Item - 2019.MM8.49

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on June 18, 2019 without amendments.

MM8.49 - Providing a Rapid Housing Response to Homelessness Through a New Modular Supportive Housing Pilot Initiative - by Councillor Ana Bail„o, seconded by Mayor John Tory

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on June 18 and 19, 2019, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council request the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, in consultation with CreateTO, the Real Estate Services Division, the Corporate Finance Division, the Shelter, Support and Housing Administration Division, Toronto Public Health and City Planning, to report to the Planning and Housing Committee at it's meeting on November 13, 2019 on a new modular supportive housing pilot initiative.

 
2.  City Council request the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, in consultation with City Councillors, CreateTO, City Planning and the Real Estate Services Division, to identify public properties appropriate for the development of modular supportive housing on an accelerated basis.

 
3.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to design an expedited Planning approvals process for the rapid development of modular supportive housing to be included in the report referred to in Part 1 above.

 
4.  City Council request the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, to convene an interdivisional working group composed of senior City staff representing, as necessary, but not limited to, CreateTO, the Real Estate Services Division, the Corporate Finance Division, the Shelter, Support and Housing Administration Division and City Planning, charged with the expedited development of new modular supportive housing under the pilot initiative.

 
5.  City Council request the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to continue to consult and engage with the Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness on the implementation of a modular housing pilot.

 
6.  City Council request that the report from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat referred to in Part 1 above include, but not be limited to:

 

a.  a minimum of one pilot site for the development of modular supportive housing on an accelerated basis;


b.  in consultation with the Corporate Finance Division and the Shelter, Support and Housing Administration Division, potential Federal, Provincial, City and third party Capital and Operating funding and resources for the development and on-going operation of modular supportive housing;


c.  the results of consultations with representatives of the modular and supportive housing sectors;


d.  the procurement process recommended to engage a manufacturer/developer of the new housing;


e.  the procurement process recommended to engage a non-profit operator of the new housing; and


f.  a review of best practices in the modular and supportive housing sectors, such as Vancouver's experience.

Background Information (City Council)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Introduce Motion without Notice moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

That Councillor Ana Bailão be permitted to add to the agenda of today's meeting an urgent Motion without Notice concerning: 

 

Providing a Rapid Housing Response to Homelessness through a New Modular Supportive Housing Pilot Initiative  

 

Reason for Urgency:

 

This Motion is urgent as Homelessness demands require rapid solutions.


Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jun-19-2019 6:26 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM8.49 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 18 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are John Filion, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Josh Matlow, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council