Item - 2020.CC22.2

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on June 29, 2020 with amendments.

CC22.2 - Changes to Policing in Toronto

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on June 29 and 30, 2020 adopted the following:

 

 1.  City Council direct the City Manager, in consultation with the Toronto Police Services Board, community-based organizations, social services agencies and mental health support organizations to develop alternative models of community safety response that would:

 

a. Involve the creation of non-police led response to calls involving individuals in crisis, and others as deemed appropriate through consultation;

 

b. reflect the City’s commitment to reconciliation;

 

c. involve extensive community consultation on a proposed response model; and

 

d. detail the likely reductions to the Toronto Police Services budget that would result from these changes,

for Report to the Executive Committee by January 2021.

 

 2.  City Council commit that its first funding priority for future budgets is centred on a robust system of social supports and services, including ongoing investments in Indigenous, Black and marginalized communities, with rigorous accountability mechanisms to measure performance.

 

3.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to direct the Chief of Police to annually provide a line-by-line breakdown of the Toronto Police Service’s existing budget at the outset of the Board’s annual budget process, and this breakdown should be made publicly available; this line-by-line breakdown should be organized by the Toronto Police Service’s individual program areas, functions or services delivered so as to provide maximum transparency to the public as to how public dollars are allocated currently (while not revealing investigative techniques or operations).

 

4. City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to direct the Chief of Police to immediately provide the line-by-line breakdown of the Toronto Police Service's 2020 Budget and to make the breakdown publicly available by July 2020.

 

5. City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to implement a 24-hour/7-days-a-week program across Toronto for its Mobile Crisis Intervention Team Program.

 

6. City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to post its Use of Force Policy on its public website.

 

7. City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to post its annual Budget Summary and Uniform/Civilian Staffing Summary per Command with Approved, Proposed and Actuals/ similar to the Excel information provided during the 2018 budget cycle, as the example they should follow starting retroactively for the last 5 years of machine-readable Open datasets to both theirs, and the City of Toronto Open Data Portal.

 

8..To assist in identifying areas of financial and operational improvement within the Toronto Police Service, City Council request the City Manager to seek an amendment to the City of Toronto Act to expand the City of Toronto's Auditor General's jurisdiction to include auditing the Toronto Police Service.

 

9. City Council request the Toronto Police Service Board to consider a motion supporting City Council's request in Part 8 above and to communicate its position to the Province.  

 

10. Until the legislative change to the City of Toronto Act requested in Part 8 above is in place, City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to invite the City's Auditor General to independently develop a work plan and conduct audits, which would include an examination of systemic issues, and to provide the Auditor General with the same level of co-operation and access to information as if this was required by the City of Toronto Act.

 

11. City Council request the Auditor General to report to City Council in the fourth quarter of 2020 on the status of the work plan set out in Part 10 above and the level of co-operation the Auditor General is receiving from the Toronto Police Services Board.

 

12.  City Council direct the City Manager to develop plans to invest in critical community and social services that better address the root causes of safety and security, and ensure any savings identified from policing reforms are allocated to the following areas:

 

a. investment in initiatives identified from the Combatting Anti-Black Racism Strategy, and those in Appendix A to the report (June 23, 2020) from Mayor John Tory;

 

b. investment in the Immediate Steps to Address Gun Violence Plan to fulfil the City's outstanding requests to Public Safety Canada for the enhancement of violence prevention and intervention programs;

 

c. investment in the City’s Poverty Reduction Strategy and Indigenous-led Poverty Reduction Strategy;

 

d. investment in Indigenous-led initiatives related to community safety and wellbeing; and


e. investment in initiatives to support people experiencing mental health crisis.
 

13.  City Council direct the City Manager to work with the Toronto Police Services Board in the development of a rigorous community consultation process to inform the criteria for the selection of the next Chief of Police.

 

14. City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board in the recruitment for Toronto's new Chief of Police, to ensure that the successful candidate:

 

a. has a proven track record of deep and successful reform of policing including:

 

1.  proven ability to ensure that non-violent de-escalation strategies and techniques are employed at all times by police officers, particularly in relation to engagement with people from racialized communities and with residents with mental health issues; and  

 

2. demonstrated experience in "modern policing" including building strong, lasting and sustainable bridges and relationships with racialized and marginalized communities and willingness to consider other models for first responder calls for non-violent incidents; and

 

b.  understands and values:

 

1. the importance of diversity in the City and in the Toronto Police Service itself;

 

2. acceptance and tolerance of all people and a recognition that Toronto is home to the most culturally diverse population in the world which gives our City its strength in times of crisis all around the world; and

 

3. the strategies and actions required to ensure that Toronto remains a place of tolerance, diversity and respect for all. 

 

15. City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to work in consultation with the City Manager to engage the City of Toronto's Anti-Black Racism Unit and Indigenous Affairs Office to assist in the community consultations about the new Chief of Police.

