Item - 2023.CC2.1

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  • City Council adopted this item on December 14, 2022 with amendments.

CC2.1 - 2023 Housing Action Plan

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on December 14 and 15, 2022, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council direct the City Manager to develop a "2023 Housing Action Plan” for the 2022-2026 term of Council to enable both market, non-market and hybrid housing production in order to achieve or exceed the provincial housing target of 285,000 new homes over the next 10 years, and report to the Executive Committee no later than March 2023 on how this Plan can be actioned in ways that further Toronto’s climate goals and good planning, including enhancing the public realm and encouraging the creation of vibrant 15-minute neighbourhoods where most local trips are made by active transportation or by transit; the plan is to include the items listed below and, for each item, the timelines for City Council approval and implementation, potential units created and any other considerations:
 

Official Plan Policy and Regulatory Components

 

a. amended the City-wide Zoning By-law to be more permissive from a housing opportunities perspective;


b. complete the review of the City’s Official Plan to ensure that it aligns with the need for more housing in  areas of the City identified for residential opportunities;


c. review the City's urban design guidelines, heritage standards and urban forestry policies to ensure they align with the priority of optimizing the delivery housing opportunities for a range of housing forms;  


d. amend the Zoning By-law to increase zoning permissions on major streets;


e. amend the Zoning By-law to create transition zones between commercial and residential areas;


f. increase  density within neighbourhoods through additional permissions including but not limited to multiplex permissions and removing exclusionary zoning; and


g. revisit the plans for the Port Lands, Waterfront and other major change area projects to ensure housing density is optimized.
 

Housing System Policy and Program Components

 

h. develop community housing intensification plans with specific targets that support and grow existing co-op and non-profit rental homes plus add capacity for the sectors to be able to operate the new homes;

 

i. update the Open Door program and existing affordable housing programs to prioritize partnerships with non-profit and co-operative housing partners to create permanently affordable housing;


j. create a post-secondary housing strategy in partnership with post-secondary institutions on increasing the availability of student housing;


k. develop a strategy to engage with School boards to encourage the creation of housing on their lands;


l. develop training and trade strategies to promote local hiring as necessary to increase construction market capacity and other industrial strategy approaches and levers that can be advocated to increase housing production; and

 

m. revisit approved Housing Now sites, including the opportunity to increase the residential density at 140 Merton Street, with the intention of increasing housing supply and supporting affordable housing delivery.

 

Preservation of Toronto's Affordable Rental Housing Stock

 

n. develop a strategy to ensure the preservation of rental replacement protections;

 

o. ensure the preservation and expansion of the Multi-Unit Residential Acquisition program; and

 

p. ensure the application of the "Official Plan Amendment (OPA) 453 - Policies to Address the Loss of Dwelling Rooms" apply to multi-tenant properties that will be brought under the new rooming house regulation.

 

Public Accountability on Progress towards Overall Goals

 

q. develop a publicly available database to track affordable rental units approved, under construction, built, and demolished under Chapter 667 of the Toronto Municipal Code and replaced through rental replacement and dwelling room Official Plan policies;

 

r. ensure intensification is considered through the lens of the right to adequate housing, complete communities and the growth of infrastructure necessary to support livability, inclusion, sustainability and prosperity and explore an acceleration of infrastructure development to match the acceleration of housing development; and

 

s. develop a strategy using feedback from the Rental Housing Opportunities Table to encourage a greater supply of purpose-built rental housing;

 

The "2023 Housing Action Plan" is to include a high level summary of targeted timelines, and proactive targets for the approval and implementation of each component and the potential housing units that could be created by such initiatives and any other relevant considerations.

  

2. City Council enact Zoning By-law amendments substantially in accordance with Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (June 15, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, the Executive Director, Toronto Building, the Acting Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services and the Medical Officer of Health, with the draft Zoning By-laws amended as follows, and by Parts 3 and 4 below:

 

a. set the maximum number of dwelling rooms in a multi-tenant house as 6 in all zones in the former City of Etobicoke, former City of North York, and former City of Scarborough where the current draft by-law would permit multi-tenant houses with 12 or 25 dwelling rooms located within the boundaries of the former City of Etobicoke, former City of North York, and former City of Scarborough.

