies, major development applications and policy development.

 

This report recommends the approval of the Implementation Strategy for the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038, found in Appendix A. 

 

The Implementation Strategy for the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038 provides an evidence-based, decision-making framework to address gaps in provision, align facility development with growth, pursue facility repurposing opportunities, invest strategically, and advance policy and partnerships across the city over the next 20 year period. It offers an equitable and consistent framework for identifying where, how and when to invest in parks and recreation facilities.    
 
The Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan Implementation Strategy is supported by four guiding principles - quality, innovation, sustainability, and equity and is guided by three strategic goals:
 

- Renew and upgrade existing facilities;
- Address gaps and growth-related needs; and
- Work with other partners to explore new opportunities to provide facilities.
 

The Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan Implementation Strategy focuses equally on the importance of investing in both the state-of-good-repair for existing facilities, and provision of new and enhanced facilities and proposes to:

 

- Eliminate the state-of-good-repair backlog and proactively plan for state-of-good-repair improvement by:


- Increasing Parks, Forestry and Recreation's annual state-of-good-repair investment to proactively address the backlog and meet industry standards, helping to ensure existing parks and recreation facilities continue to serve the city for generations;


- Focusing on facilities that have traditionally been underfunded. Historically, state-of-good-repair funding has been focused on larger facilities rather than smaller, community-based facilities like sports courts. This has impacted consistency and created gaps in service delivery;

 

- Creating a dedicated team focused on asset management and addressing state-of-good-repair. Building a dedicated staff team within Parks, Forestry and Recreation focusing on state-of-good-repair strategies and assessments, along with advancing state-of-good-repair projects will both fast track implementation and build an enhanced internal expertise and project efficiencies; and


- Advancing the prioritization methodology for capital facility renewal projects, informed by condition audits and inspections. Capital investments are directed to higher risk aging assets and urgent projects first, reducing, where budget is available, the possibility of system failure.

 
- Construct 17 new community recreation centres to address growth, respond to increasing demand and provide more equitable service in communities across the city;


- Revitalize and/or replace 11 existing community recreation centres while maximizing current land and resources, and making good use of financial resources;

 

- Maintain current provision levels and address geographic gaps for indoor pools, splash pads, soccer and multi-use fields, cricket pitches and bike parks;

 

- Increase provision levels for basketball courts, skateparks and sports bubbles; and
Maintain existing facilities in all other areas.
 
Advancing the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038 Implementation Strategy will result in additional and improved parks and recreation facilities that address the needs of future growth, historically underserved areas, and respond to changing parks and recreation trends.

 

Recommendations in the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038 were established based on currently available research and information. Many things can change over the course of 20 years, including demographics, growth, facility conditions, partnership opportunities, recreation trends and the availability of funding. In order to ensure that facilities are responsive to change, prior to initiating the design of any major new or revitalized parks and recreation facility, a local planning review will be undertaken to confirm factors such as population growth, land opportunities, trends in demand for and availability of recreation services, and design standards.

 

The financial strategy for the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038 was based on Parks, Forestry and Recreation's current funding sources, namely the growth funding tools, which include Development Charges, Section 42 and Section 37 of the Planning Act, and debt which funds all state-of-good-repair requirements.  

 

Growth-related projects are currently funded through revenue from Sections 37 and 42 of the Planning Act and Development Charges, which represent approximately 56 percent of Parks, Forestry and Recreation's 10-year Capital Plan. Based on the 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan it is estimated that there is sufficient funding for new and enhanced facilities over the 10 year period if current funding levels are maintained. The 2019-2028 Council-approved Capital Plan for Parks, Forestry and Recreation currently includes "Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038 placeholders" for new and enhanced parks and recreation facilities, without referencing the specific name or Ward, District or Citywide location. This report provides the detail and timing for each of the parks and recreation facilities recommended in the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038.

 

With the passage of the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 (Bill 108), Section 42, Section 37 and the "soft infrastructure" elements of the Development Charges By-law,  will be replaced with a new single source of funding, the Community Benefits Charge.  The Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038 Implementation Strategy will be dependent on the City developing and implementing a Community Benefits Charge strategy and enabling bylaw. The financial impacts of transitioning to the Community Benefits Charge will not be fully understood until the provincial regulations setting out the details of the Community Benefits Charge formula are finalized and subsequently evaluated by the City. The Province of Ontario has committed to maintaining municipal revenues through the proposed changes under Bill 108. Parks, Forestry and Recreation will report out on any funding changes that may impact on the 2019-2028 Capital Plan as a result of the new funding sources, as part of the City's annual capital budget planning process.