 

16. City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to share regularly updated datasets from their Open Data Portal to the City of Toronto Open Data Portal, taking into consideration for any issues around personal data privacy; data sets to also include:

 

a. Toronto Police Services Board annual reports in the proper digital format; and

 

b. converting files currently provided in a .pdf format on the Toronto Police Service Open Data Portal to the proper digital format.

 

17. City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to post all relevant open data with regards to its Races Based Data Strategy following all the provincially mandated guidelines to protect personal privacy, to both the Toronto Police Service Open Data Portal and the City of Toronto Open Data Portal.

 

18. City Council request the City Manager to report on the implementation of a City of Toronto Mobile Crisis Assistance Intervention Service that would deploy unarmed, medically trained crisis intervention assistance personnel, based on the "CAHOOTS" model from Eugene, Oregon; such report should include:

 

a. description of how these specially trained first responders would deal with a range of community challenges including: homelessness, intoxication, substance abuse, mental illness, dispute resolution, and basic medical emergency care; and

 

b. a process whereby when Crisis Assistance Intervention Service is established, that the City would subtract the cost of this new service from future Police budgets.

 

19.  City Council request the Province to immediately review and overhaul the Equipment and Use of Force Regulation, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 926, so as to:

 

a. emphasize de-escalation; and

 

b. incorporate further modifications based on alternative models and best practices in peer jurisdictions, which address the use of deadly force.

 

20. City Council request the Province of Ontario to amend the Police Services Act and the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019 (which received Royal Assent but has not yet come into force) to significantly expand the instances in which suspension without pay and revocation of a police officer’s appointment as a police officer is available where serious misconduct is alleged or ultimately established; these amendments should, at a minimum, implement the relevant elements of the Police Services Act, 2018 that addressed suspension without pay and the relevant elements of the Policing Oversight Act, 2018 that created the ability to revoke a police officer’s appointment as a police officer in Ontario.

 

21. City Council request the Province of Ontario to amend the Police Services Act and the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019 (which received Royal Assent but has not yet come into force) to require that complaints made about a police officer’s public conduct that alleges serious misconduct be investigated by the Province’s independent police complaints agency (currently, the Office of the Independent Police Review Director) and not any police service’s professional standards unit.

 

22. City Council request the Government of Ontario to eliminate any and all appeal powers for the Toronto Police Services Board as set out in the Police Services Act, 1990 for the Ontario Civilian Police Commission to overturn Toronto City Council decisions pertaining to Police Budget matters including requests for reduction, abolition, creation or amalgamation of police services.

 

23. City Council request the Province of Ontario to amend the Police Services Act to allow the City of Toronto to have direct oversight over the Toronto Police Services Budget and exempt Toronto City Council from the provisions of subsection 39(4) of the Act by removing the word “not” from the provisions of the subsection, as it pertains to the City of Toronto, as follows:

 

In establishing an overall budget for the board, the Toronto City council does not have the authority to approve or disapprove specific items in the estimates.

 

24.  City Council commit to eradicating racial profiling in policing and request the Toronto Police Services Board to direct the Toronto Police Service to immediately adopt the recommendations from the Ontario Human Rights Commission on race-based data and report back on the implementation status by January 1, 2021.

 

25.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to direct the Toronto Police Service to adopt all recommendations in Justice Iacobucci's report entitled Police Encounters with People in Crisis (2014), with a particular emphasis on Recommendation 3, which requires the Toronto Police Service to notify crisis intervention units for every call involving a person experiencing a mental health crisis and Recommendations 43 thru 54 pertaining to Mobile Crisis Intervention Team response. 

 

26.  City Council request, in the strongest possible terms, that the Province immediately reinstate the Police Services Act reforms recommended by Justice Tulloch, particularly those reforms focused on enhancing the independence and notifications requirements of the Special Investigations Unit (Recommendation 5.7). 

 

27.  City Council request the Chief of Police adopt all of the recommendations directed to the Toronto Police Service from the 2017 Andrew Loku Inquest. 

 

28.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to ensure policies are enacted requiring all instances of alleged racial profiling and bias to be investigated under the Police Services Act. 

 

29.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to direct the Toronto Police Service to implement a plan to equip all police officers with Body-Worn Cameras by January 1, 2021 and enact policies that ensure consequences for unauthorized de-activation or covering of the cameras. 

 

30.  City Council direct the City Manager and request the Toronto Police Services Board and City Divisions to consolidate and expedite data sharing to advise on violence prevention approaches. 

 

31. City Council direct the City Manager to work with the Toronto Police Services Board to establish an accountability office and agency, independent of government and the Toronto Police, empowered through ongoing access to police personnel, facilities and records to conduct self-generated audits of police practices and policies, and to report annually to the Toronto Police Services Board and City Council with its audited findings and recommendations.

 

32. City Council direct the City Manager to establish and resource an Accountability Table with annual reporting, similar to that established for the Toronto Seniors Strategy, by September 2020, composed of representatives of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, mental health and addictions experts, homeless advocates, and other equity-seeking groups to monitor the implementation including budgetary impacts of all recommendations pertaining to City Council's decision.

