Item - 2022.IE31.11

Tracking Status

IE31.11 - 2022 Mid Humber Gap Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
1 - Etobicoke North, 5 - York South - Weston

City Council Decision

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

 

1. City Council endorse the recommended preferred trail alignment concept for the Mid Humber Gap to include the in-valley Concept 1A as per Attachment 1 to the report (June 23, 2022) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

 

2. City Council request the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, the General Manager, Transportation Services and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to prepare the Final Report, issue the Notice of Completion, and put the Final Report in the public record in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment.

 

3. City Council request the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, the General Manager, Transportation Services and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to continue discussions with local stakeholders as part of detailed design.

Background Information (Committee)

(June 23, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 - 4 from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on 2022 Mid Humber Gap Municipal Class Environmental Assessment
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-227980.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(July 4, 2022) E-mail from Byron Andrew (IE.Supp)
(July 4, 2022) E-mail from Doug Noe (IE.Supp)
(July 4, 2022) E-mail from Eric Feige (IE.Supp)
(July 4, 2022) E-mail from Jamie Dysart (IE.Supp)
(July 4, 2022) E-mail from Mark Mitchell (IE.Supp)
(July 4, 2022) E-mail from Paul Di Luca (IE.Supp)
(July 4, 2022) E-mail from Robb English (IE.Supp)
(June 29, 2022) E-mail from Steven Boyd (IE.Supp)
(June 30, 2022) E-mail from Andre-Philippe Hardy (IE.Supp)
(June 30, 2022) E-mail from Michael Fabro (IE.Supp)
(June 30, 2022) E-mail from Eric Wilson (IE.Supp)
(June 30, 2022) E-mail from Joseph Duz (IE.Supp)
(June 30, 2022) E-mail from John L. Walker (IE.Supp)
(June 30, 2022) E-mail from Heather J Loughery (IE.Supp)
(June 30, 2022) E-mail from Terrence S. Reiber, B.A., LLB., LL.M. Barrister and Solicitor T.S. Reiber Professional Corporation (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/comm/communicationfile-154194.pdf
(June 30, 2022) E-mail from Charles Brown (IE.Supp)
(June 30, 2022) E-mail from Doretta Wilson (IE.Supp)
(July 1, 2022) E-mail from Leo Dimarco (IE.Supp)
(July 1, 2022) E-mail from Roger Dunbar SVP, Definity Insurance Member, Weston Golf Club (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/comm/communicationfile-154198.pdf
(July 1, 2022) E-mail from Janet Quinn (IE.Supp)
(July 1, 2022) E-mail from Seanna Rishor (IE.Supp)
(July 1, 2022) E-mail from Scott Anderson (IE.Supp)
(July 1, 2022) E-mail from Scott Simon (IE.Supp)
(July 1, 2022) E-mail from Mark Mitchell (IE.Supp)
(July 1, 2022) E-mail from Shanna MacNelly (IE.Supp)
(July 1, 2022) E-mail from Robert MacNelly (IE.Supp)
(July 2, 2022) E-mail from Robert Ackermann Golf Course Superintendent and General Manager Weston Golf and Country Club Limited (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/comm/communicationfile-154319.pdf
(July 2, 2022) E-mail from Dave Salmoni (IE.Supp)
(July 2, 2022) E-mail from Ron Penrose (IE.Supp)
(July 2, 2022) E-mail from James Whitaker (IE.Supp)
(July 2, 2022) E-mail from William Weeks (IE.Supp)
(July 3, 2022) E-mail from Anna Foley (IE.Supp)
(July 3, 2022) E-mail from Mark Jaklic (IE.Supp)
(July 3, 2022) E-mail from Scott Margach (IE.Supp)
(July 5, 2022) E-mail from Lynn Huynh Signature Insurance Brokers Inc. (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/comm/communicationfile-154379.pdf
(July 5, 2022) E-mail from Newkirk, J. Cole (IE.Supp)
(July 5, 2022) E-mail from Alan Crossley (IE.Supp)
(July 6, 2022) E-mail from Joseph Fazari (IE.Supp)
(July 6, 2022) E-mail from Lise English (IE.Supp)
(July 6, 2022) E-mail from Lee Scott (IE.Supp)
(June 30, 2022) E-mail from Bernard Zukerman (IE.Supp)
(July 6, 2022) E-mail from John Morrell (IE.Supp)
(July 6, 2022) E-mail from Jun Nogami (IE.Supp)
(July 6, 2022) E-mail from Daniel and Jennifer Alonzi (IE.Supp)
(July 6, 2022) E-mail from Brian Gilligan (IE.Supp)
(July 6, 2022) E-mail from Bob Weeks (IE.Supp)
(July 7, 2022) E-mail from Dave Bennett, Chair, Weston Village Resident's Association (IE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/comm/communicationfile-155149.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Refer Item moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Lost)

