Item - 2020.GL14.11

Tracking Status

GL14.11 - Acquisition of 2950 and 2970 Lake Shore Boulevard West

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
3 - Etobicoke - Lakeshore

City Council Decision

City Council on July 28 and 29, 2020, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council authorize the City of Toronto to accept the offer to sell and enter into an agreement of purchase and sale with 2970 Lake Shore GP Inc. to acquire the adjoining properties municipally known as 2950 and 2970 Lake Shore Boulevard West on such terms and conditions outlined in Appendix A and Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (June 22, 2020) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and such other or amended terms and conditions as may be acceptable to the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

2.  City Council direct that, prior to closing on the purchase and sale of 2950 and 2970 Lake Shore Boulevard West, the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, in consultation with the Ward Councillor, engage with local residents, Lakeshore Village Business Improvement Area, Jean Tweed Centre, Women’s Habitat, Jean Augustine Centre, LAMP Community Health Centre and any other community partners in order to ensure they are informed of the planned use of the site and explore any potential partnerships that may fit the needs of the community.

 

3. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, or designate to negotiate a lease assignment and amendment with Bell Mobility Inc. for continued use of portions of 2970 Lake Shore Boulevard West in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

4. City Council authorize the public release of Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (June 22, 2020) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management following the closing of any purchase transaction, and the public release of Confidential Attachment 2 to the report (June 22, 2020) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management upon securing the written consent of Bell Mobility Inc.

 

5. City Council authorize severally the City Clerk, the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, or designate, to execute the agreement of purchase and sale, the lease assignment and amendment agreement, and any ancillary agreements and documents on behalf of the City.

 

6. City Council authorize severally the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and, the Director, Transaction Services, to administer and manage the transaction, including the provision of any consents, approvals, waivers and notices, provided that he/she may, at any time, refer consideration of any such matters (including their content) to City Council for its consideration and direction.

 

7. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to complete the contemplated transaction on behalf of the City, including paying any necessary expenses, amending the closing, due diligence and other dates, and amending and waiving terms and conditions, on such terms as the City Solicitor considers reasonable.

 

8.  City Council request General Manager, Shelter, Support, Housing and Administration to consider co-locating permanent housing on the site and to report back through the General Government and Licensing Committee to the September 30, 2020 meeting of City Council.

 

9.  City Council request General Manager, Shelter, Support, Housing and Administration to report back through the General Government and Licensing Committee to the September 30, 2020 meeting of City Council with any necessary community services required to support the potential shelter and housing in the site.

 

Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (June 22, 2020) 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 a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the City of Toronto.  Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (June 22, 2020) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management will be made public following the closing of any purchase transaction.

 

Confidential Attachment 2 to the report (June 22, 2020) 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 commercial and financial information, supplied in confidence to the City of Toronto, which, if disclosed, could reasonably be expected to prejudice significantly the competitive position or interfere significantly with the contractual or other negotiations of a person, group of persons, or organization.  Confidential Attachment 2 to the report (June 22, 2020) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management will be made public upon securing the written consent of Bell Mobility Inc.

Confidential Attachment - Confidential Attachment 1 - A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the City of Toronto; Confidential Attachment 2 - Commercial and financial information, supplied in confidence to the City of Toronto, which, if disclosed, could reasonably be expected to prejudice significantly the competitive position or interfere significantly with the contractual or other negotiations of a person, group of persons, or organization

Background Information (Committee)

(June 22, 2020) Report and Attachments A, B and C from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management on the Acquisition of 2950 and 2970 Lake Shore Boulevard West
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-148102.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1
Confidential Attachment 2

Communications (City Council)

(July 27, 2020) Letter from Chris Korwin-Kuczynski, Board Chair, Lakeshore Village Business Improvement Area (CC.Supp.GL14.11.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/comm/communicationfile-114468.pdf
(July 27, 2020) E-mail from S. Howes (CC.New.GL14.11.2)
(July 27, 2020) E-mail from Cristy Marcus (CC.New.GL14.11.3)
(July 27, 2020) E-mail from Fani Evagelou (CC.New.GL14.11.4)
(July 27, 2020) E-mail from Rossa Sheehan (CC.New.GL14.11.5)
(July 27, 2020) E-mail from Stefany Singh (CC.New.GL14.11.6)
(July 27, 2020) E-mail from John Ratkovic (CC.New.GL14.11.7)
(July 27, 2020) E-mail from Jonathan Buccella (CC.New.GL14.11.8)
(July 27, 2020) E-mail from Anna Bialas (CC.New.GL14.11.9)
(July 27, 2020) E-mail from Gregory Spencer (CC.New.GL14.11.10)
(July 27, 2020) E-mail from Shawn Sage (CC.New.GL14.11.11)
(July 27, 2020) Letter from Kas Marynick (CC.New.GL14.11.12)
(July 27, 2020) E-mail from James (CC.New.GL14.11.13)
(July 27, 2020) E-mail from Peter Kearns (CC.New.GL14.11.14)
(July 27, 2020) E-mail from Alaina McCallum (CC.New.GL14.11.15)
(July 27, 2020) Letter from Erin L. Smith, Development Manager, CAPREIT Apartments Inc. (CC.New.GL.14.11.16)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/comm/communicationfile-114502.pdf
(July 27, 2020) E-mail from Deanne Wright (CC.New.GL14.11.17)
(July 27, 2020) E-mail from Michael Foster (CC.New.GL14.11.18)
(July 27, 2020) E-mail from Natalie Lochwin (CC.New.GL14.11.19)
(July 27, 2020) E-mail from Karen Adams (CC.New.GL14.11.20)
(July 27, 2020) E-mail from Anne Ramsey (CC.New.GL14.11.21)
(July 28, 2020) E-mail from Sandra Kirkby (CC.New.GL14.11.22)
(July 28, 2020) E-mail from Odette Broglio (CC.New.GL14.11.23)
(July 28, 2020) E-mail from Odette Broglio (CC.New.GL14.11.24)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Mark Grimes (Carried)