 

33.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to report on outcomes associated with how diversity in human resources is being prioritized and achieved by the Toronto Police Service, including with respect to recruitment, hiring and promotion for both civilian and uniform positions, at all ranks and classifications.

 

34.  City Council, building on the mandate and membership of the Partnership and Accountability Circle, establish a Confronting Anti-Black Racism Council Advisory Body, and direct the City Manager to report to the Executive Committee on recommended Terms of Reference for the Advisory Body to be approved by City Council in September 2020.

 

35.  City Council direct the City Manager to determine and fill the necessary staffing requirements within the Confronting Anti-Black Racism Unit and the Indigenous Affairs Office to deliver on a mandate focused solely on advancing the implementation of the above recommendations and those Recommendations and Actions concerning Policing and the Justice System, as outlined in the Toronto Action Plan to Confront Anti-Black Racism.

 

36.  City Council direct the City Manager to provide an update by January 1, 2021 on the implementation status of City Council's decision.

Background Information (City Council)

(June 23, 2020) Report from Mayor John Tory on Changes to Policing in Toronto and Appendix A (CC22.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-148277.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(June 25, 2020) E-mail from Todd Westendorp (CC.Supp.CC22.2.1)
(June 25, 2020) E-mail from Heather Jane (CC.Supp.CC22.2.2)
(June 25, 2020) E-mail from Catalina Parada (CC.Supp.CC22.2.3)
(June 25, 2020) E-mail from Rachel Singer (CC.Supp.CC22.2.4)
(June 25, 2020) E-mail from Nicole Piercey (CC.Supp.CC22.2.5)
(June 25, 2020) E-mail from Erika Wybourn (CC.Supp.CC22.2.6)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Matthew MacDonald (CC.Supp.CC22.2.7)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Jennifer Trotman (CC.Supp.CC22.2.8)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Lindsey McCulloch (CC.Supp.CC22.2.9)
(June 25, 2020) E-mail from Jamie Wong (CC.Supp.CC22.2.10)
(June 25, 2020) E-mail from Jennifer Hupalo (CC.Supp.CC22.2.11)
(June 25, 2020) E-mail from Durae McFarlane (CC.Supp.CC22.2.12)
(June 25, 2020) E-mail from Sandra Cook (CC.Supp.CC22.2.13)
(June 25, 2020) E-mail from Octavio Contreras (CC.Supp.CC22.2.14)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Gilyan (CC.Supp.CC22.2.15)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from C. Floros (CC.Supp.CC22.2.16)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Al Konstantinou (CC.Supp.CC22.2.17)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Alexandra Prue (CC.Supp.CC22.2.18)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Adam Seward (CC.Supp.CC22.2.19)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Alex Mlynek (CC.Supp.CC22.2.20)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Alie Lavoie (CC.Supp.CC22.2.21)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Sierra Lianga (CC.Supp.CC22.2.22)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Niamh Cashell (CC.Supp.CC22.2.23)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Issac Weldon (CC.New.CC22.2.24)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Diana Chan McNally (CC.New.CC22.2.25)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Annika Fenton (CC.New.CC22.2.26)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Denissa Mae Cagod (CC.New.CC22.2.27)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Ais Wyatt (CC.New.CC22.2.28)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Melanie Romita (CC.New.CC22.2.29)
(June 27, 2020) E-mail from Zen Alladina (CC.New.CC22.2.30)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from George Amoh (CC.New.CC22.2.31)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Judy Rateau (CC.New.CC22.2.32)
(June 26, 2020) Letter from Rob Howarth, Executive Director, Toronto Neighbourhood Centres (CC.New.CC22.2.33)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/comm/communicationfile-107062.pdf
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Araya Mengesha (CC.New.CC22.2.34)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Anais Dannetta (CC.New.CC22.2.35)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Stephanie Harkness (CC.New.CC22.2.36)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Sarah Gatih (CC.New.CC22.2.37)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Rebecca Daniels (CC.New.CC22.2.38)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Michelle Alderson (CC.New.CC22.2.39)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Mara Richardson (CC.New.CC22.2.40)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Grace Smith (CC.New.CC22.2.41)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Alida Morris (CC.New.CC22.2.42)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Lauren McKenna (CC.New.CC22.2.43)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Patricia Simke (CC.New.CC22.2.44)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Mia Feldbruegge (CC.New.CC22.2.45)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Allisha Granger (CC.New.CC22.2.46)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Anne Anglin Thompson (CC.New.CC22.2.47)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Heather Ngo (CC.New.CC22.2.48)
(June 27, 2020) E-mail from Kristina Luu (CC.New.CC22.2.49)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (CC.New.CC22.2.50)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Victoria Partosa (CC.New.CC22.2.51)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Julienne Torres (CC.New.CC22.2.52)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Tess McBrearty (CC.New.CC22.2.53)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Graeme Peters (CC.New.CC22.2.54)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Amy Doary (CC.New.CC22.2.55)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Jennifer Chen (CC.New.CC22.2.56)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Riley Garbe (CC.New.CC22.2.57)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Tory Baxter (CC.New.CC22.2.58)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Bryan Li (CC.New.CC22.2.59)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Julie Diamond (CC.New.CC22.2.60)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Krissy Ballanger (CC.New.CC22.2.61)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Crystal Castelino (CC.New.CC22.2.62)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Samia Nuru (CC.New.CC22.2.63)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Rachel Bellone (CC.New.CC22.2.64)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Alex Hill (CC.New.CC22.2.65)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Andrew Stewart (CC.New.CC22.2.66)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Katarina Tarrant (CC.New.CC22.2.67)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Aisha Ghali (CC.New.CC22.2.68)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Chili Davidson (CC.New.CC22.2.69)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Kurt Grunsky (CC.New.CC22.2.70)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Ellouise McGeachie (CC.New.CC22.2.71)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Oreoluwa Adara (CC.New.CC22.2.72)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Dan Zaitzow (CC.New.CC22.2.73)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Lorin Halpert (CC.New.CC22.2.74)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from J.D. Harper (CC.New.CC22.2.75)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Jim Kiriakakis (CC.New.CC22.2.76)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Lauren Coughlan (CC.New.CC22.2.77)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Sheila M. (CC.New.CC22.2.78)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Rebecca Pasternak (CC.New.CC22.2.79)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Ramin (CC.New.CC22.2.80)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Siyuan Carter-Patkau (CC.New.CC22.2.81)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Kristine Luangkhot (CC.New.CC22.2.82)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Rebecca Gibian (CC.New.CC22.2.83)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Jahnavi Ramakrishnan, Rajib Sadhukha, Suman Ramakrishnan and Dr. Ramani Ramakrishnan (CC.New.CC22.2.84)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Emerson Maxwell (CC.New.CC22.2.85)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Evelyn Austin (CC.New.CC22.2.86)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Lee-Anne Bigwood (CC.New.CC22.2.87)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Stephanie Quinlan (CC.New.CC22.2.88)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Sylphia B. (CC.New.CC22.2.89)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Lucy Silversides (CC.New.CC22.2.90)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Farheen Syeda (CC.New.CC22.2.91)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Jonathan Levstein (CC.New.CC22.2.92)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Vaughn Francisco (CC.New.CC22.2.93)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Erika Wharton-Shukster (CC.New.CC22.2.94)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Jamie Corbett (CC.New.CC22.2.95)
