Item - 2020.MM22.17

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on June 29, 2020 without amendments.

MM22.17 - Ending Homelessness During a Pandemic: Calling for Immediate Action From the Provincial and Federal Governments - by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, seconded by Councillor Mike Layton

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

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

 

1.  City Council call upon the Provincial and Federal Governments to immediately establish an intergovernmental table to create emergency responses to the housing and homelessness crisis in Toronto exacerbated by the global health pandemic.

 

2.  City Council call upon the Provincial and Federal Governments to immediately take action to provide the funding and policy/program tools required to augment services for homeless individuals and seek the support of community partners, including the Canadian Red Cross, in managing the harm inflicted by the housing and homelessness crisis, including supply of adequate water and sanitation supports at encampment sites until adequate new indoor accommodations are secured.

Background Information (City Council)

Communications (City Council)

(June 27, 2020) E-mail from Julie Shi (MM.New.MM22.17.1)
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Suzette (MM.New.MM22.17.2)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM22.17 be referred to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.


Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Adoption of Recommendation 2 only:

 

2.  City Council call upon the Provincial and Federal Governments to immediately take action to provide the funding and policy/program tools required to augment services for homeless individuals and seek the support of community partners, including the Canadian Red Cross, in managing the harm inflicted by the housing and homelessness crisis, including supply of adequate water and sanitation supports at encampment sites until adequate new indoor accommodations are secured.

Vote (Adopt Item) Jun-30-2020

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM22.17 - Adoption of Recommendation 2 only
Total members that voted Yes: 21 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, 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, Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Mike Colle, Jaye Robinson

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Adoption of the balance of the Item.

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