Item - 2019.MM1.6

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on December 4, 2018 without amendments.

MM1.6 - Waiver of Encroachment Fees for Shoppers Drug Mart Menstrual Hygiene Pilot Project - by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, seconded by Councillor Joe Cressy

Decision Type:
10 - Spadina - Fort York, 13 - Toronto Centre

City Council Decision

City Council on December 4, 5 and 13, 2018, adopted the following:


1. City Council approve the temporary installation of free menstrual hygiene product dispensers by Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. within the public right of way fronting or adjacent to each of 465 Yonge Street and 524 Queen Street West, until September 2019, subject to Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. entering into an encroachment agreement with the City of Toronto, generally agreeing to but not limited to the following:


a. indemnify the City from and against all actions, suits, claims or demands and from all loss, costs, damages, and expenses that may result from such permission granted;


b. maintain the product dispensers at their own expense in good repair and a condition satisfactory to the General Manager of Transportation Services and not make any additions or modifications to the encroachment beyond what is allowed under the terms of the Agreement, including any advertising; and


c. remove the boxes upon receiving 90 days written notice to do so from the City of Toronto and upon such other terms and conditions as the General Manager of Transportation Services may deem necessary in the interest of the City.


2. City Council waive any applicable application, agreement and permit fees, including those found as Reference 53, as amended, under Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 441, Fees and Charges, Appendix C, Schedule 2, Transportation Services, and Schedule 15, Legal Services as Reference 11.1, under City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 743, Streets and Sidewalks, Use Of, for Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. for the free menstrual hygiene product dispenser at each of 465 Yonge Street and 524 Queen Street West until September 2019.

Background Information (City Council)

Member Motion MM1.6
(December 12, 2018) Fiscal Impact Statement from the Chief Financial Officer

Communications (City Council)

(December 12, 2018) Letter from Lisa Gibbs, Director, Community Investment, Shoppers Drug Mart (MM.Supp.MM1.6.1)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Frances Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM1.6 be referred to the Toronto and East York Community Council. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)
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