Item - 2022.PH30.2

Tracking Status

PH30.2 - Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods - Garden Suites - Final Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on February 2 and 3, 2022, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council amend the Official Plan substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment 554 in Attachment 1 to the report (December 21, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

2. City Council amend the draft Zoning By-law Amendment in Attachment 2 to the report (December 21, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning as it applies to the lands within the Ward boundaries of Beaches-East York, so that:

 

a. the permitted maximum height of a Garden Suite located a minimum of 5.0 metres from the residential building on the same lot is 6.3 metres; and

 

b. 45-degree angular plane projected towards the rear lot line, beginning from a height of 4.0 metres is measured from a minimum distance of 5.0 metres from the rear main wall of the residential building on the same lot.

 

3. City Council amend Zoning By-law 569-2013, as amended, substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment in Attachment 2 to the report (December 21, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, as amended by Part 2 above.

 

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

 

5. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to monitor the implementation of Official Plan Amendment 554 in Part 1 above and the Zoning By-law Amendment in Part 3 above, and to report to the Planning and Housing Committee following the earlier of two (2) years following the date the Official Plan Amendment 554 in Part 1 above, and the Zoning By-law Amendment, in Part 3 above come into full force and effect, or following the issuance of the 200th building permit for the construction of new garden suites, to review and recommend any necessary revisions to the policy, zoning, and/or other changes to improve implementation.

  

6. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to consult with residents associations, grassroots neighbourhood groups and other stakeholders as part of the monitoring report noted in Part 5 above.

 

7. City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry, and Recreation to refuse, at the General Manager's discretion, a permit to injure or destroy a tree protected under Municipal Code Chapters 608, 658, or 813, Parks received in relation to a  building permit application to construct a garden suite, and to advise the applicant to meet with City Planning and Urban Forestry staff as appropriate to consider how the location, massing and design of the proposed suite can be amended to protect the By-law protected tree in question.
  

8. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to monitor impacts to the City’s tree canopy and growing space as a result of Garden Suite construction and to report on these matters as part of both the monitoring program noted in Part 5 above, and any other work being undertaken by City staff to understand the broader implications of infill development on the City’s tree canopy.

 

9. City Council amend Chapter 415, Article III, 415-30, Subsection A(4) of the Municipal Code by adding the words ", or the creation of one Garden Suite" after the words "Creation of one additional dwelling unit in an existing residential building or the creation of one Laneway Suite, or the creation of one Garden Suite" so that it now reads as follows:

 

(4) The addition of one additional dwelling unit in an existing residential building, or the addition of one Laneway Suite on a lot, or the addition of one Garden Suites on a lot, which exemption, for greater clarity, shall be given once, for the addition of only one additional dwelling unit on the lot.

 

10. City Council amend Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 519 (Infill Construction, Public Notice), Article 1, Subsection 1.1 Definitions, by adding the following subparagraph to the definition of "Infill Housing":

           

F. the construction of a garden suite as defined in Zoning By-law 569-2013, or any successor thereto.

 

11. City Council direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to expand the current Affordable Housing Laneway Suites Program to include garden suites, on the same terms and conditions of laneway suites under the current program, to be funded through the Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative and to be available to eligible applicants on a City-wide basis.

  

12. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to schedule training and information sessions for staff involved in the review and processing of Building Permit applications and Committee of Adjustment applications, for Garden Suites, as well as Committee of Adjustment Panel members, as soon as the By-law Amendment is in force and effect.  

  

13. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to monitor and assess data on the number minor variance and building permit applications for Garden Suites received within the Ward boundaries of Beaches-East York, and include this analysis as part of the monitoring report noted in Part 5 above.

  

14. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to monitor any Minor Variance applications for Garden Suites required to facilitate accessible design features as part of the monitoring report in Part 5 above.

 

15. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to report on necessary By-law amendments to facilitate accessible design features in Garden Suites, prior to the monitoring report, should staff observe situations which might warrant an earlier By-law Amendment, such as those resulting from Minor Variance applications submitted to support accessible Garden Suite designs.