 

State-of-good-repair is funded through debt. Addressing the state-of-good-repair backlog for existing Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038 in-scope facilities will require the City to consider an additional investment of $469.6 million over a 20-year period, or $234.8 million over the upcoming 2020-2029 Capital Plan (an additional $23.5 million per year), which will likely need to be phased in. This magnitude of investment is required as facilities continue to be in a state of disrepair. The inability to fund state-of-good-repair has led to increased equipment failure causing service interruptions, unplanned closures and cancelled programs.
 

The Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038 Implementation Strategy will also serve as a framework to respond to external funding opportunities, such as grants and donations, from partnerships, public agencies, non-profits, or other orders of government.
 

Apart from external funding, projects included in the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038 Implementation Strategy may be accelerated or deferred for other reasons, such as availability of land and resources.  The 10-year Capital Plan for Parks, Forestry and Recreation is updated every year and will offer the opportunity to reflect these changes.  
 

Parks, Forestry and Recreation will report back to City Council in 2024 with an update on the first five years of implementation of the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038.

Background Information

(October 8, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on Implementation Strategy for the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-138698.pdf
Appendix A - Implementation Strategy for the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-138699.pdf
Appendix B - Summary of Facility Recommendations and Timing - Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-138700.pdf
Appendix C - Summary of Policy and Funding Recommendations - Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-138701.pdf

Communications

(October 20, 2019) E-mail from Carol Gribben (EX.Supp.EX9.5.1)
(October 20, 2019) E-mail from Peter Iaboni (EX.Supp.EX9.5.2)
(October 20, 2019) E-mail from Mark Inglis (EX.Supp.EX9.5.3)
(October 21, 2019) E-mail from Ralph Ellis, Past President, James Gardens Lawn Bowling Club, and Vice President and Grant Director, Ontario Lawn Bowls Association (EX.Supp.EX9.5.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-98207.pdf
(October 21, 2019) Letter from Susan Lawrence (EX.Supp.EX9.5.5)
(October 21, 2019) Letter from Lauren Wasylkiw (EX.Supp.EX9.5.6)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Patrick McGrade (EX.Supp.EX9.5.7)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Hal Dickout (EX.Supp.EX9.5.8)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (EX.Supp.EX9.5.9)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Janet Churchill (EX.Supp.EX9.5.10)
(October 22, 2019) Letter from Bill Baker (EX.Supp.EX9.5.11)
(October 22, 2019) Letter from Paul Kolisnyk (EX.Supp.EX9.5.12)
(October 21, 2019) E-mail from Mike and Suzan Hughes (EX.Supp.EX9.5.13)
(October 20, 2019) Letter from Greg King (EX.Supp.EX9.5.14)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Craig Franklin (EX.Supp.EX9.5.15)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Keith Robertson (EX.Supp.EX9.5.16)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Fred Porter (EX.Supp.EX9.5.17)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Howard Smith (EX.Supp.EX9.5.18)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Michael Shelegey (EX.Supp.EX9.5.19)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Edward Luciani (EX.Supp.EX9.5.20)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Graeme Hogle (EX.Supp.EX9.5.21)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Christine Sauriol (EX.Supp.EX9.5.22)
(October 21, 2019) E-mail from Andrew Kwiatkowski (EX.Supp.EX9.5.23)
(October 21, 2019) E-mail from Duncan Macgregor, President, Humber Seniorís Curling Club (EX.Supp.EX9.5.24)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Jacques Soulodre (EX.Supp.EX9.5.25)
(October 21, 2019) Letter from Stephen Chenier, Executive Director, and Elaine Brimicombe, Chair, Board of Directors, Ontario Curling Association (EX.Supp.EX9.5.26)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-98298.pdf
(October 22, 2019) Letter from Danielle Inglis, President, Toronto Curling Association (EX.Supp.EX9.5.27)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-98228.pdf
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Terry Villella (EX.Supp.EX9.5.28)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Ash-Lei Lewandoski (EX.Supp.EX9.5.29)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Lynn Lawson (EX.Supp.EX9.5.30)
(October 23, 2019) Letter from Corinne Schmid (EX.Supp.EX9.5.31)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Bob Irvine (EX.Supp.EX9.5.32)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Nancy Scuglia, Director of Membership, York Curling Club (EX.Supp.EX9.5.33)
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Jane Corke (EX.Supp.EX9.5.34)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Katie Reid (EX.Supp.EX9.5.35)
(October 23, 2019) Letter from Eric Code, Founder and Chair, Toronto Dog Park Community (EX.Supp.EX9.5.36)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-98315.pdf
(October 22, 2019) E-mail from Warren Baker (EX.Supp.EX9.5.37)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Paivi Liitela, General Manager, Leaside Curling Club (EX.Supp.EX9.5.38)
(October 23, 2019) Letter from John Rudd (EX.Supp.EX9.5.39)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-98318.pdf
(October 21, 2019) Letter from Mark Inglis, West End Curling Committee (EX.Supp.EX9.5.40)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-98319.pdf
(October 23, 2019) Submission from Bruce Barber (EX.Supp.EX9.5.41)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/comm/communicationfile-98320.pdf
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Carol Jackson (EX.Supp.EX9.5.42)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Julianne Villella (EX.Supp.EX9.5.43)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Kelly Breau (EX.Supp.EX9.5.44)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Irina Ciucianu (EX.Supp.EX9.5.45)
(October 23, 2019) Submission from Bonnie Sacchetti, Board Member, Toronto Curling Association (EX.Supp.EX9.5.46)
(October 23, 2019) Submission from Gregory Didycz, Founder, Marie Curtis Dog Park Association, and Sitting Member, Steering Committee for Toronto Dog Park Community (EX.Supp.EX9.5.47)
(October 23, 2019) Submission from Barbara Mossop (EX.Supp.EX9.5.48)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Mary Lisi (EX.Supp.EX9.5.49)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Louise Lawrence, Canadian Dog Walkers Association, Certified Dog Trainer, and Toronto Dog Park Steering Committee (EX.Supp.EX9.5.50)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Melanie Lepp (EX.Supp.EX9.5.51)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Stephanie Rodrigues (EX.Supp.EX9.5.52)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Maggi Burtt (EX.Supp.EX9.5.53)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Tracy Keenan (EX.Supp.EX9.5.54)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Meghan White (EX.Supp.EX9.5.55)
(October 23, 2019) Letter from Jason Shvili (EX.Supp.EX9.5.56)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Ben Stadelmann (EX.Supp.EX9.5.57)
(October 23, 2019) Letter from Christine MacLean (EX.Supp.EX9.5.58)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Lisa Pratt (EX.Supp.EX9.5.59)
(October 21, 2019) E-mail from Brian Wade (EX.Supp.EX9.5.60)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Caroline Busbridge (EX.Supp.EX9.5.61)
(October 23, 2019) E-mail from Susan House (EX.Supp.EX9.5.62)
(October 21, 2019) E-mail from Elizabeth Woolnough (EX.New.EX9.5.63)

