Item - 2020.GL11.4

Tracking Status

GL11.4 - Review of Enhanced Security Measures at Toronto City Hall

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on January 29, 2020, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council approve the use of patron screening for all non-City access card holders, using walk-through metal detectors, on the main floor of Toronto City Hall.

 

2.  City Council approve the installation of a physical security measure to provide a delineation of public and secure space on the main floor of Toronto City Hall at the location of the walk-through metal detectors.

 

3.  City Council approve the installation of security turnstiles on the main floor of Toronto City Hall requiring City access card holders to utilize their access cards in order to bypass patron screening.

 

4.  City Council direct that portions of Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (December 18, 2019) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, be released at the discretion of the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, following the implementation of City Council's decision, and that the balance of Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (December 18, 2019) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management remain confidential, as it pertains to the security of property belonging to the City of Toronto.

 

5.  City Council request the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and appropriate staff to report to the November 30, 2020 meeting of the General Government and Licensing Committee on using artificial intelligence technology for the development of new security methods and options for the City of Toronto.

 

Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (December 18, 2019) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management remains confidential at this time in accordance with the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as it pertains to the security of property belonging to the City of Toronto.  Portions of Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (December 18, 2019) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management will be released at the discretion of the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management following the implementation of City Council's decision.  The balance of Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (December 18, 2019) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management will remain confidential as it pertains to the security of property belonging to the City of Toronto.

Confidential Attachment - The security of property belonging to the City of Toronto

Background Information (Committee)

(December 18, 2019) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management on Review of Enhanced Security Measures at Toronto City Hall
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-141273.pdf
Attachment 1 - Rendering of Possible Design of Main Floor Screening Areas (West View)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-141274.pdf
Attachment 2 - Rendering of Possible Design of Main Floor Screening Areas (East View)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-141275.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - Review of Enhanced Security Measures at Toronto City Hall

Communications (Committee)

(January 2, 2020) Submission from Miguel Avila-Velarde (GL.New.GL11.4.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/gl/comm/communicationfile-99948.pdf
(January 3, 2020) E-mail from Anthony Nolan (GL.New.GL11.4.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/gl/comm/communicationfile-99968.pdf
(January 6, 2020) E-mail from Miroslav Glavic (GL.New.GL11.4.3)
(January 6, 2020) Submission from Miguel Avila-Velarde (GL.New.GL11.4.4)

Communications (City Council)

(January 29, 2020) E-mail from Anthony Nolan (CC.New.GL11.4.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/comm/communicationfile-100910.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jan-29-2020 3:27 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - GL11.4 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 18 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Mike Layton, Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Joe Cressy, Paula Fletcher, Jim Karygiannis, Jaye Robinson, Kristyn Wong-Tam

GL11.4 - Review of Enhanced Security Measures at Toronto City Hall

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Confidential Attachment - The security of property belonging to the City of Toronto

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the use of patron screening for all non-City access card holders, using walk-through metal detectors, on the main floor of Toronto City Hall.

 

2.  City Council approve the installation of a physical security measure to provide a delineation of public and secure space on the main floor of Toronto City Hall at the location of the walk-through metal detectors.

 

3.  City Council approve the installation of security turnstiles on the main floor of Toronto City Hall requiring City access card holders to utilize their access cards in order to bypass patron screening.

 

4.  City Council direct that portions of Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (December 18, 2019) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, be released at the discretion of the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, following the implementation of City Council's decision, and that the balance of Confidential Attachment 1 remain confidential, as it pertains to the security of property belonging to the City of Toronto.

 

5.  City Council request the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and appropriate staff to report to the General Government and Licensing Committee at its meeting on November 30, 2020 on using artificial intelligence technology for the development of new security methods and options for the City of Toronto.

Origin

(December 18, 2019) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management

Summary

This report recommends changes to the current "Enhanced" level of security at Toronto City Hall for approval by City Council. These recommendations are based upon assessments from the Toronto Police Service and Public Safety Canada, best practices, benchmarking, and experience from the current set-up. The primary goals of these recommendations are to maintain an accessible, safe, and secure Toronto City Hall while providing a reasonable level of protection from foreseeable threats.

Background Information

(December 18, 2019) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management on Review of Enhanced Security Measures at Toronto City Hall
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-141273.pdf
Attachment 1 - Rendering of Possible Design of Main Floor Screening Areas (West View)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-141274.pdf
Attachment 2 - Rendering of Possible Design of Main Floor Screening Areas (East View)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-141275.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - Review of Enhanced Security Measures at Toronto City Hall

Communications

(January 2, 2020) Submission from Miguel Avila-Velarde (GL.New.GL11.4.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/gl/comm/communicationfile-99948.pdf
(January 3, 2020) E-mail from Anthony Nolan (GL.New.GL11.4.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/gl/comm/communicationfile-99968.pdf
(January 6, 2020) E-mail from Miroslav Glavic (GL.New.GL11.4.3)
(January 6, 2020) Submission from Miguel Avila-Velarde (GL.New.GL11.4.4)

Speakers

Miguel Avila-Velarde, Regent Park Neighbourhood Association
Derek Moran

Motions

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

That:

 

1.  City Council request the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and appropriate staff to report to the General Government and Licensing Committee at its meeting on November 30, 2020 on using artificial intelligence technology for the development of new security methods and options for the City of Toronto.


2 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council