Item - 2022.EX34.3

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 19, 2022 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by Executive Committee on July 12, 2022 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on July 19, 2022.
  • See also By-laws 1143-2022, 1144-2022

EX34.3 - Growth Funding Tools - Alternative Parkland Dedication Rate

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on July 19, 20, 21 and 22, 2022, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to continue stakeholder and public consultation on an updated Alternative Parkland Dedication Rate, including continued consultation on a density-responsive alternative parkland dedication approach and parkland need in the context of Bill 109's changes to the Planning Act and to report back with final recommendations in the second quarter of 2023. 

 

2. City Council amend the Official Plan substantially in accordance with Official Plan Amendment 588 City-wide Alternative Parkland Dedication Rate, in Attachment 1 to the supplementary report (July 11, 2022) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

3. City Council amend the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 415, Development of Land, substantially in accordance with the draft Parkland Dedication By-law in Attachment 2 to the report (June 27, 2022) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and as amended by Part 4, below.

 

4. City Council amend the draft Parkland Dedication By-Law included as Attachment 2 to the report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning by inserting the following clauses:

 

a. insert the following in section 415-21. Definitions.:

 

HOUSING NOW DEVELOPMENT – Development of affordable and market rental housing on City-owned lands under a long term lease and related development of ownership homes, if any, on City-owned lands sold to a developer, provided all such development occurs as part of the Housing Now Initiative.

 

HOUSING NOW INITIATIVE - The initiative originally approved by Council through the adoption of Item CC1.3 on December 4, 5 and 13, 2018 and Item EX1.1 adopted January 20 and 31, 2019 to increase the supply of affordable housing by leveraging the value of underutilized City-owned lands.

 

MUNICIPAL HOUSING PROJECT FACILITY - The class of municipal capital facilities prescribed by paragraph 18 of subsection 2(1) of Ontario Regulation 598/06, and as further defined in the City's Municipal Housing Facility By-law 183-2022, as such by-law may be amended or replaced from time to time.

 

MUNICIPAL HOUSING PROJECT FACILITY AGREEMENT - An agreement entered into pursuant to section 252 of the City of Toronto Act for the provision of a Municipal Housing Project Facility; 

 

b. insert the following in section 415-30. Exemptions.:

 

Affordable rental housing units secured under a Municipal Housing Project Facility Agreement;

 

Housing Now Development projects;

 

The residential component of a building with no more than four dwelling units.

  

5. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Official Plan Amendment and the draft Parkland Dedication By-law as may be required.

 

6. City Council direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to amend the Home Ownership Assistance Program to include deferral of cash-in-lieu of parkland dedication, and to facilitate this amendment direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to accept cash in lieu of parkland in connection with affordable ownership units that will be subject to a Home Ownership Assistance Program agreement; and City Council direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to consider the impact of the Home Ownership Assistance Program as amended by City Council's decision on this Item and other City incentives in the current review of the City's Affordable Home Ownership Program.

 

7. City Council request the Province of Ontario to amend Section 42 of the Planning Act to permit the municipality to require the owner to enter into one or more agreements with the municipality dealing with the conveyance of parkland as required by this section and that any agreement entered into may be registered against the land to which it applies and the municipality is entitled to enforce the provisions thereof against the owner and, subject to the provisions of the Registry Act and the Lands Titles Act, any and all subsequent owners of the land. 

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

City Council considered Items EX34.1, EX34.2 and EX34.3 together.

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Background Information (Committee)

