Item - 2019.PH8.1

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on October 2, 2019 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Planning and Housing Committee on September 17, 2019 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on October 2, 2019.

PH8.1 - Review of Electrical Systems at Toronto Community Housing: Update on Maintenance and Upgrade Processes for Electrical Services

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on October 2 and 3, 2019, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council, as sole shareholder, request the Toronto Community Housing Corporation Board of Directors to direct the President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation to adopt, no later than March 31, 2020, Canadian Standards Association Z463-18, Maintenance of Electrical Systems, or equivalent, as the electrical maintenance standard for Toronto Community Housing Corporation buildings, for both buildings internally managed by Toronto Community Housing Corporation and buildings contracted out to third-party companies and to report back to the appropriate committee by the second quarter of 2020.

 

2.  City Council request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services to report to the Planning and Housing Committee on the number of fires and false alarms in the top five largest apartment building portfolios in Toronto.

 

3. City Council forward the report (August 27, 2019) from the President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation to the Toronto Community Housing Corporation Board of Directors.

Background Information (Committee)

(August 27, 2019) Report from the President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation on Review of Electrical Systems at Toronto Community Housing: Update on Maintenance and Upgrade Processes for Electrical Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-136968.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

That City Council:

 

1. Request the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services to report to the Planning and Housing Committee on the number of fires and false alarms in the top five largest apartment building portfolios in Toronto.


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

That City Council, as sole shareholder, direct request the Toronto Community Housing Corporation Board of Directors to direct the President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation to adopt, no later than March 31, 2020, Canadian Standards Association Z463-18, Maintenance of Electrical Systems, or equivalent, as the electrical maintenance standard for Toronto Community Housing Corporation buildings, for both buildings internally managed by Toronto Community Housing Corporation and buildings contracted out to third-party companies and report back to the appropriate committee by the second quarter of 2020.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Oct-03-2019 10:32 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PH8.1 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 22 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Mike Colle, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Anthony Perruzza

PH8.1 - Review of Electrical Systems at Toronto Community Housing: Update on Maintenance and Upgrade Processes for Electrical Services

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council forward the report (August 27, 2019) from the President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation to the Toronto Community Housing Corporation Board of Directors.

Origin

(August 27, 2019) Report from the President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation

Summary

In February 2019, City Council directed Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) to review the state of repairs and maintenance needed of the major electrical services in multi-residential, high-rise portfolio. This report provides an overview of the electrical safety measures undertaken by TCHC to ensure that electrical systems are well maintained and are operating as intended.

 

To enhance the health and safety of tenants, programs and processes to maintain electrical systems and to mitigate fire and life safety hazards are a key feature of TCHC’s core work. These include preventative maintenance programs and proactive inspections and audits, all of which support capital planning and our ability to respond to emerging issues and tenant needs.

 

TCHC takes electrical safety and the safety of tenants very seriously. TCHC’s electrical systems are compliant with the Ontario Electrical Safety Code, the Toronto Municipal Code and the Fire Protection and Prevention Act.

 

TCHC will continue to maintain comprehensive preventive maintenance activities, and make upgrades to systems in compliance with provincial and municipal legislation and regulation. 

Background Information

(August 27, 2019) Report from the President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation on Review of Electrical Systems at Toronto Community Housing: Update on Maintenance and Upgrade Processes for Electrical Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-136968.pdf

Motions

Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

That City Council forward the report to the Toronto Community Housing Corporation Board of Directors.

Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council