(June 27, 2020) E-mail from Ian McAndrew (CC.New.CC22.2.96)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Ryan Lau (CC.New.CC22.2.97)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Catherine Flaxman (CC.New.CC22.2.98)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Emma Christensen (CC.New.CC22.2.99)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Alanna Fennell (CC.New.CC22.2.100)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Brittaney Caron (CC.New.CC22.2.101)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Felix Prete (CC.New.CC22.2.102)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Kylie Campbell (CC.New.CC22.2.103)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Ryan Sheedy (CC.New.CC22.2.104)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Allie Higgins (CC.New.CC22.2.105)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Avila-Velarde, Miguel (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/comm/communicationfile-107418.pdf
(June 28, 2020) E-mail from Bolade Shipeolu (CC.New)
(June 28, 2020) E-mail from Diona Andrews (CC.New)
(June 28, 2020) E-mail from Kate Farrell (CC.New)
(June 28, 2020) E-mail from Brittney MacKinnon (CC.New)
(June 28, 2020) E-mail from Amillia H (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Jerad Gallinger (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Julie Tian (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Jesse Ravindran (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Jesse Ma (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Hannia Cheng (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Leilah Vayid (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Margaret Hild (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Salma Hussain (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Kaitlyn Mackay (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Robyn Connolly (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Michele LaPointe (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Zero Brooks-Budhoo (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Cecilia Moorcroft (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Evan Prosser (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Catherine Gordon (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Nicole Honderich (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Samantha Diluciano (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Jason Bond (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Madelyne Maingot (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Sean McPhail (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Andrea Griggs (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Juan Naranjo (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Bonnie Ings (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Mia Vanwycksmart (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Iffath Nazia Haider (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Hayley Young (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Caitlin English (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Isabel Viaje (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Jessica Jordan (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Aaron Ali (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Victoria Yuan (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Sarina Theakston (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Florence Yee (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Tash Naveau (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Anasofia Florez (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Mackenzie Van Vliet (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Grant Hurley (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Leontyne Hache (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Judy Neal (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Seb Freeland (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Alexander Dhaliwal (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Diane Partenio (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Owen Heathcote-Fraser (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Alyssa Mackenzie (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Jordan Elliott Prosser (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Alinga Jiang (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Glenn Clifton (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Krysten Boucher (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Marsya Maharani (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Elizabeth Wong (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Dagna Gallinger (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Tanisha (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Rachel Schwartz Fagan (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Rosalind Hestick (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Judi McIntyre (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Scout R. Swartz (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Danielle Tashereau Mamers (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Tara Mahoney (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Alma Pal (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Rajni Perera (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Dominique Russell and Serena Purdy, Co-chairs, Friends of Kensington Market (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/comm/communicationfile-107487.pdf
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Marsya Maharani (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Senna Ahmad (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Geoff Kettel and Masoon Alam (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Byron M Hestick (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Justin Chander (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Thomson Chui (CC.New)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Eileen Chen (CC.New)
(June 28, 2020) E-mail from Skye Morandin (CC.New)
(June 28, 2020) E-mail from Philippa Curtin (CC.New)
(June 28, 2020) E-mail from Marion Roberts (CC.New)
(June 28, 2020) E-mail from Daniella Hamilton-Johnson (CC.New)
(June 28, 2020) E-mail from Madeleine Byrnes (CC.New)
(June 28, 2020) Letter from Christopher House (CC.New)
(June 28, 2020) E-mail from Sonya Dhillon (CC.New)
(June 28, 2020) E-mail from Ariane Reid (CC.New)
(June 28, 2020) E-mail from Liam McAvoy (CC.New)
(June 28, 2020) E-mail from Chris McGrath (CC.New)
(June 28, 2020) E-mail from Jenny Liang (CC.New)
(June 28, 2020) E-mail from Voula Kokkali (CC.New)
(June 28, 2020) E-mail from John Fox (CC.New)
(June 28, 2020) E-mail from Eliza McFarlane (CC.New)
(June 28, 2020) Submission from Salmina Sabah (CC.New)
(June 28, 2020) E-mail from Allison Kingston (CC.New)
(June 28, 2020) E-mail from Gemma Ricker (CC.New)
(June 28, 2020) E-mail from Nafew Islam (CC.New)
(June 28, 2020) E-mail from Lynn Hubbs (CC.New)
(June 28, 2020) E-mail from Johan Arthurs (CC.New)
(June 28, 2020) E-mail from Laura Gladwell (CC.New)
(June 28, 2020) E-mail from Molly Johnson (CC.New)
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Motions (City Council)