(June 27, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 to 3 from the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation and Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Alternative Parkland Dedication Rate - Interim Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-228164.pdf
Attachment 1 - Draft Official Plan Amendment 588
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-228474.pdf
Attachment 2 - Draft Parkland Dedication By-law
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-228475.pdf
(June 20, 2022) Public Notice
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-228470.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(May 20, 2022) E-mail from George Belza, Partner, ANALOGICA (EX.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-154060.pdf
(July 8, 2022) Letter from Dave Harvey, Co-Executive Director, Park People (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-154757.pdf
(July 10, 2022) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chairs, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (FoNTRA) (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-154854.pdf
(July 10, 2022) E-mail from Colleen Bailey (EX.Supp)
(July 11, 2022) E-mail from Jean-Francois Obregon Murillo, Principal, The Urban Hulk (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-154781.pdf
(July 11, 2022) Letter from Kay Dermatis, Federation of South Toronto Residents' Associations and Tony Farebrother, Parks Action Committee (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-154907.pdf
(July 11, 2022) Letter from David Bronskill, Goodmans LLP on behalf of Amdev Property Group (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-154934.pdf
(July 11, 2022) Letter from David Bronskill. Goodmans LLP on behalf of Rimap & Main Developments Inc. (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-154935.pdf
(July 11, 2022) E-mail from Floyd Ruskin, A Park for All (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-154948.pdf
(July 11, 2022) Letter from Max Laskin, Goodmans LLP on behalf of Brimley Progress Developments Inc. (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-154954.pdf
(July 11, 2022) Letter from Richard Lyall, President, Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-154973.pdf
(July 11, 2022) Letter from David Bronskill, Goodmans LLP on behalf of CentreCourt Developments (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-154975.pdf
(July 11, 2022) Letter from Andrew Jeanrie, Bennett Jones LLP on behalf of Fengate Capital Management Ltd. (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-154984.pdf
(July 11, 2022) Letter from Andrew Jeanrie, Bennett Jones LLP on behalf of Freed Developments Ltd. (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-154986.pdf
(July 11, 2022) Letter from Andrew Jeanrie, Bennett Jones LLP on behalf of Westerkirk Capital Inc. (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-154978.pdf
(July 11, 2022) Letter from Andrew Jeanrie, Bennett Jones LLP on behalf of Pearl Group Growth Fund LP (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-154990.pdf
(July 11, 2022) Letter from Dave Wilkes, Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-155008.pdf
(July 11, 2022) Letter from Joshua Kaufman, Vice President of Development and Construction, Starlight Developments (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-154996.pdf
(July 12, 2022) Letter from Andrew Jeanrie, Bennett Jones LLP on behalf of Mattamy Homes (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-155027.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

3a - Alternative Parkland Dedication Rate - Supplementary Report

Background Information (Committee)
(July 11, 2022) Supplementary Report from the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation and Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on the Alternative Parkland Dedication Rate
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-228598.pdf
(July 11, 2022) Attachment 1 - Draft Official Plan Amendment 588
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-228599.pdf

EX34.3 - Growth Funding Tools - Alternative Parkland Dedication Rate

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to continue stakeholder and public consultation on an updated Alternative Parkland Dedication Rate, including continued consultation on a density-responsive alternative parkland dedication approach and parkland need in the context of Bill 109's changes to the Planning Act and report back with final recommendations in the second quarter of 2023. 

 

2. City Council amend the Official Plan substantially in accordance with Official Plan Amendment 588 City-wide Alternative Parkland Dedication Rate, in Attachment 1 to the supplementary report (July 11, 2022) from the General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation and Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

3. City Council amend the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 415, Development of Land, substantially in accordance with the draft Parkland Dedication By-law in Attachment 2 to the report (June 27, 2022) from the General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation and Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and as amended by Recommendation 4, below.

 

4. City Council amend the draft Parkland Dedication By-Law included as Attachment 2 to the report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning by inserting the following clauses:

 

a. insert the following in section 415-21. Definitions.:

 

HOUSING NOW DEVELOPMENT – Development of affordable and market rental housing on City-owned lands under a long term lease and related development of ownership homes, if any, on City-owned lands sold to a developer, provided all such development occurs as part of the Housing Now Initiative.

 

HOUSING NOW INITIATIVE - The initiative originally approved by Council through the adoption of Item CC1.3 on December 4, 5 and 13, 2018 and Item EX1.1 adopted January 20 and 31, 2019 to increase the supply of affordable housing by leveraging the value of underutilized City-owned lands.

 

MUNICIPAL HOUSING PROJECT FACILITY - The class of municipal capital facilities prescribed by paragraph 18 of subsection 2(1) of Ontario Regulation 598/06, and as further defined in the City's Municipal Housing Facility By-law 183-2022, as such by-law may be amended or replaced from time to time.

