Item - 2020.PH14.8

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on June 29, 2020 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Planning and Housing Committee on June 15, 2020. It is being forwarded to City Council without recommendations. It will be considered by City Council on June 29, 2020.

PH14.8 - Modular Supportive Housing

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

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

 

1. City Council request the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to make a Minister’s Zoning Order, pursuant to Section 47 of the Planning Act, for both 11 Macey Avenue and 150 Harrison Street to amend the zoning regulations for both sites to permit the construction of the modular housing proposals on both sites.

 

2. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with staff from Toronto Building and staff from Legal Services, to work with Provincial staff on the draft form of the requested Minister's Zoning Order.

 

3. City Council direct the City Clerk to forward this Item to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

Background Information (Committee)

(June 14, 2020) Letter from Councillor Ana Bailao on Modular Supportive Housing
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-147988.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(June 23, 2020) Supplementary report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Phase 1: Modular Housing Initiative (PH14.8a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-148220.pdf
(June 26, 2020) Supplementary report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat on Phase 1: Modular Housing Initiative (PH14.8b)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-148474.pdf
Attachment 1 - Brochures
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-148475.pdf
Attachment 2 - Site Signs Installed at 11 Macey Avenue. and 150 Harrison Street - Part 1
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-148494.pdf
Attachment 2 - Site Signs Installed at 11 Macey Avenue and 150 Harrison Street - Part 2
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-148476.pdf
Attachment 3- List of Local Organizations Contacted
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-148477.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(June 24, 2020) E-mail from Sean Militello (CC.Supp.PH14.8.1)
(June 24, 2020) E-mail from Christopher Flink (CC.Supp.PH14.8.2)
(June 24, 2020) E-mail from Margaret Cormier (CC.Supp.PH14.8.3)
(June 24, 2020) E-mail from Cian Horrobin (CC.Supp.PH14.8.4)
(June 25, 2020) E-mail from Kate Chung (CC.Supp.PH14.8.5)
(June 25, 2020) E-mail from Saad Talia (CC.Supp.PH14.8.6)
(June 26, 2020) Letter from AnaBela Taborda, Little Portugal Dundas Business Improvement Area, Chair (CC.Supp.PH14.8.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/comm/communicationfile-106837.pdf
(June 26, 2020) E-mail from Steve Lurie, C.M. Executive Director, CMHA Toronto (CC.Supp.PH14.8.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/comm/communicationfile-106794.pdf
(June 26, 2020) Letter from the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation, the Mainstay Housing, the Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area, the Toronto Region Board of Trade, the United Way Greater Toronto and the WoodGreen (CC.New.PH14.8.9)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/comm/communicationfile-107259.pdf
(June 28, 2020) E-mail from Joanne Knutson, Executive Director, Habitat Services (CC.New.PH14.8.10)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/comm/communicationfile-107260.pdf
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Mary Oko (CC.New.PH14.8.11)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Vanessa Sousa (CC.New.PH14.8.12)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Serena Quaglia (CC.New.PH14.8.13)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Jeff Hoedeman (CC.New.PH14.8.14)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Shirley A. Roburn (CC.New.PH14.8.15)
(June 30, 2020) E-mail from Justine Greenland Duke (CC.New.PH14.8.16)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Michael Smele (CC.New.PH14.8.17)
(June 29, 2020) E-mail from Patricia Cavanagh (CC.New.PH14.8.18)
(June 30, 2020) Letter from Mark J. Richardson, Technical Lead, HousingNowTO.com (CC.New.PH14.8.19)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/cc/comm/communicationfile-107594.pdf
(June 30, 2020) E-mail from Aaron Crangle (CC.New.PH14.8.20)
(June 29, 2020) Petition from Councillor Gary Crawford, Ward 20, Scarborough Southwest, entitled "Against to Modular Housing initiative at 11 Macey Avenue, Scarborough", containing the signatures of approximately 49 persons, filed during the Routine Matters portion of the meeting (CC.New)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

That City Council adopt the following recommendations in the supplementary report (June 23, 2020) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning [PH14.8a]:

 

1. City Council request that the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing make a Minister’s Zoning Order, pursuant to Section 47 of the Planning Act, for both 11 Macey Avenue and 150 Harrison Street to amend the zoning regulations for both sites to permit the construction of the modular housing proposals on both sites;

 

2. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with staff from Toronto Building and staff from the Legal Services Division, to work with provincial staff on the draft form of the requested Minister's Zoning Order; and

 

3. City Council direct the City Clerk to forward a copy of this resolution to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

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

Result: Carried Majority Required - PH14.8 - Bail„o - motion 1
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

PH14.8 - Modular Supportive Housing

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Without Recs
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee forwards the item to City Council without recommendation.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Housing Committee:

 

1.  Requested that the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report directly to the June Council meeting in consultation with the Housing Secretariat on the outcome of feedback from the Community Consultations starting June 15th on the two Modular Housing proposals.

 

2.  Requested the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report directly to Council on ways to expedite the necessary planning and building approvals.

Origin

(June 14, 2020) Letter from Councillor Ana Bail„o

Summary

The creation of Modular Supportive Housing is a key element of the Housing TO 2020-2030 Action Plan adopted by Council.  Due to both the current housing challenges and the health risks posed by COVID-19 it is critical that new housing be created to address the City's housing challenges.

 

As adopted by Council at its meeting of April 30th, 2020, in its consideration of CC20.6 Implementing the Toronto Modular Housing Initiative as an Urgent Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, staff were requested to prioritize Phase One of the Modular Housing Initiative.

 

Consultations with respect to the 2 modular housing sites are commencing on June 16th. While it is important to expedite these sites it is also critical that we hear from the community.

 

Your support for this request would be greatly appreciated.

Background Information

(June 14, 2020) Letter from Councillor Ana Bailao on Modular Supportive Housing
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-147988.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Add New Business at Committee moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

2 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

3 - Motion to Reconsider Item moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, the Planning and Housing Committee reconsider Item PH14.8.


4 - Motion to forward item Without Recommendations moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

That the Planning and Housing Committee:

 

1. Forward the item to City Council without recommendation.

 

2. Request that the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning report directly to the June 29, 2020 meeting of City Council in consultation with the Housing Secretariat on the outcome of feedback from the Community Consultations starting June 15th on the two Modular Housing proposals.

 

3. Request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report directly to the June 29, 2020 meeting of City Council on ways to expedite the necessary planning and building approvals.

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