1a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Amended)

That:

 

1. City Council request the Province of Ontario to amend the Police Services Act to allow the City of Toronto to have direct oversight over the Toronto Police Services Budget and exempt Toronto City Council from the provisions of subsection 39(4) of the Act by removing the word “not” from the provisions of the subsection, as it pertains to the City of Toronto, as follows:

 

In establishing an overall budget for the board, the Toronto City council does not have the authority to approve or disapprove specific items in the estimates.

 

2.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to provide a 2021 budget request that is a minimum of 10 percent lower than the 2020 Approved Budget.

 

3.  City Council direct the City Manager to consult with the People and Equity Division, Social Development, Finance, and Administration, the Confronting Anti-Black Racism Unit and the Anti-Black Racism Partnership and Accountability Circle and to report to the Budget Committee in the fourth quarter of 2020 on recommended investments that enhance resiliency in marginalized communities, to be provided with the savings that would be realized by reallocating the funds from the 10 percent reduction in the Toronto Police Services budget as described in Recommendation 2 above, potentially including:

 

a. community-led alternatives to policing and the criminal justice system;


b. anti-racism education;


c. programs identified in the Toronto Youth Equity Strategy;

 

d. childcare;


e. affordable housing;


f. Tenants’ Defence Fund;


g. skills training and employment counselling; and


h. food security

 

Part 1 of motion 1a carried. Parts 2 and 3 lost.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-29-2020

Result: Lost Majority Required - CC22.2 - Matlow - motion 1a - Parts 2 and 3 only
Total members that voted Yes: 8 Members that voted Yes are Brad Bradford, Joe Cressy, Paula Fletcher, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 16 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-29-2020

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC22.2 - Matlow - motion 1a - Part 1 only
Total members that voted Yes: 22 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, 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: 2 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

1b - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Lost)

That:

 

1. City Council delete Recommendation 1.a. in the report (June 23, 2020) from Mayor Tory

 

Recommendation to be deleted:

 

1.  City Council direct the City Manager, in consultation with the Toronto Police Services Board, to develop alternative models of community safety response that would:

 

a. Involve the creation of non-police led response to calls which do not involve weapons or violence, such as those involving individuals experiencing mental health crises and where a police response is not necessary;

 

 and replace it with the following new recommendation:

 

1.  City Council direct the City Manager, in consultation with the Toronto Police Services Board, the Social Development, Finance, and Administration Division, and the Confronting Anti-Black Racism Unit, the Anti-Black Racism Partnership and Accountability Circle, and the Indigenous Affairs Office to develop alternative models of community safety response that would:

 

a. involve the creation of non-police led response teams to calls which do not involve weapons or violence, such as those involving individuals experiencing mental health crises, youth-at-risk, sex workers, people experiencing homelessness, those suffering from addiction, and other vulnerable populations and where a police response is not necessary can respond in tandem if police are necessary;

Vote (Amend Item) Jun-29-2020

Result: Lost Majority Required - CC22.2 - Matlow - motion 1b
Total members that voted Yes: 9 Members that voted Yes are Brad Bradford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 15 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

1c - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Lost)

That City Council delete Recommendation 13 in the report (June 23, 2020) from Mayor Tory

 

Recommendation to be deleted:

 

13.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to direct the Toronto Police Service to implement a plan to equip all police officers with Body-Worn Cameras by January 1, 2021 and enact policies that ensure consequences for unauthorized de-activation or covering of the cameras.