 

MUNICIPAL HOUSING PROJECT FACILITY AGREEMENT - An agreement entered into pursuant to section 252 of the City of Toronto Act for the provision of a Municipal Housing Project Facility; 

 

b. insert the following in section 415-30. Exemptions.:

 

Affordable rental housing units secured under a Municipal Housing Project Facility Agreement;

 

Housing Now Development projects;

 

The residential component of a building with no more than four dwelling units.

  

5. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Official Plan Amendment and the draft Parkland Dedication By-law as may be required.

 

6. City Council direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to amend the Home Ownership Assistance Program to include deferral of cash-in-lieu of parkland dedication, and to facilitate this amendment direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to accept cash in lieu of parkland in connection with affordable ownership units that will be subject to a Home Ownership Assistance Program agreement; and Council direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to consider the impact of the Home Ownership Assistance Program as amended by City Council's decision on this Item and other City incentives in the current review of the City's Affordable Home Ownership Program.

 

7. City Council request the Province of Ontario to amend Section 42 of the Planning Act to permit the municipality to require the owner to enter into one or more agreements with the municipality dealing with the conveyance of parkland as required by this section and that any agreement entered into may be registered against the land to which it applies and the municipality is entitled to enforce the provisions thereof against the owner and, subject to the provisions of the Registry Act and the Lands Titles Act, any and all subsequent owners of the land. 

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Committee held a statutory public meeting on July 12, 2022, and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin

(June 27, 2022) Report from the General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation and Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Summary

The Province of Ontario has introduced legislative changes to the Planning Act which requires the City to review and update three of its growth-related funding tools (GFTs):


-  Development Charges (DC);

- Community Benefits Charges (CBC); and

- Alternative Parkland Dedication Rate.

 

This report is one of three reports on the individual GFTs being presented to City Council for concurrent consideration. Staff have developed recommendations related to the GFTs through an integrated and comprehensive approach to funding growth which incorporates engagement feedback.

 

This report recommends a phased approach to the consideration and implementation of a new alternative parkland dedication framework, including interim re-enactment of the City's current alternative parkland dedication by-law in 2022, continued engagement on staff's proposed approach and analysis of the impacts of Bill 109's legislative changes through early 2023 and presentation of a new by-law in the second quarter of 2023.

 

In accordance with provincial legislation, the City must adopt a parkland dedication by-law before September 18, 2022, to be able to apply an alternative parkland dedication rate. The Planning Act's standard parkland dedication rates of 5% for residential uses and 2% for non-residential uses remain unchanged as a result of provincial legislative changes.

 

Toronto's park system plays an essential role in supporting a healthy, equitable, competitive and livable city, and helps to make communities more resilient to contemporary challenges, from climate change to COVID-19. Parkland dedication resulting from development projects is an important tool for growing and improving Toronto's park system.

 

Under the current by-law, population growth significantly outpaces growth of the city's parkland system. As a result, Toronto's parkland provision per provision is declining rapidly, especially in high-growth areas. This decline has negative impacts on the park system, putting more pressure on existing parks, increasing operating and maintenance costs, potentially resulting in user and programming conflicts, and making it more difficult to locate and build new recreational facilities. An updated alternative parkland dedication framework will better position the City to respond to the strains of growth on the parkland system and ensure that these green spaces can support a healthy, resilient Toronto in the decades ahead.

 

Since Bill 197 was enacted in 2020, City staff have undertaken detailed analysis of present and future parkland need and provision across Toronto's varied geography. This analysis has informed the development of a proposed density-responsive parkland dedication framework that is oriented to the growth resulting from development projects. This approach links new residents and parkland need with the delivery of new parkland, no matter the form of development.

 

Late in the process of developing and consulting on the updated alternative parkland dedication framework, the Province introduced legislation, Bill 109, More Homes for Everyone Act, which made further changes to the parkland dedication legislative framework in the Planning Act. Bill 109's changes reduce the alternative parkland dedication rate for sites designated by the Province as transit-oriented communities relative to the current alternative rate and obligate Ontario municipalities to accept encumbered parkland. The rates established through Bill 109 lock in a site-based parkland dedication approach contrary to staff's proposed density-responsive approach. The Bill received Royal Assent on April 14, 2022. Bill 109's significant changes to parkland dedication legislation necessitate further analysis to understand the potential impact on parkland dedication and parkland need over the medium term, given the number and importance of "transit-oriented community lands". To this end, this report recommends continued engagement on the proposed density-responsive parkland dedication approach through early 2023 in anticipation of a final report to City Council in the second quarter of 2023.