That:

 

1.  City Council direct that, prior to closing on the purchase and sale of 2950 and 2970 Lake Shore Boulevard West, the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, in consultation with the Ward Councillor, engage with local residents, Lakeshore Village Business Improvement Area, Jean Tweed Centre, Women’s Habitat, Jean Augustine Centre, LAMP Community Health Centre and any other community partners in order to ensure they are informed of the planned use of the site and explore any potential partnerships that may fit the needs of the community.

 

2.  City Council request General Manager, Shelter, Support, Housing and Administration to consider co-locating permanent housing on the site and to report back through the General Government and Licensing Committee to the September 30, 2020 meeting of City Council.

 

3.  City Council request General Manager, Shelter, Support, Housing and Administration to report back through the General Government and Licensing Committee to the September 30, 2020 meeting of City Council with any necessary community services required to support the potential shelter and housing in the site.

Vote (Amend Item) Jul-28-2020

Result: Carried Majority Required - GL14.11 - Grimes - motion 1
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

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

GL14.11 - Acquisition of 2950 and 2970 Lake Shore Boulevard West

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
3 - Etobicoke - Lakeshore

Confidential Attachment - Confidential Attachment 1 - A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the City of Toronto; Confidential Attachment 2 - Commercial and financial information, supplied in confidence to the City of Toronto, which, if disclosed, could reasonably be expected to prejudice significantly the competitive position or interfere significantly with the contractual or other negotiations of a person, group of persons, or organization

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the City of Toronto to accept the offer to sell and enter into an agreement of purchase and sale with 2970 Lake Shore GP Inc. to acquire the adjoining properties municipally known as 2950 and 2970 Lake Shore Boulevard West on such terms and conditions outlined in Appendix A and Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (June 22, 2020) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and such other or amended terms and conditions as may be acceptable to the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

2. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, or their designate to negotiate a lease assignment and amendment with Bell Mobility Inc. for continued use of portions of 2970 Lake Shore Boulevard West in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

3. City Council authorize the public release of Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (June 22, 2020) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management following the closing of any purchase transaction, and the public release of Confidential Attachment 2 to the report (June 22, 2020) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management upon securing the written consent of Bell Mobility Inc.

 

4. City Council authorize severally the City Clerk, the Chief Financial Officer, the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, or their designate, to execute the agreement of purchase and sale, the lease assignment and amendment agreement, and any ancillary agreements and documents on behalf of the City.

 

5. City Council authorize severally the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and, the Director, Transaction Services, to administer and manage the transaction, including the provision of any consents, approvals, waivers and notices, provided that he/she may, at any time, refer consideration of any such matters (including their content) to City Council for its consideration and direction.

 

6. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to complete the contemplated transaction on behalf of the City, including paying any necessary expenses, amending the closing, due diligence and other dates, and amending and waiving terms and conditions, on such terms as she considers reasonable.

Origin

(June 22, 2020) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management

Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain authority to accept the offer to sell (the "Offer") that the City has received from 2970 Lake Shore GP Inc. (the "Vendor") and to enter into an agreement of purchase and sale to acquire the adjoining properties municipally known as 2950 and 2970 Lake Shore Boulevard West (collectively, "the Property") for use as a municipal shelter. City staff will ensure to limit the City's exposure to potential latent defects through due diligence prior to completing the transaction, through warranty conditions in the agreement of purchase and sale, or by other measures.

 

The location of the Property meets the requirements of the Municipal Shelter By-law 138-2003. In an effort to ensure that shelter services are located throughout all areas of the City of Toronto (not only downtown) this Property was deemed as the only available viable option, with a willing seller, that is strategically located in the southwest area of Etobicoke. 

 

The use of the Property as a municipal shelter will support City Council's direction to expand the number of permanent new shelter beds by 1,000. The combination of the two properties creates a large sized property that allows flexibility in responding to changes in shelter standards and demand as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration (SSHA) has made interim changes to the Toronto Shelter Standards to maintain a minimum of two (2) metre separation between beds. If this change becomes permanent, or other changes to the Shelter Design Guidelines are made as a result of the pandemic, the Property will be designed to accommodate the new standards either with the two (2) metre separation or with the use of more private rooms or partitions, thus resulting in only a minor reduction in capacity. All new shelters, including the Property, are being designed so that they may be converted into housing in the future. As demand for municipal shelters changes, the property can be partly or wholly transitioned into supportive or transitional housing.

 

Finally SSHA, in collaboration with Corporate Real Estate Management, will continue to explore other real estate opportunities in order to meet the balance of the required 1,000 shelter beds. Consideration to current market conditions will be made to ensure that future acquisitions align with SSHA's COVID-19 response strategies, as may be appropriate, and will work to ensure that future options reduce the City's upfront capital investments.

Background Information

(June 22, 2020) Report and Attachments A, B and C from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management on the Acquisition of 2950 and 2970 Lake Shore Boulevard West
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-148102.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1
Confidential Attachment 2

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council