Vote (Amend Item) Jun-29-2020

Result: Lost Majority Required - CC22.2 - Matlow - motion 1c
Total members that voted Yes: 6 Members that voted Yes are Joe Cressy, Paula Fletcher, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 18 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

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

That:

 

1. City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to establish an explicit policy for all police officers, excluding the Emergency Task Force, to immediately ban the use of deadly force and military-style weapons against civilians, including but not limited to firearms, chemical weapons, including tear gas or armoured vehicles, and to dispose of all such weapons by no later than one year by June 30, 2021.

 

2. City Council request the Government of Ontario to eliminate any and all appeal powers for the Toronto Police Services Board as set out in the Police Services Act, 1990 for the Ontario Civilian Police Commission to overturn Toronto City Council decisions pertaining to Police Budget matters including requests for reduction, abolition, creation or amalgamation of police services. 

 

3. City Council direct the City Manager to work with the Toronto Police Services Board to establish an accountability office and agency, independent of government and the Toronto Police, empowered through ongoing access to police personnel, facilities and records to conduct self-generated audits of police practices and policies, and report annually to the Toronto Police Services Board and City Council with its audited findings and recommendations.

  

4. City Council direct the City Manager to work with Black, Indigenous and People of Colour community-led organizations, mental health, restorative justice and legal experts to identify alternative 911 and other emergency responses to replace armed police officers with mobile, community-based crisis programs as first responders to de-escalate and triage non-criminal incidents of crisis involving mental health and addictions, the homeless, school discipline and neighbour disputes and to report back to the September 2020 meeting of the Executive Committee with an immediate work plan to develop the findings and recommendations, along with costing, source of funding and all other pertinent information.

 

5.  City Council direct the City Manager to establish and resource an Accountability Table with annual reporting, similar to that established for the Toronto Seniors Strategy, by September 2020, composed of representatives of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, mental health and addictions experts, homeless advocates, and other equity-seeking groups to monitor the implementation including budgetary impacts of all recommendations pertaining to this report.

 

Parts 2, 3 and 5 of motion 2 carried. Parts 1 and 4 lost.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-29-2020

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC22.2 - Wong-Tam - motion 2 - Part 2 only
Total members that voted Yes: 22 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, 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: 2 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-29-2020

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC22.2 - Wong-Tam - motion 2 - Part 5 only
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, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, 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

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-29-2020

Result: Lost Majority Required - CC22.2 - Wong-Tam - motion 2 - Part 4 only
Total members that voted Yes: 10 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 14 Members that voted No are Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-29-2020

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC22.2 - Wong-Tam - motion 2 - Part 3 only
Total members that voted Yes: 23 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, 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: 1 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-29-2020

Result: Lost Majority Required - CC22.2 - Wong-Tam - motion 2 - Part 1 only
Total members that voted Yes: 8 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Joe Cressy, Paula Fletcher, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 16 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

3a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor John Filion (Carried)

That City Council delete Recommendation 4 in the report (June 23, 2020) from Mayor John Tory

 

Recommendation to be deleted:

 

4.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to invite the Auditor General to review the budget of the Toronto Police Services Board and identify opportunities for savings and efficiencies.

 

and replace it with the following new recommendations: 

 

1.To assist in identifying areas of financial and operational improvement within the Toronto Police Service, City Council request the City Manager to seek an amendment to the City of Toronto Act to expand the City of Toronto's Auditor General's jurisdiction to include auditing the Toronto Police Service.

 

2. City Council request the Toronto Police Service Board to put forward a motion supporting City Council's request in Recommendation 1 above and to communicate its position to the Province.   

 

3. Until the legislative change to the City of Toronto Act requested in Recommendation 1 above is in place, City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to invite the City's Auditor General to independently develop a work plan and conduct audits, which would include an examination of systemic issues, and to provide the Auditor General with the same level of co-operation and access to information as if this was required by the City of Toronto Act.

 

4. City Council request the Auditor General to report to City Council in the fourth quarter of 2020 on the status of the work plan set out in Recommendation 3 above and the level of co-operation the Auditor General is receiving from the Toronto Police Services Board.