 

3. City Council direct staff to revise the draft Zoning By-law Amendments, attached as Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (June 15, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, the Acting Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services and the Medical Officer of Health prior to the introduction of Bills to Council to set the minimum parking rate for a multi-tenant house as zero (0) parking spaces per dwelling room for areas of the city that are within the boundaries of the former City of Toronto or within one of the parking Policy Areas of Zoning By-law 569-2013, and set the minimum parking rate for a multi-tenant house as 0.34 parking spaces per dwelling room, for all other areas of the City.

 

4. City Council revise the effective implementation date in both the draft Zoning By-law Amendments, attached as Attachments 1 and 2, and the Licensing By-law, attached as Attachment 4, and wherever it is referenced in the recommendations in the report (June 15, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, the Acting Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services and the Medical Officer of Health, to March 31, 2024, to align with the phased implementation timeline for the Multi-tenant House regulatory framework.

 

5. City Council direct that, before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, the draft Zoning By-law shall be in a form satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and the City Solicitor. 

 

6. City Council determine that, pursuant to Section 34(17) of the Planning Act, no further notice is necessary in respect of the changes to the draft Zoning By-laws in Parts 2 to 5 above.

 

New multi-tenant House Licensing By-law 

 

7. City Council direct that, effective March 31, 2024, a new By-law titled Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 575, Multi-tenant Houses, be established substantially in the form attached as Attachment 4 to the report (June 15, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, the Acting Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services and the Medical Officer of Health and in accordance with City Council's decision to adopt the By-law.

 

8. City Council repeal former City of Toronto Chapter 285, Rooming Houses, and former City of Etobicoke Chapter 166, Lodging Houses, effective March 31, 2024.

 

9. City Council exempt fraternities and sororities from the Multi-tenant House Licensing By-law.

 

Definitions

 

10. City Council direct that the new By-law include the following definitions:

 

MULTI-TENANT HOUSE –

 

1. A building with four or more multi-tenant house rooms, inhabited or intended to be inhabited by persons who do not live together as a single housekeeping unit.

 

For the purposes of this definition of a multi-tenant house, a “multi-tenant house room” is a room that:

 

a. is used or intended to be used for living accommodation and is used or intended to be used as a bedroom;

 

b. is available for rent; and

 

c. may include a bathroom or kitchen facilities for the exclusive use of the room's occupant but does not include both.

 

2. A building located within the area bounded on the north by Dundas Street West, on the east by Dufferin Street and the rail lines, on the South by Lake Shore Boulevard West and on the west by Roncesvalles Avenue, where:

 

a. the building is a converted house as defined in former City of Toronto General Zoning By-law 438-86;

 

b. the building contains more than three dwelling units;

 

c. the average floor area of the dwelling units is less than 65 square metres; and

 

d. one or more dwelling units are intended to be used in return for remuneration.

 

For the purposes of this definition of a multi-tenant house, a "dwelling unit" is living accommodation for persons living together as a single housekeeping unit, in which both food preparation and sanitary facilities are provided for the exclusive use of the occupants of the unit.

 

3. A student fraternity or sorority house with four or more bedrooms, inhabited or intended to be inhabited by students who are members of an active chapter of a bona fide national or international student fraternity or sorority.

 

For the purposes of this definition of a student fraternity or sorority house, a “bedroom” is a room that:

 

a. is used or intended to be used as a bedroom; and

 

b. may include a bathroom or kitchen facilities for the exclusive use of the room's occupant but does not include both.

 

4. A multi-tenant house does not include:

 

a. residential premises licensed or similarly approved of by the Government of Ontario or the Government of Canada;

 

b. shelters operated by or on behalf of the City or a City agency which provide short-term emergency accommodation and associated services;

 

c. student housing operated by a college or university;

 

d. co-operative student residences owned or leased by a non-profit, non-share corporation and providing housing accommodation on a co-operative basis; or

 

e. hotels or motels.