 

16. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report to the Planning and Housing Committee on the feasibility of requiring that every application for a garden suite that is approved be required to provide payment for the planting of two trees within the City of Toronto.

 

17. City Council request the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, in consultation with the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services, to request that the by-law amendments in Part 2 above, be added to the scope of work to be considered by the consultant being retained as directed by City Council's direction via Item 2020.PH16.10, Laneway Suites: Fire Access Requirements.

 

18. City Council request the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to maintain a list of information on the number and location of Building Permit applications and Committee of Adjustment applications for Garden Suites, including the number and location of related tree removal permit applications, and statistics on the size of units and number of bedrooms, beginning as soon as the By-law Amendment is in force and effect.  
 

19. City Council request the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building to inform the local Councillor of the location of Garden Suite Building Permits once they have been issued, if requested.

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Background Information (Committee)

(December 21, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods - Garden Suites - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-174820.pdf
Attachment 1: Draft Official Plan Amendment 554
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-174821.pdf
Attachment 2: Draft Zoning By-law Amendment (By-law 569-2013)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-174822.pdf
(December 21, 2021) Notice of Public Meeting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-174823.pdf
Presentation from Senior Planner, City Planning on Garden Suites: Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-175040.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(January 24, 2022) Supplementary report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods - Garden Suites (PH30.2a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-175740.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(December 22, 2021) E-mail from Peter Finestone (PH.Main)
(December 23, 2021) E-mail from Mr. and Mrs. Solanki (PH.Main)
(December 27, 2021) E-mail from Barbara Falby (PH.Main)
(December 24, 2021) E-mail from Dena Roudka (PH.Main)
(January 5, 2022) Letter from Craig Race, Alex Sharpe and Andrew Sorbara, Lanescape (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143062.pdf
(January 7, 2022) E-mail from Ric Doedens (PH.New)
(January 7, 2022) E-mail from Royston D'Souza (PH.New)
(January 8, 2022) E-mail from Cherie Rahkola (PH.New)
(January 9, 2022) E-mail from Mehrunnisa Ali, Professor, Ryerson University (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143106.pdf
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Souvik Mukherjee (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Tony Lippa (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Aaron Kuntz (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Trevor Bond (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Murray Cruchley (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Helen Gill (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Cathy Faye (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Mike Faye (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) Letter from Florence Lee, Strategic Initiatives Manager, Volition Properties (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143131.pdf
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Laurie Hemming (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Tony Cunha (PH.New)
(January 6, 2022) E-mail from Paul and Clare Arena (PH.New)
(January 7, 2022) E-mail from Susan Gray (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) Letter from France Rochette, Chair, Upper Avenue Community Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143152.pdf
(January 10, 2022) Letter from William Roberts, Chair, Confederation of Resident & Ratepayer Associations in Toronto (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143153.pdf