Vote (Amend Item) Jun-29-2020

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC22.2 - Filion - motion 3a
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, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, 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

3b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor John Filion (Carried)

That City Council request the Province of Ontario to amend the Police Services Act and the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019 (which received Royal Assent but has not yet come into force) to significantly expand the instances in which suspension without pay and revocation of a police officer’s appointment as a police officer is available where serious misconduct is alleged or ultimately established; these amendments should, at a minimum, implement the relevant elements of the Police Services Act, 2018 that addressed suspension without pay and the relevant elements of the Policing Oversight Act, 2018 that created the ability to revoke a police officer’s appointment as a police officer in Ontario.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-29-2020

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC22.2 - Filion - motion 3b
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, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, 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

3c - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor John Filion (Carried)

That City Council request the Province of Ontario to amend the Police Services Act and the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019 (which received Royal Assent but has not yet come into force) to require that complaints made about a police officer’s public conduct that alleges serious misconduct be investigated by the Province’s independent police complaints agency (currently, the Office of the Independent Police Review Director) and not any police service’s professional standards unit.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-29-2020

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC22.2 - Filion - motion 3c
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, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, 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

4a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

That City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to share regularly updated datasets from their Open Data Portal to the City of Toronto Open Data Portal, taking into consideration for any issues around personal data privacy; data sets to also include:


a. Toronto Police Services Board annual reports in the proper digital format; and

 

b. converting files currently provided in a .pdf format on the Toronto Police Service Open Data Portal to the proper digital format.


4b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to post all relevant open data with regards to its Races Based Data Strategy following all the provincially mandated guidelines to protect personal privacy, to both the Toronto Police Service Open Data Portal and the City of Toronto Open Data Portal.

 

2. City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to implement a 24-hour/7-days-a-week program across Toronto for its Mobile Crisis Intervention Team Program.

 

3. City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to post its Use of Force Policy on its public website.

 

4. City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to post its annual Budget Summary and Uniform/Civilian Staffing Summary per Command with Approved, Proposed and Actuals/ similar to the Excel information provided during the 2018 budget cycle, as the example they should follow starting retroactively for the last 5 years of machine-readable Open datasets to both theirs, and the City of Toronto Open Data Portal.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-29-2020

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC22.2 - Ainslie - motion 4b - Parts 2 and 4 only
Total members that voted Yes: 23 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, 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: 1 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

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

That City Council request the City Manager to report on the implementation of a City of Toronto Mobile Crisis Assistance Intervention Service, that would deploy unarmed, medically trained crisis intervention assistance personnel, based on the "CAHOOTS" model from Eugene, Oregon. Such report should include:

 

a. description of how these specially trained first responders would deal with a range of community challenges including: homelessness, intoxication, substance abuse, mental illness, dispute resolution, and basic medical emergency care; and

 

b. a process whereby when Crisis Assistance Intervention Service is established, that the City would subtract the cost of this new service from future Police budgets.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-29-2020

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC22.2 - Colle - motion 5
Total members that voted Yes: 23 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, 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: 1 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

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

That City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to direct the Chief of Police to immediately provide the line-by-line breakdown of the Toronto Police Service's 2020 Budget and to make the breakdown publicly available by July 2020.


7a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Lost)

That City Council amend Recommendation 1.a. so that it now reads as follows:

 

1.  City Council direct the City Manager, in consultation with the Toronto Police Services Board, to develop alternative models of community safety response that would:

 

a. Involve the creation of non-police led response to calls which do not involve weapons or violence, such as those involving individuals experiencing mental health crises and where a police response is not necessary

such as those involving homelessness, drug overdoses, gender based violence, mental health, and traffic offences.

Vote (Amend Item) Jun-29-2020

Result: Lost Majority Required - CC22.2 - Perks - motion 7a
Total members that voted Yes: 11 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Mike Colle, Joe Cressy, Paula Fletcher, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 13 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

7b - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Lost)

That City Council delete Recommendation 13:

 

13.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to direct the Toronto Police Service to implement a plan to equip all police officers with Body-Worn Cameras by January 1, 2021 and enact policies that ensure consequences for unauthorized de-activation or covering of the cameras.

 

And adopt the following new Recommendation:

 

City Council request the City Manager and the Toronto Police Services Board to reallocate the funds that would otherwise be spent on equipping all police officers with Body-Worn Cameras by January 1, 2021, and instead direct those funds to Social Development, Finance and Administration to address the root causes of safety and security.

Vote (Amend Item) Jun-29-2020

Result: Lost Majority Required - CC22.2 - Perks - motion 7b
Total members that voted Yes: 8 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Joe Cressy, Paula Fletcher, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 16 Members that voted No are Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

8 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council amend Recommendation 1.a. so that it now reads as follows:

 

1.  City Council direct the City Manager, in consultation with the Toronto Police Services Board, community-based organizations, social services agencies and mental health support organizations to develop alternative models of community safety response that would:

 

a. Involve the creation of non-police led response to calls which do not involve weapons or violence, such as those involving individuals experiencing mental health crises and where a police response is not necessary  involving individuals in crisis, and others as deemed appropriate through consultation. 

Vote (Amend Item) Jun-29-2020

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC22.2 - Bailao - motion 8 - Revised
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, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, 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

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

That City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board:

 

1. In the recruitment for Toronto's new Chief of Police, to ensure that the successful candidate:

 

a. has a proven track record of deep and successful reform of policing including:

 

1.  proven ability to ensure that non-violent de-escalation strategies and techniques are employed at all times by police officers, particularly in relation to engagement with people from racialized communities and with residents with mental health issues; and   

 

2. demonstrated experience in "modern policing" including building strong, lasting and sustainable bridges and relationships with racialized and marginalized communities and willingness to consider other models for first responder calls for non-violent incidents.

