Item - 2022.MM43.23

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on May 11, 2022 without amendments.

MM43.23 - Incentivizing Multi-Unit Homes: Improving Access to Neighbourhoods and Supporting Aging in Place - by Councillor Josh Matlow, seconded by Councillor Mike Layton

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on May 11 and 12, 2022, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the City Solicitor and the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building to report to the Planning and Housing Committee in the second quarter of 2023 with a strategy to support single-family homeowners to convert their residences into multiple units, including, but not limited to, the feasibility of:

 

a. eliminating the Plan of Condominium Approval fee of $10,183.10;

 

b. a loan program for work required to convert a residence into multiple units, repayable upon sale; and

 

c. a standardized Legal, Planning, and Building permit framework to ease regulatory burden and reduce the need to hire legal and planning consultants.

 

2. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to ensure that any measures recommended to support Part 1 above does not encourage owners of properties with existing rental units to convert to condominiums.

 

3. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to hold community consultations on Parts 1 and 2 above.

Background Information (City Council)

Communications (City Council)

(May 10, 2022) Letter from Jacob Dawang, More Neighbours Toronto (MM.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/mm/comm/communicationfile-149879.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM43.23 be referred to the Planning and Housing Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Vote (Waive Referral) May-12-2022 1:21 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM43.23 - Waive Referral
Total members that voted Yes: 16 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Cynthia Lai, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Stephen Holyday, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Michael Ford, Mike Layton, Michael Thompson

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) May-12-2022 1:23 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM43.23 - Adopt the Item
Total members that voted Yes: 19 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Cynthia Lai, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Jaye Robinson
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Michael Ford, Mike Layton
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council