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Paul Beirne (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Tom Kasanda, Katalyst Creative (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143155.pdf
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Mieke and Stephen Foster (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Carolina Landolt (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Michael McCormick (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Jane A. Clark (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Taras Kulyk (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Ken Rathgeber (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Robert Cerjanec (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from John Scheffer (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Philip Shea (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Mike Mushet (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Diane Bowie (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) Letter from Daniel Hall, President and Director of Design, The Architect Builders Collaborative Inc. (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143213.pdf
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Bessy Morgan (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Brandon Donnelly (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from John Maclean (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Coline Bettson (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Lynn Westerhout (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Jonas Grupiljonas (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Anne Shannon (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) Letter from Colleen Bailey, More Neighbours Toronto (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143221.pdf
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Colin John MacKenzie (PH.New)
(January 11, 2022) E-mail from Rolf Paloheimo (PH.New)
(January 11, 2022) E-mail from Raoul Bhaneja (PH.New)
(January 11, 2022) E-mail from David Reid, Bayview-Sheppard Neighbourhood Alliance (BSNA) (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143182.pdf
(January 11, 2022) E-mail from Leonid Kotov (PH.New)
(January 11, 2022) Letter from Sheila Dunlop, South Armour Heights Resident's Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143226.pdf
(January 11, 2022) E-mail from Marc Francoeur (PH.New)
(January 11, 2022) E-mail from Gordon Cameron (PH.New)
(January 11, 2022) E-mail from Mike MacKay (PH.New)
(January 11, 2022) E-mail from Robert Kelly (PH.New)
(January 11, 2022) E-mail from Holly Gnaedinger and Al Merson (PH.New)
(January 11, 2022) E-mail from Sean Galbraith, President, Sean Galbraith & Associates, Inc. (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143238.pdf
(January 11, 2022) Letter from Karen Chapple, Director, School of Cities and Professor, Geography & Planning, University of Toronto (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143194.pdf
(January 11, 2022) E-mail from John and Judy Larsen (PH.New)
(January 11, 2022) E-mail from Paul Gorrie, MOSS SUND (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143244.pdf
(January 11, 2022) Letter from George Emerson (PH.New)
(January 11, 2022) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chairs, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143246.pdf
(January 11, 2022) Letter from Ken Sharratt, West Bend Community Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143251.pdf
(January 11, 2022) E-mail from Dan Schumacher (PH.New)
(January 11, 2022) Letter from Ian Carmichael and John Caliendo, ABC Resident's Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143281.pdf
(January 11, 2022) Letter from Sarah Craig, Entitlement Director, R-Hauz (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143282.pdf
(January 11, 2022) Letter from Caitlin Allen, Bousfields Inc. on behalf of the Jean Tweed Centre (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143283.pdf
(January 11, 2022) Letter from Christine Mercado and Judy Gibson, Long Branch Neighbourhood Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143284.pdf
(January 12, 2022) E-mail from Rod Wilson (PH.New)
(January 12, 2022) E-mail from Sa'ad Ahmed, Tiny Toronto (PH.New)
(January 12, 2022) E-mail from Christy Barber (PH.New)
(January 12, 2022) E-mail from John Leddy (PH.New)
(January 12, 2022) E-mail from Tom Knezic (PH.New)