 

b.  understands and values:

 

1. the importance of diversity in the City and in the Toronto Police Service itself;

 

2. acceptance and tolerance of all people and a recognition that Toronto is home to the most culturally diverse population in the world which gives our City its strength in times of crisis all around the world; and

 

3. the strategies and actions required to ensure that Toronto remains a place of tolerance, diversity and respect for all.  

  

 2.  To work in consultation with the City Manager to engage the City of Toronto's Anti-Black Racism Unit and Indigenous Affairs Office to assist in the community consultations about the new Chief of Police. 

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-29-2020

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC22.2 - Fletcher - motion 9
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, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, 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

10 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Lost)

That City Council delete the Recommendations and adopt instead the following new recommendations:

 

1. City Council invite the Toronto Police Services Board and the Toronto Police Service to make detailed 2021 and future budget submissions to City Council which would enable enhancements to the service which increase civilian support or response for calls determined to be non-policing or mental health related, and increased accountability measures such as body-worn cameras, conduct investigation capacity, data sharing and reporting.

  

2. City Council request the City Manager to report directly to the Executive Committee on the possible role of the City in supporting civilian response to non-policing and mental health related calls.

  

3. City Council request the Province of Ontario to amend the City of Toronto Act to expand the jurisdiction of the City's Auditor General to include the Toronto Police Service and the Toronto Police Services Board, and request the Toronto Police Services Board to consider a similar motion in support of the same.

 
4. City Council request the City Manager to make detailed submissions to the 2021 Budget on proposals and performance measures for investments in critical community and social services, the Anti-Black Racism Strategy, the Immediate Steps to Address Gun Violence Plan, the City’s Poverty Reduction Strategy and Indigenous-led Poverty Reduction Strategy, Indigenous-led initiatives, the Confronting Anti-Black Racism Unit and the Indigenous Affairs Office and advisory bodies, and those in Appendix A to the report (June 23, 2020) from Mayor John Tory.

Vote (Amend Item) Jun-29-2020

Result: Lost Majority Required - CC22.2 - Holyday - motion 10
Total members that voted Yes: 1 Members that voted Yes are Stephen Holyday
Total members that voted No: 23 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, 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 were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Adoption of Recommendation 13 only:

 

13.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to direct the Toronto Police Service to implement a plan to equip all police officers with Body-Worn Cameras by January 1, 2021 and enact policies that ensure consequences for unauthorized de-activation or covering of the cameras.

 

(Now Part 29 of City Council's decision.)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jun-29-2020

Result: Carried Majority Required - Adoption of Recommendation 13 only
Total members that voted Yes: 17 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 7 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Joe Cressy, Paula Fletcher, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Adoption of the balance of the item as amended.

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jun-29-2020

Result: Carried Majority Required - Adoption of the balance of the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 22 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, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, 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: 2 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday, Josh Matlow
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

Point of Order by Councillor Josh Matlow

Councillor Matlow, rising on a Point of Order, stated that he wish to vote on Part 1 of motion 10 by Councillor Holyday separately.


Point of Order by Councillor Gord Perks

Councillor Perks, rising on a Point of Order, stated that his understanding is that Part 1 of motion 10 by Councillor Holyday cannot be voted on separately as the motion is deleting the recommendations and adopting new recommendations.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Points of Order and ruled that the vote on motion 10 by Councillor Holyday cannot be split.


Point of Order by Councillor Stephen Holyday

Councillor Holyday, rising on a Point of Order, stated that the Speaker had advised that Mayor Tory had requested that Parts 1, 2 and 3 of motion 1a by Councillor Matlow be voted on separately.  Councillor Holyday further stated if Part 2 of motion 1a by Councillor Matlow does not carry, Part 3 of the motion would be redundant.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that Council could vote on Parts 2 and 3 together.


Point of Order by Councillor Gord Perks

Councillor Perks, rising on a Point of Order, stated that Councillor Grimes' questioned the City Manager on whether motions regarding budgetary changes are in order or not in order. Councillor Perks further stated that the Speaker may wish to inform Councillor Grimes that Council has several items on the agenda, such as CafeTO, which have the effect of changing budgets allocations in-year.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and thanked Councillor Perks for his comments.


Point of Order by Councillor Shelley Carroll

Councillor Carroll, rising on a Point of Order, stated that she would like to vote on each Part of motion 2 by Councillor Wong-Tam separately.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that each Part of motion 2 by Councillor Wong-Tam could be voted on separately.


Point of Order by Councillor Gord Perks

Councillor Perks, rising on a Point of Order, stated that he would like to vote separately on recommendation 13 regarding body cameras.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that recommendation 13 regarding body cameras could be voted on separately.


Point of Order by Councillor Paula Fletcher

Councillor Fletcher, rising on a Point of Order, stated that she wished to know how the Toronto Police Services Board will be advised of City Council's decision.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that a letter would be sent to the Toronto Police Services Board.

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