Item - 2020.MM22.19

Tracking Status

MM22.19 - Reducing the Risk from COVID-19 for Residents of Multi-Tenanted Buildings - by Councillor Josh Matlow, seconded by Councillor Joe Cressy

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

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

 

 1. City Council amend Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 354, Apartment Buildings, to require an owner or operator of an apartment building to do the following, until October, 2020: 

 

a. provide Hand Hygiene Stations or Alcohol-based hand sanitizer in all essential common area rooms that remain open such as laundry areas;

 

b. close non-essential common areas such as gyms and playrooms, and other high traffic areas, to be consistent with provincial restrictions and that these common areas remain closed until provincial restrictions are lifted to permit gyms and indoor playrooms to be re-opened;

 

c. as part of the cleaning plan required under Chapter 354, Apartment Buildings include a schedule for cleaning of frequently touched surfaces in common areas, including doorknobs, elevator buttons, light switches, toilet handles, counters, hand rails, touch screen surfaces and keypads, with common household cleaners and disinfectants twice daily, and when visibly dirty, and comply with the schedule starting July 15, 2020; and

 

d. post Toronto Public Health signage, as recommended by the Medical Officer of Health.

Background Information (City Council)

Communications (City Council)

(June 27, 2020) Letter from Marva Burnett, President, ACORN Canada (MM.New.MM22.19.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/mm/comm/communicationfile-107548.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM22.19 be referred to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.


1 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Carried)

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

 

1. City Council amend Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 354, Apartment Buildings, to require an owner or operator of an apartment building to do the following, until October, 2020: 

 

a. provide Hand Hygiene Stations or Alcohol-based hand sanitizer in all essential common area rooms that remain open such as laundry areas;

 

b. close non-essential common areas such as gyms and playrooms, and other high traffic areas, to be consistent with provincial restrictions and that these common areas remain closed until provincial restrictions are lifted to permit gyms and indoor playrooms to be re-opened;

 

c. as part of the cleaning plan required under Chapter 354, Apartment Buildings include a schedule for cleaning of frequently touched surfaces in common areas, including doorknobs, elevator buttons, light switches, toilet handles, counters, hand rails, touch screen surfaces and keypads, with common household cleaners and disinfectants twice daily, and when visibly dirty, and comply with the schedule starting July 15, 2020;

 

d. post Toronto Public Health signage, as recommended by the Medical Officer of Health.

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jun-30-2020

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM22.19 - Matlow - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 19 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, 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: 3 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Brad Bradford, Paula Fletcher, Jaye Robinson
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council