Communications (City Council)

(January 16, 2022) E-mail from Bill Nigh (CC.Main)
(January 15, 2022) E-mail from Tom Weinberger (CC.Main)
(January 24, 2022) Letter from Susan Wankiewicz, Executive Director, Landlord's Self-Help Centre (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/comm/communicationfile-144606.pdf
(January 28, 2022) E-mail from Jordan So (CC.Supp)
(January 28, 2022) E-mail from Vicko von Stedingk (CC.Supp)
(January 28, 2022) E-mail from Lawrence Lus (CC.Supp)
(January 30, 2022) E-mail from Luke Franceschini (CC.Supp)
(January 30, 2022) E-mail from Justin Bull (CC.Supp)
(January 29, 2022) E-mail from Margaret McWilliams (CC.Supp)
(January 29, 2022) E-mail from Richard Ponesse (CC.Supp)
(January 30, 2022) E-mail from Malini Dufton (CC.Supp)
(January 30, 2022) E-mail from Jacob Dawang (CC.Supp)
(January 31, 2022) Letter from Peggy Moulder, Director, Lakeshore Planning Council Corp. (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/comm/communicationfile-145059.pdf
(January 30, 2022) E-mail from MaryAnne Whaley (CC.Supp)
(January 31, 2022) Letter from Craig Race, Alex Sharpe and Andrew Sorbara, Lanescape (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/comm/communicationfile-145062.pdf
(January 31, 2022) E-mail from Eric Lombardi (CC.Supp)
(January 31, 2022) E-mail from Aditya Trivedi (CC.Supp)
(January 30, 2022) E-mail from Mark Richardson (CC.Supp)
(January 30, 2022) Letter from France Rochette, Chair, Upper Avenue Community Association (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/comm/communicationfile-145116.pdf
(January 31, 2022) E-mail from Ian Anderson, Director and Chair, Save Our Bennington on behalf of Save Our Bennington Residents' Group (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/comm/communicationfile-145105.pdf
(January 31, 2022) Letter from Alicia Du, Director, Lytton Park Residentsí Organization (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/comm/communicationfile-145107.pdf
(January 31, 2022) E-mail from Russell Richman (CC.Supp)
(January 31, 2022) Letter from Geoff Kettel, Co-Chair, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/comm/communicationfile-145110.pdf
(January 31, 2022) Letter from Rick Green, Chair, Federation of South Toronto Residents' Associations (FoSTRA) (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/comm/communicationfile-145140.pdf
(January 31, 2022) Letter from Peggy Moulder, Director, Lakeshore Planning Council Corp. (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/comm/communicationfile-145159.pdf
(January 31, 2022) E-mail from Patrick Sheils, Director, Bedford Wanless Ratepayers Association (BWRA) (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/comm/communicationfile-145169.pdf
(January 31, 2022) E-mail from David Lee-Shanok (CC.New)
(January 30, 2022) Letter from Veronica Wynne, President, Swansea Area Ratepayers Association and Swansea Area Ratepayers' Group (SARA/SARG) (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/comm/communicationfile-145171.pdf
(February 1, 2022) E-mail from David Chan (CC.New)
(January 31, 2022) Letter from Sheila Dunlop, South Armour Heights Residentsí Association (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/comm/communicationfile-145182.pdf
(February 1, 2022) E-mail from Richard Mason (CC.New)
(February 1, 2022) Letter from Starr Smith, Chair, Mimico Estates Tenants' Association (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/comm/communicationfile-145152.pdf
(January 31, 2022) E-mail from Paul Dowsett (CC.New)
(January 31, 2022) E-mail from Alena Parkinson (CC.New)
(January 31, 2022) Submission from Rohan Walters, Spaces By Rohan Incorporated (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/comm/communicationfile-145204.pdf
(January 31, 2022) E-mail from Jill Langford and Garry Lee (CC.New)
(February 1, 2022) E-mail from Harold B. Smith (CC.New)
(February 1, 2022) E-mail from Rocky Petkov (CC.New)
(February 1, 2022) Letter from Tom Kasanda, President, Marina Tadenc, Vice-President, Janet May, Director, Alan Burt, Director, Yvonne DiTullio, Secretary, Tony Lombardo, Director, Cliffcrest Scarborough Village SW Residents Association (CSWSWRA) (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/comm/communicationfile-145218.pdf
(February 1, 2022) E-mail from Shoshanna Saxe, Assistant Professor, Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Infrastructure, Deanís Spark Professor, Sustainable Infrastructure, Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto (CC.New)
(February 1, 2022) Letter from Christine Mercado, Chair, Long Branch Neighbourhood Association and Judy Gibson, Vice Chair, Long Branch Neighbourhood Association, Chair, Tree Canopy Preservation and Enhancement Committee (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/comm/communicationfile-145237.pdf
(February 1, 2022) E-mail from Walter Polo (CC.New)
(February 1, 2022) E-mail from Clare Sheasgreen (CC.New)
(February 2, 2022) Letter from Al Kivi, Chair, Residential Infill Committee, South Eglinton Ratepayers' and Residents' Association (SERRA) (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/comm/communicationfile-145304.pdf
(February 1, 2022) Letter from Vera Straka, Board Member, Don Mills Residents Inc. (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/comm/communicationfile-145319.pdf
(February 2, 2022) E-mail from Talia Pankewycz (CC.New)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mark Grimes (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to consult with residents associations, grassroots neighbourhood groups and other stakeholders as part of the monitoring report noted in Planning and Housing Committee Recommendation 5.
 

2. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to schedule training and information sessions for staff involved in the review and processing of Building Permit applications and Committee of Adjustment applications, for Garden Suites, as well as Committee of Adjustment Panel members, as soon as the proposed By-law Amendment is in force and effect.  
 

3. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to monitor impacts to the City’s tree canopy and growing space as a result of Garden Suite construction and to report on these matters as part of both the monitoring program noted in Planning and Housing Committee Recommendation 5, and any other work being undertaken by City staff to understand the broader implications of infill development on the City’s tree canopy.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Feb-02-2022 6:01 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PH30.2 - Grimes - 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, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Paula Fletcher, Anthony Perruzza

2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor John Filion (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to monitor any Minor Variance applications for Garden Suites required to facilitate accessible design features as part of the monitoring report in Planning and Housing Committee Recommendation 5.

 

2. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to report on necessary By-law amendments to facilitate accessible design features in Garden Suites, prior to the monitoring report, should staff observe situations which might warrant an earlier By-law Amendment, such as those resulting from Minor Variance applications submitted to support accessible Garden Suite designs.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Feb-02-2022 6:03 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PH30.2 - Filion - motion 2
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, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Paula Fletcher, Anthony Perruzza

3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council request the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to maintain a list of information on the number and location of Building Permit applications and Committee of Adjustment applications for Garden Suites, including the number and location of related tree removal permit applications, and statistics on the size of units and number of bedrooms, beginning as soon as the proposed By-law Amendment is in force and effect.  
 

2. City Council request the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building to inform the local Councillor of the location of Garden Suite Building Permits once they have been issued, if requested.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Feb-02-2022 6:04 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PH30.2 - Nunziata - motion 3
Total members that voted Yes: 22 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, 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, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Anthony Perruzza

4 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Colle (Carried)

That City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report to the Planning and Housing Committee on the feasibility of requiring that every application for a garden suite that is approved be required to provide payment for the planting of two trees within the City of Toronto.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Feb-02-2022 6:05 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PH30.2 - Colle - motion 4
Total members that voted Yes: 21 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Joe Cressy, John Filion, Mike Layton, Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Anthony Perruzza

5 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

That City Council adopt the following recommendation in the supplementary report (January 24, 2022) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning [PH30.2a]: 

 

1. City Council amend Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 519 (Infill Construction, Public Notice), Article 1, Subsection 1.1 Definitions, by adding the following subparagraphs to the definition of "Infill Housing":

           

"F. the construction of a garden suite as defined in Zoning By-law 569-2013, or any successor thereto."

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Feb-02-2022 6:06 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PH30.2 - Bailao - motion 5 Part 1
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, 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), Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Gary Crawford
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Feb-02-2022 6:07 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PH30.2 - Bailao - motion 5 Part 1 - REVOTE
Total members that voted Yes: 24 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), Gord Perks, 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: 2 Members that were absent are James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Feb-02-2022 6:08 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PH30.2 - Adopt the Item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 19 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are Gary Crawford, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Nick Mantas, Jaye Robinson
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza

PH30.2 - Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods - Garden Suites - Final Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend the Official Plan substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment 554 appended as Attachment 1 to the report (December 21, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

2. City Council amend the draft Zoning By-law Amendment in Attachment 2 to the report (December 21, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning as it applies to the lands within the Ward boundaries of Beaches-East York, so that:

 

a. the permitted maximum height of a Garden Suite located a minimum of 5.0 metres from the residential building on the same lot is 6.3 metres, and,

 

b. 45-degree angular plane projected towards the rear lot line, beginning from a height of 4.0 metres is measured from a minimum distance of 5.0 metres from the rear main wall of the residential building on the same lot.

 

3. City Council amend Zoning By-law 569-2013, as amended, substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment appended as Attachment 2 to the report (December 21, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, as amended by Recommendation 2 above.

 

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

 

5. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to monitor the implementation of the proposed Official Plan Amendment 554, in Recommendation 1 above, and the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment in Recommendation 3 above, and to report to Planning and Housing Committee following the earlier of two (2) years following the date the proposed Official Plan Amendment 554, in Recommendation 1 above, and the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment, in Recommendation 3 above coming into full force and effect, or following the issuance of the 200th building permit for the construction of new garden suites, to review and recommend any necessary revisions to the policy, zoning, and/or other changes to improve implementation.

 

6. City Council direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to expand the current Affordable Housing Laneway Suites Program to include garden suites, on the same terms and conditions of laneway suites under the current program, to be funded through the Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative and to be available to eligible applicants on a city-wide basis.