Speakers

Graham Welsh, Toronto Sport and Social Club
Bonnie Sacchetti, Toronto Curling Association
Derek Moran
Eric Code
Gregory Didycz, Toronto Dog Park Community Steering Committee, Marie Curtis Dog Park Association
Greg King
Bruce Barber
John Rudd

Motions

1a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

That City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to monitor and assess trends and participation in curling including considering the capacity of existing private and public curling facilities, opportunities to make interest in curling broader and more inclusive and to consult with relevant stakeholders on potential opportunities and report back in the fourth quarter of 2020.


1b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

That:

 

1.  City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to advance discussions to extend the existing Main Square Community Recreation Centre lease in an effort to ensure recreation service continuity for the Main Square community for a period as required.

 

 2.  City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to develop a facility plan to ensure the centre's continuation, through either future revitalization of the existing facility or new facilities to accommodate the growth expected through the forthcoming Main Street Planning Study and report on capital needs to support the plan as required in future years' Capital Plans.


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

That City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to consider opportunities to utilize the Sir Robert L. Borden site for recreation programming within the Facilities Master Plan including their Sport Field Strategy and Sports Bubble Strategy components.


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

That City Council direct the General Manger, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to:

 

1. include any revised population projections provided by City Planning in their analysis of facilities to be funded through both the Facilities Master Plan and the Community Benefits Charge.

 

2. advance a recreation facilities assessment for the North Yonge Secondary Plan area, including facilities to be incorporated in the future park secured near Drewry and Yonge Street and integrate any required facilities in both the Facilities Master Plan Implementation Strategy and the future Community Benefits Charge Strategy in consultation with the local Councillor.


4 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)

That City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to review the dogs off-leash policy applying international best practices and report back in 2020.


5 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council