 

As an interim measure to ensure continued application of an alternative rate, this report recommends that City Council re-adopt the City's current alternative parkland dedication by-law. Recommendations at this stage include an Official Plan Amendment (Attachment 1 of this report) and a reimplementation of the current Parkland Dedication By-law inclusive of the statutory requirements stemming from Bill 109's changes to the Planning Act. (Attachment 2). The policies in the Official Plan Amendment conform to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2020 and are consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement, 2020.

 

In developing the policy recommendations, several factors were considered including:

 

· Infrastructure needs to service the growth in residents

· Results of the preliminary impact analysis that indicated although GFTs are not a primary driver of housing prices, current economic conditions with increasing inflation and construction costs (which the City also faces in its infrastructure projects) warrants a measured implementation of the new rates to mitigate the impact of rate changes on new development

· Feedback from public, community and industry stakeholders

 

As part of further work, staff will continue to engage City Divisions and stakeholders and report back in 2023 on the proposed density-responsive parkland dedication approach and related matters.

Background Information

(June 27, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 to 3 from the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation and Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Alternative Parkland Dedication Rate - Interim Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-228164.pdf
Attachment 1 - Draft Official Plan Amendment 588
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-228474.pdf
Attachment 2 - Draft Parkland Dedication By-law
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-228475.pdf
(June 20, 2022) Public Notice
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-228470.pdf

Communications

(May 20, 2022) E-mail from George Belza, Partner, ANALOGICA (EX.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-154060.pdf
(July 8, 2022) Letter from Dave Harvey, Co-Executive Director, Park People (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-154757.pdf
(July 10, 2022) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chairs, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (FoNTRA) (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-154854.pdf
(July 10, 2022) E-mail from Colleen Bailey (EX.Supp)
(July 11, 2022) E-mail from Jean-Francois Obregon Murillo, Principal, The Urban Hulk (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-154781.pdf
(July 11, 2022) Letter from Kay Dermatis, Federation of South Toronto Residents' Associations and Tony Farebrother, Parks Action Committee (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-154907.pdf
(July 11, 2022) Letter from David Bronskill, Goodmans LLP on behalf of Amdev Property Group (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-154934.pdf
(July 11, 2022) Letter from David Bronskill. Goodmans LLP on behalf of Rimap & Main Developments Inc. (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-154935.pdf
(July 11, 2022) E-mail from Floyd Ruskin, A Park for All (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-154948.pdf
(July 11, 2022) Letter from Max Laskin, Goodmans LLP on behalf of Brimley Progress Developments Inc. (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-154954.pdf
(July 11, 2022) Letter from Richard Lyall, President, Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-154973.pdf
(July 11, 2022) Letter from David Bronskill, Goodmans LLP on behalf of CentreCourt Developments (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-154975.pdf
(July 11, 2022) Letter from Andrew Jeanrie, Bennett Jones LLP on behalf of Fengate Capital Management Ltd. (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-154984.pdf
(July 11, 2022) Letter from Andrew Jeanrie, Bennett Jones LLP on behalf of Freed Developments Ltd. (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-154986.pdf
(July 11, 2022) Letter from Andrew Jeanrie, Bennett Jones LLP on behalf of Westerkirk Capital Inc. (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-154978.pdf
(July 11, 2022) Letter from Andrew Jeanrie, Bennett Jones LLP on behalf of Pearl Group Growth Fund LP (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-154990.pdf
(July 11, 2022) Letter from Dave Wilkes, Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-155008.pdf
(July 11, 2022) Letter from Joshua Kaufman, Vice President of Development and Construction, Starlight Developments (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-154996.pdf
(July 12, 2022) Letter from Andrew Jeanrie, Bennett Jones LLP on behalf of Mattamy Homes (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-155027.pdf