 

7. City Council amend Chapter 415, Article III, 415-30, Subsection A(4) of the Municipal Code by adding the words ", or the creation of 1 Garden Suite" after the words "Creation of 1 additional dwelling unit in an existing residential building or the creation of 1 Laneway Suite, or the creation of 1 Garden Suite" so that it now reads as follows:

 

“(4) The addition of one additional dwelling unit in an existing residential building, or the addition of one Laneway Suite on a lot, or the addition of one Garden Suites on a lot, which exemption, for greater clarity, shall be given once, for the addition of only one additional dwelling unit on the lot.”

 

8. City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry, and Recreation to refuse, at the General Manager's discretion, a permit to injure or destroy a tree protected under Municipal Code Chapters 608, 658, or 813, Parks received in relation to a  building permit application to construct a garden suite, and to advise the applicant to meet with City Planning and Urban Forestry staff as appropriate to consider how the location, massing and design of the proposed suite can be amended to protect the By-law protected tree in question.

  

9. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to monitor and assess data on the number minor variance and building permit applications for Garden Suites received within the Ward boundaries of Beaches-East York, and include this analysis as part of the monitoring report noted in Recommendation 5 above.

  

10. City Council request the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, in consultation with the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services, to request that the by-law amendments in Recommendation 2 above, be added to the scope of work to be considered by the consultant being retained as directed by Council Direction via Item PH16.10 Laneway Suites: Fire Access Requirements.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Housing Committee:

 

1. Directed the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to report directly to the February 2, 2022 meeting of City Council on the following:

 

a. Whether Garden Suites should also be permitted in areas zoned for multiplexes, towers and apartment buildings in addition to lots with single-detached houses, semi-detached houses, and row-houses/townhouses;

 

b. The rationale for the proposed separation distance between the main house and garden suite and its relationship to maximum permitted height;

 

c. The process for monitoring Garden Suites and the rationale for reporting on the monitoring report after the 200th permit for a Garden Suite has been issued, or after two years, as opposed to at an earlier time;

 

d. A detailed plan to ensure a strong working relationship between The City Planning and Toronto Building Divisions around monitoring Garden Suites;

 

e. A detailed plan for public information to ensure residents have access to critical information such as guidelines and key city contacts such as Urban Forestry and Toronto Fire Services staff; and

 

f. A detailed plan for providing open data for closed applications available to the public.

 

2. Directed the Executive Director Housing Secretariat to report to the July 5, 2022 meeting of the Planning and Housing Committee on best practices for affordable housing for laneway houses and garden suites.

 

The Senior Planner, City Planning gave a presentation on Garden Suites: Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods.

 

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

Origin

(December 21, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Summary

 This report recommends establishing a planning framework to permit garden suites on lands within the City of Toronto that are designated as Neighbourhoods by amending both the Official Plan and City-wide Zoning By-law.

 

A “garden suite” is an additional self-contained living accommodation, usually located in the rear yard, but not on a public lane, and is separate or detached from the main house. Garden suites are generally smaller than the main house on the lot and are intended to function as rental housing as well as accommodation for a variety of types of households. The Garden Suites Study is part of the Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods (EHON) work program.

 

The proposed garden suite regulations detailed in this report respond to amendments to the Planning Act made in 2011 and 2019, which require that a City's Official Plan contain policies that authorize the use of additional residential units in detached, semi-detached and rowhouses, and in a building or structure ancillary to those residential building types on the same lot.

 

Garden suites are a new form of rental housing, multi-generational housing, and an option for aging in-place, for current and future residents of Toronto. The proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments represent part of an appropriate, sensitive, and gradual evolution of Neighbourhoods. The proposed amendments are rooted in the fundamental principles to create complete communities and provide a full range of housing in terms of form, tenure, and affordability for residents across the city, in a form that makes efficient use of land. The proposed amendments acknowledge the Official Plan's objective that physical change to Neighbourhoods will be gradual, and that new development be consistent with the scale of buildings that already exist across the city's Neighbourhoods.