That City Council refer the Item to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and request the the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to continue consultations with the impacted land owners and both the Ward 1 and 5 Councillors, and report to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee in the second quarter of 2023.

Vote (Refer Item) Jul-21-2022 12:23 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - IE31.11 - Holyday - motion 1 - Refer the Item
Total members that voted Yes: 3 Members that voted Yes are Stephen Holyday, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Jaye Robinson
Total members that voted No: 17 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Cynthia Lai, Nick Mantas, Jennifer McKelvie, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Robin Buxton Potts, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow

2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Jennifer McKelvie (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council request the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and the General Manager, Transportation Services and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to continue discussions with local stakeholders as part of detailed design.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jul-21-2022 12:30 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE31.11 - Adopt the Item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 18 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Cynthia Lai, Nick Mantas, Jennifer McKelvie, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Robin Buxton Potts, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jaye Robinson

Point of Order by Councillor Gord Perks

Councillor Perks, on a Point of Order, stated that while certain practices were relaxed during the pandemic, he is deeply concerned that the Speaker speaks to Items in her Ward from the Chair and requested that the Speaker give the Chair to the Deputy Speaker when speaking to an Item.

IE31.11 - 2022 Mid Humber Gap Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
1 - Etobicoke North, 5 - York South - Weston

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council endorse the recommended preferred trail alignment concept for the Mid Humber Gap to include the in-valley Concept 1A as per Attachment 1 to the report (June 23, 2022) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

 

2. City Council request the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and General Manager, Transportation Services and General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to prepare the Final Report, issue the Notice of Completion, and put the Final Report in the public record in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment.

Origin

(June 23, 2022) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services and General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation

Summary

The Mid Humber Gap is located within Wards 1 (Etobicoke North) and Ward 5 (York-South Weston).  It refers to an 800 metre (m) gap in the Humber River Trail between Crawford-Jones Memorial Park to the north, and the Mallaby Park to the south.

 

The Mid Humber Gap constitutes a significant barrier to a continuous Humber River Trail system from Toronto’s northwest boundary to Lake Ontario and is also a barrier to delivering the future Loop Trail. The Loop Trail will be a continuous 65 kilometre off-road, multi-use ring trail that will connect multiple ravines, neighbourhoods, and trail systems throughout Toronto.

 

In 2019, a preliminary feasibility study was undertaken to evaluate trail alignment concepts that would close this gap in the Humber River Trail. The preliminary findings of this analysis provided strong rationale for undertaking a more rigorous evaluation framework.  This lead to the City of Toronto, together with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, initiating a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment study in 2021 to identify the preferred multi-use trail alignment for the Mid Humber Gap. Public input was incorporated through two rounds of public consultation which included virtual public meetings, Stakeholder Advisory Group sessions, online questionnaires and individual meetings with property owners.

 

Among the emerging directions, this report recommends the preferred trail alignment, an in-valley option, for endorsement by City Council. The recommended preferred design consists of an asphalt 4 m wide multi-use trail, including two pedestrian-cycle bridges and an elevated boardwalk.  From Crawford-Jones Memorial Park, the trail would cross the Humber River via a new pedestrian-cycle bridge. A paved multi-use trail would be built along the west bank of the Humber River through land owned by the Weston Golf and Country Club. A second pedestrian-cycle bridge would connect to the east bank of the Humber River on land owned through a private trust. A new paved multi-use trail through the land trust property would connect to the existing Humber River Trail at Mallaby Park.

