Item - 2022.EX31.4

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on April 6, 2022 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by the Executive Committee on March 30, 2022 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on April 6, 2022.

EX31.4 - Strategic Acquisition of 214 to 230 Sherbourne Street to Support City-Building

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
13 - Toronto Centre

City Council Decision

City Council on April 6 and 7, 2022 adopted the following:

 

1. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, to establish a pre-application working group with community stakeholders for the pending development of 214-230 Sherbourne Street and adjacent properties to establish terms of reference and to identify affordable housing priorities for the site.

 

2. City Council authorize the public release of Confidential Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (March 18, 2022) from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, following closing of the acquisition transaction of 214 to 230 Sherbourne Street.

 

Confidential Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (March 18, 2022) from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO remain confidential at this time in accordance with the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as they contain information about a proposed or pending acquisition or sale of land for municipal or local board purposes. Confidential Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (March 18, 2022) from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO will be made public following the closing of the acquisition transaction of 214 to 230 Sherbourne Street.

Confidential Attachment - A proposed or pending acquisition or sale of land for municipal or local board purposes

Background Information (Committee)

(March 18, 2022) Report and Attachment 1 from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO on Strategic Acquisition of 214 to 230 Sherbourne Street to Support City-Building
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-222959.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - Transaction Details
Confidential Attachment 2 - Letter of Intent

Communications (Committee)

(March 28, 2022) E-mail from Susan Aihoshi, on behalf of Japanese Canadians for Social Justice (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-147198.pdf
(March 29, 2022) E-mail from Jade MacGowan, Community Health Worker, iPHARE Program, Regent Park Community Health Centre (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-147366.pdf
(March 29, 2022) E-mail from Gerry Banks (EX.New)
(March 29, 2022) E-mail from Mona Dai (EX.New)
(March 29, 2022) E-mail from Victoria Peter, Molly Churchill, Brendan Jowett and Daniel Bastien, Neighbourhood Legal Services (NLS) (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-147471.pdf
(March 29, 2022) E-mail from Melody Grant, Harm Reduction Outreach Coordinator, Parkdale Queen West CHC (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-147472.pdf
(March 30, 2022) Letter from Kapri Rabin, Executive Director, Street Health (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-147551.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(April 5, 2022) Letter from Hannah Fleisher, Jess Misak, Karin Baqi, Katie German, Vicki McGregor, and Zahra Ebrahim on behalf of Junction Triangle Community Action Network (JT-CAN) (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/comm/communicationfile-148362.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Amended)

That:

 

1. City Council direct the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO to initiate expropriation of the properties at 214 to 230 Sherbourne Street to support the City-building efforts of building more deeply affordable and supportive housing as identified in Item PH21.2 - Activating a Revitalization Plan for the Sherbourne Dundas Neighbourhood.

 

2. City Council direct the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO to initiate negotiations with the property owner of the adjacent plaza mall at the south-west corner next to 214-230 Sherbourne Street for the purposes as building deeply affordable housing and to report back to the May 31, 2022 meeting of the Planning Housing Committee on the outcome.

 

3. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, to establish a pre-application working group with community stakeholders for the pending development of 214-230 Sherbourne Street and adjacent properties to establish terms of reference and to identify affordable housing priorities for the site.

 

Parts 1 and 2 of motion 1 by Councillor Wong-Tam did not carry.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Apr-06-2022 3:16 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX31.4 - Wong-Tam - motion 1 Part 1 only
Total members that voted Yes: 5 Members that voted Yes are Joe Cressy, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 20 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Nick Mantas, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Paula Fletcher

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Apr-06-2022 3:17 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX31.4 - Wong-Tam - motion 1 Part 2 only
Total members that voted Yes: 10 Members that voted Yes are Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 15 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Mike Colle, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Nick Mantas, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Apr-06-2022 3:20 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX31.4 - Wong-Tam - motion 1 Part 3 only
Total members that voted Yes: 26 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, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

EX31.4 - Strategic Acquisition of 214 to 230 Sherbourne Street to Support City-Building

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
13 - Toronto Centre

Confidential Attachment - A proposed or pending acquisition or sale of land for municipal or local board purposes

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the public release of Confidential Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (March 18, 2022) from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, following closing of the acquisition transaction of the Subject Property.

Origin

(March 18, 2022) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO

Summary

On February 17, 2022, through Item EX30.2 - "2022 Capital and Operating Budgets", City staff were directed to: (a) review feasibility on leveraging the 214 to 230 Sherbourne Street property with the intention to achieve Dan Harrison Revitalization and Housing Now objectives and report back directly to City Council meeting of March 9, 2022 on the outcome at the earliest convenience; and (b) explore available Section 37, Land Acquisition Reserve Fund, and other Provincial and Federal government affordable housing funding, and subject to funding availability, seek authority and necessary capital budget adjustments to submit an Offer to Purchase at the appraised market valuation for the lands at 214 to 230 Sherbourne Street (the "Subject Property").

 

With this direction, staff conducted a review of the opportunity, developed a plan, including identifying funding source(s) and submitted a non-binding offer to acquire the Subject Property. This report provides City Council details on the offer and the outcome as outlined in Confidential Attachment 1 and 2.

Background Information

(March 18, 2022) Report and Attachment 1 from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO on Strategic Acquisition of 214 to 230 Sherbourne Street to Support City-Building
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-222959.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - Transaction Details
Confidential Attachment 2 - Letter of Intent

Communications

(March 28, 2022) E-mail from Susan Aihoshi, on behalf of Japanese Canadians for Social Justice (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-147198.pdf
(March 29, 2022) E-mail from Jade MacGowan, Community Health Worker, iPHARE Program, Regent Park Community Health Centre (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-147366.pdf
(March 29, 2022) E-mail from Gerry Banks (EX.New)
(March 29, 2022) E-mail from Mona Dai (EX.New)
(March 29, 2022) E-mail from Victoria Peter, Molly Churchill, Brendan Jowett and Daniel Bastien, Neighbourhood Legal Services (NLS) (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-147471.pdf
(March 29, 2022) E-mail from Melody Grant, Harm Reduction Outreach Coordinator, Parkdale Queen West CHC (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-147472.pdf
(March 30, 2022) Letter from Kapri Rabin, Executive Director, Street Health (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-147551.pdf

Speakers

Tommy Taylor, Shelter & Housing Justice Network
Susan Bender, Manager, Toronto Drop-In Network
Emily Daigle, Accessibility Advocate
Mona Dai, Architecture Lobby Toronto
Andre Bermon
Yussuf Hussein, Organizer, Progress Toronto
Jade MacGowan, Community Health Worker, Regent Park Community Health Centre
Gru
Bob Rose
Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam

Motions

1 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council