 

City Planning staff recommends the approval of the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments to permit garden suites in Neighbourhoods across the City of Toronto.

Background Information

(December 21, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods - Garden Suites - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-174820.pdf
Attachment 1: Draft Official Plan Amendment 554
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-174821.pdf
Attachment 2: Draft Zoning By-law Amendment (By-law 569-2013)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-174822.pdf
(December 21, 2021) Notice of Public Meeting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-174823.pdf
Presentation from Senior Planner, City Planning on Garden Suites: Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-175040.pdf

Communications

(December 22, 2021) E-mail from Peter Finestone (PH.Main)
(December 23, 2021) E-mail from Mr. and Mrs. Solanki (PH.Main)
(December 27, 2021) E-mail from Barbara Falby (PH.Main)
(December 24, 2021) E-mail from Dena Roudka (PH.Main)
(January 5, 2022) Letter from Craig Race, Alex Sharpe and Andrew Sorbara, Lanescape (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143062.pdf
(January 7, 2022) E-mail from Ric Doedens (PH.New)
(January 7, 2022) E-mail from Royston D'Souza (PH.New)
(January 8, 2022) E-mail from Cherie Rahkola (PH.New)
(January 9, 2022) E-mail from Mehrunnisa Ali, Professor, Ryerson University (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143106.pdf
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Souvik Mukherjee (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Tony Lippa (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Aaron Kuntz (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Trevor Bond (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Murray Cruchley (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Helen Gill (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Cathy Faye (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Mike Faye (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) Letter from Florence Lee, Strategic Initiatives Manager, Volition Properties (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143131.pdf
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Laurie Hemming (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Tony Cunha (PH.New)
(January 6, 2022) E-mail from Paul and Clare Arena (PH.New)
(January 7, 2022) E-mail from Susan Gray (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) Letter from France Rochette, Chair, Upper Avenue Community Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143152.pdf
(January 10, 2022) Letter from William Roberts, Chair, Confederation of Resident & Ratepayer Associations in Toronto (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143153.pdf
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Paul Beirne (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Tom Kasanda, Katalyst Creative (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143155.pdf
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Mieke and Stephen Foster (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Carolina Landolt (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Michael McCormick (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Jane A. Clark (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Taras Kulyk (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Ken Rathgeber (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Robert Cerjanec (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from John Scheffer (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Philip Shea (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Mike Mushet (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Diane Bowie (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) Letter from Daniel Hall, President and Director of Design, The Architect Builders Collaborative Inc. (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143213.pdf
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Bessy Morgan (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Brandon Donnelly (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from John Maclean (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Coline Bettson (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Lynn Westerhout (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Jonas Grupiljonas (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Anne Shannon (PH.New)
(January 10, 2022) Letter from Colleen Bailey, More Neighbours Toronto (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143221.pdf
(January 10, 2022) E-mail from Colin John MacKenzie (PH.New)
(January 11, 2022) E-mail from Rolf Paloheimo (PH.New)
(January 11, 2022) E-mail from Raoul Bhaneja (PH.New)
(January 11, 2022) E-mail from David Reid, Bayview-Sheppard Neighbourhood Alliance (BSNA) (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143182.pdf
(January 11, 2022) E-mail from Leonid Kotov (PH.New)
(January 11, 2022) Letter from Sheila Dunlop, South Armour Heights Resident's Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143226.pdf
(January 11, 2022) E-mail from Marc Francoeur (PH.New)
(January 11, 2022) E-mail from Gordon Cameron (PH.New)
(January 11, 2022) E-mail from Mike MacKay (PH.New)
(January 11, 2022) E-mail from Robert Kelly (PH.New)
(January 11, 2022) E-mail from Holly Gnaedinger and Al Merson (PH.New)
(January 11, 2022) E-mail from Sean Galbraith, President, Sean Galbraith & Associates, Inc. (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143238.pdf
(January 11, 2022) Letter from Karen Chapple, Director, School of Cities and Professor, Geography & Planning, University of Toronto (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143194.pdf
(January 11, 2022) E-mail from John and Judy Larsen (PH.New)
(January 11, 2022) E-mail from Paul Gorrie, MOSS SUND (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143244.pdf
(January 11, 2022) Letter from George Emerson (PH.New)
(January 11, 2022) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chairs, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143246.pdf
(January 11, 2022) Letter from Ken Sharratt, West Bend Community Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143251.pdf
(January 11, 2022) E-mail from Dan Schumacher (PH.New)
(January 11, 2022) Letter from Ian Carmichael and John Caliendo, ABC Resident's Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143281.pdf
(January 11, 2022) Letter from Sarah Craig, Entitlement Director, R-Hauz (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143282.pdf
(January 11, 2022) Letter from Caitlin Allen, Bousfields Inc. on behalf of the Jean Tweed Centre (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143283.pdf
(January 11, 2022) Letter from Christine Mercado and Judy Gibson, Long Branch Neighbourhood Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-143284.pdf
(January 12, 2022) E-mail from Rod Wilson (PH.New)
(January 12, 2022) E-mail from Sa'ad Ahmed, Tiny Toronto (PH.New)
(January 12, 2022) E-mail from Christy Barber (PH.New)
(January 12, 2022) E-mail from John Leddy (PH.New)
(January 12, 2022) E-mail from Tom Knezic (PH.New)