Speakers

Richard Lyall, RESCON
Catherine Berka, Build the Park
Cathie Macdonald, Federation of North Toronto Residents Associations
Shane Crompton, Build the Park Seeds to Saplings

Motions

1a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

That: 

 

1. City Council amend the draft Parkland Dedication By-Law included as Attachment 2 to the report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning by inserting the following clauses:

 

a. Insert the following in section 415-21. Definitions.:

 

HOUSING NOW DEVELOPMENT – Development of affordable and market rental housing on City-owned lands under a long term lease and related development of ownership homes, if any, on City-owned lands sold to a developer, provided all such development occurs as part of the Housing Now Initiative.

 

HOUSING NOW INITIATIVE - The initiative originally approved by Council through the adoption of Item CC1.3 on December 4, 5 and 13, 2018 and Item EX1.1 adopted January 20 and 31, 2019 to increase the supply of affordable housing by leveraging the value of underutilized City-owned lands.

 

MUNICIPAL HOUSING PROJECT FACILITY - The class of municipal capital facilities prescribed by paragraph 18 of subsection 2(1) of Ontario Regulation 598/06, and as further defined in the City's Municipal Housing Facility By-law 183-2022, as such by-law may be amended or replaced from time to time.

 

MUNICIPAL HOUSING PROJECT FACILITY AGREEMENT - An agreement entered into pursuant to section 252 of the City of Toronto Act for the provision of a Municipal Housing Project Facility; 

 

b. Insert the following in section 415-30. Exemptions.:

 

Affordable rental housing units secured under a Municipal Housing Project Facility Agreement;

 

Housing Now Development projects;

 

The residential component of a building with no more than four dwelling units.


1b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

That: 

 

1. City Council direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to amend the Home Ownership Assistance Program to include deferral of cash-in-lieu of parkland dedication, and to facilitate this amendment direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to accept cash in lieu of parkland in connection with affordable ownership units that will be subject to a Home Ownership Assistance Program agreement; and Council direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to consider the impact of the Home Ownership Assistance Program as amended by this motion and other City incentives in the current review of the City's Affordable Home Ownership Program.

 

2. City Council request the Province of Ontario to amend Section 42 of the Planning Act to permit the municipality to require the owner to enter into one or more agreements with the municipality dealing with the conveyance of parkland as required by this section and that any agreement entered into may be registered against the land to which it applies and the municipality is entitled to enforce the provisions thereof against the owner and, subject to the provisions of the Registry Act and the Lands Titles Act, any and all subsequent owners of the land.


1c - Motion to Amend Item moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

That the Executive Committee delete Recommendation 2 and adopt instead the following recommendation in the supplementary report (July 11, 2022) from the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation and Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning:

 

1. City Council amend the Official Plan substantially in accordance with Official Plan Amendment 588 City-wide Alternative Parkland Dedication Rate, in Attachment 1 to the supplementary report (July 11, 2022) from the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation and Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 


2 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jul-12-2022

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 8 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

3a - Alternative Parkland Dedication Rate - Supplementary Report

Origin
(July 11, 2022) Report from the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation and Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

At its meeting on July 12, 2022, Executive Committee will consider a report related to the Alternative Parkland Dedication Rate. The report includes recommended amendments to the City of Toronto Municipal Code and the Parkland Dedication By-law as well as associated amendments to the Official Plan.

 

The report recommends a phased approach to the implementation of a new alternative parkland dedication framework, including interim re-enactment of the City's current alternative parkland dedication by-law in 2022, continued analysis and engagement through early 2023 and presentation of final recommendations in the second quarter of 2023.

 

This supplementary report recommends modified amendments to the Official Plan that add a new policy required to address the parkland rates for lands designated transit-oriented communities as required by the recent legislative changes in Bill 109.  The remainder of the parkland policies in the Official Plan remain in their current form.

Background Information
(July 11, 2022) Supplementary Report from the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation and Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on the Alternative Parkland Dedication Rate
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-228598.pdf
(July 11, 2022) Attachment 1 - Draft Official Plan Amendment 588
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-228599.pdf
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council