Background Information

(June 23, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 - 4 from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on 2022 Mid Humber Gap Municipal Class Environmental Assessment
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-227980.pdf

Communications

(July 4, 2022) E-mail from Byron Andrew (IE.Supp)
(July 4, 2022) E-mail from Doug Noe (IE.Supp)
(July 4, 2022) E-mail from Eric Feige (IE.Supp)
(July 4, 2022) E-mail from Jamie Dysart (IE.Supp)
(July 4, 2022) E-mail from Mark Mitchell (IE.Supp)
(July 4, 2022) E-mail from Paul Di Luca (IE.Supp)
(July 4, 2022) E-mail from Robb English (IE.Supp)
(June 29, 2022) E-mail from Steven Boyd (IE.Supp)
(June 30, 2022) E-mail from Andre-Philippe Hardy (IE.Supp)
(June 30, 2022) E-mail from Michael Fabro (IE.Supp)
(June 30, 2022) E-mail from Eric Wilson (IE.Supp)
(June 30, 2022) E-mail from Joseph Duz (IE.Supp)
(June 30, 2022) E-mail from John L. Walker (IE.Supp)
(June 30, 2022) E-mail from Heather J Loughery (IE.Supp)
(June 30, 2022) E-mail from Terrence S. Reiber, B.A., LLB., LL.M. Barrister and Solicitor T.S. Reiber Professional Corporation (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/comm/communicationfile-154194.pdf
(June 30, 2022) E-mail from Charles Brown (IE.Supp)
(June 30, 2022) E-mail from Doretta Wilson (IE.Supp)
(July 1, 2022) E-mail from Leo Dimarco (IE.Supp)
(July 1, 2022) E-mail from Roger Dunbar SVP, Definity Insurance Member, Weston Golf Club (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/comm/communicationfile-154198.pdf
(July 1, 2022) E-mail from Janet Quinn (IE.Supp)
(July 1, 2022) E-mail from Seanna Rishor (IE.Supp)
(July 1, 2022) E-mail from Scott Anderson (IE.Supp)
(July 1, 2022) E-mail from Scott Simon (IE.Supp)
(July 1, 2022) E-mail from Mark Mitchell (IE.Supp)
(July 1, 2022) E-mail from Shanna MacNelly (IE.Supp)
(July 1, 2022) E-mail from Robert MacNelly (IE.Supp)
(July 2, 2022) E-mail from Robert Ackermann Golf Course Superintendent and General Manager Weston Golf and Country Club Limited (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/comm/communicationfile-154319.pdf
(July 2, 2022) E-mail from Dave Salmoni (IE.Supp)
(July 2, 2022) E-mail from Ron Penrose (IE.Supp)
(July 2, 2022) E-mail from James Whitaker (IE.Supp)
(July 2, 2022) E-mail from William Weeks (IE.Supp)
(July 3, 2022) E-mail from Anna Foley (IE.Supp)
(July 3, 2022) E-mail from Mark Jaklic (IE.Supp)
(July 3, 2022) E-mail from Scott Margach (IE.Supp)
(July 5, 2022) E-mail from Lynn Huynh Signature Insurance Brokers Inc. (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/comm/communicationfile-154379.pdf
(July 5, 2022) E-mail from Newkirk, J. Cole (IE.Supp)
(July 5, 2022) E-mail from Alan Crossley (IE.Supp)
(July 6, 2022) E-mail from Joseph Fazari (IE.Supp)
(July 6, 2022) E-mail from Lise English (IE.Supp)
(July 6, 2022) E-mail from Lee Scott (IE.Supp)
(June 30, 2022) E-mail from Bernard Zukerman (IE.Supp)
(July 6, 2022) E-mail from John Morrell (IE.Supp)
(July 6, 2022) E-mail from Jun Nogami (IE.Supp)
(July 6, 2022) E-mail from Daniel and Jennifer Alonzi (IE.Supp)
(July 6, 2022) E-mail from Brian Gilligan (IE.Supp)
(July 6, 2022) E-mail from Bob Weeks (IE.Supp)
(July 7, 2022) E-mail from Dave Bennett, Chair, Weston Village Resident's Association (IE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/comm/communicationfile-155149.pdf

Speakers

Robb English, Weston Golf and Country Club Ltd.
Jacqueline Jelinek

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Jennifer McKelvie (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council