Speakers

Souvik Mukherjee
Daniel Hall, The Architect Builders Collaborative Inc.
Craig Race, Lanescape
William Roberts, Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in (CORRA) - Chair
Evan Castel, Davenport Neighbourhood Association
George Emerson
Sa'ad Ahmed
Andy Choles, Long Branch Neighbourhood Association
Sheila Dunlop, The South Armour Heights Residentsí Association (SAHRA)
Christine Mercado, Long Branch Neighbourhood Association
Cathie Macdonald, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Association (FoNTRA)
Ken Sharratt, West Bend Community Association
Councillor Shelley Carroll

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Carried)

That:

 

1. The Planning and Housing Committee direct the Executive Director Housing Secretariat to report to the July 5, 2022 meeting of the Planning and Housing Committee on best practices for affordable housing for laneway houses and garden suites.


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Carried)

That:

 

1. The Planning and Housing Committee direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to report directly to the February 2, 2022 meeting of City Council on the following:

 

a. Whether Garden Suites should also be permitted in areas zoned for multiplexes, towers and apartment buildings in addition to lots with single-detached houses, semi-detached houses, and row-houses/townhouses;

 

b. The rationale for the proposed separation distance between the main house and garden suite and its relationship to maximum permitted height;

 

c. The process for monitoring Garden Suites and the rationale for reporting on the monitoring report after the 200th permit for a Garden Suite has been issued, or after two years, as opposed to at an earlier time;

 

d. A detailed plan to ensure a strong working relationship between The City Planning and Toronto Building Divisions around monitoring Garden Suites;

 

e. A detailed plan for public information to ensure residents have access to critical information such as guidelines and key city contacts such as Urban Forestry and Toronto Fire Services staff; and

 

f. A detailed plan for providing open data for closed applications available to the public.


3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Brad Bradford (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council amend the draft Zoning By-law Amendment in Attachment 2 as it applies to the lands within the Ward boundaries of Beaches-East York, so that:

 

a. the permitted maximum height of a Garden Suite located a minimum of 5.0 metres from the residential building on the same lot is 6.3 metres, and,

 

b. 45-degree angular plane projected towards the rear lot line, beginning from a height of 4.0 metres is measured from a minimum distance of 5.0 metres from the rear main wall of the residential building on the same lot;

 

2. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to monitor and assess data on the number minor variance and building permit applications for Garden Suites received within the Ward boundaries of Beaches-East York, and include this analysis as part of the monitoring report noted in Recommendation 4.

  

3. City Council request the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, in consultation with the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services, request that the above by-law amendments be added to the scope of work to be considered by the consultant being retained as directed by Council Direction via Item PH16.10 Laneway Suites: Fire Access Requirements.


4 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council