 

OPERATOR - A person who owns or controls the business of operating a Multi-Tenant House.

 

PERSONAL-CARE MULTI-TENANT HOUSE - A multi-tenant house where personal-care services are provided.

 

PERSONAL-CARE SERVICES –

 

1. Services provided to tenants including but not limited to furnished multi-tenant house rooms, 24-hour urgent care response, safe storage and access to prescribed drugs, meals and snacks, personal laundry and opportunity to participate in social and/or recreational activities.

 

2. Personal-care services do not include services provided by a regulated health professional

 

URGENT SERVICE REQUEST - Any tenant service request related to the discontinuance of the following vital services:

 

a. Fuel;

b. Electricity

c. Gas;

d. Heat; and

e. Hot or cold water.

 

Multi-tenant House Licensing

 

11. City Council direct that no person operate without the appropriate licence and that all operators operate in compliance with the chapter, their licence, and any conditions added to their licence.

 

12. City Council direct that when a completed application to renew a licence has been provided to the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, the existing licence does not expire until a final decision on the licence renewal has been made and the operator shall maintain their existing licence in good standing including remaining responsible for the operation of the multi-tenant house in compliance with the chapter at all times.

 

13. City Council direct that the following two licence categories be established for multi-tenant houses:

 

a. Type A: Multi-tenant house (which is not a personal-care multi-tenant house); and

 

b. Type B: Personal-care multi-tenant house.

 

14. City Council direct that the term of a multi-tenant house licence be 12 months unless otherwise provided for in the chapter, and that each operator must renew their licence each year by submitting a renewal application.

 

15. City Council require that an applicant for an initial licence provide the following information to the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, as part of their application, and that the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards determine what an applicant must submit as part of a licence renewal application:

 

a. the name and contact information of the operator;

 

b. the address of the property where the multi-tenant house is located;

 

c. the name and contact information of the property owner;

 

d. for multi-tenant houses that contain 10 or more multi-tenant rooms or dwelling units on first applying for a licence under this chapter, or for any multi-tenant house where required by the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards proof of an electrical evaluation by a licensed electrical contractor or qualified person; logs of service; and/or a certificate of inspection from the Electrical Safety Authority that confirms the multi-tenant house complies with the Ontario Electrical Safety Code;

 

e. proof of compliance with zoning when applying for an initial licence and a statement confirming no change to such compliance on renewal where appropriate;

 

f. plans showing: compliance with the Ontario Fire Code; the exterior and interior layout of the premises; the maximum number of tenants to be provided with living accommodation; and the processes for waste management, property management, tenant service requests and pest management;

 

g. for Personal-care multi-tenant houses, the name and contact information for the person-in-charge and proof of the qualifications of the operator and their staff to ensure the proper care of tenants, including educational requirements and background checks.

 

h. for Personal-care multi-tenant houses, a safety plan that describes the measures and procedures that are in place to protect the health and safety of the tenants in a form satisfactory to the Medical Officer of Health;

 

i. for Personal-care multi-tenant houses, a personal care plan that describes how the operator will manage tenant admissions and tenant care in a form satisfactory to the Medical Officer of Health;

 

j. the application or renewal fee for the licence set out in Chapter 441, Fees and Charges; and

 

k. any other information as required by the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, or the Medical Officer of Health.

 

16. City Council require that an applicant for an initial licence provide the following information to the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, as part of their application: if the operator is a corporation, the operator's registered business address in the Province of Ontario and the name and contact information of the operator.

 

17. City Council direct that on receipt of a complete application, the operator, Municipal Licensing and Standards, provide notice to the tenants of the multi-tenant house by posting the notice of application on the notice board in the multi-tenant house.

 

18. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to create a public record of applicants with their business contact information, posted in an accessible way for community residents and tenants to access.

 

19. City Council direct that upon submission of a complete application, the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, may cause an inspection to be made of the multi-tenant house by any authority having jurisdiction to determine whether the multi-tenant house complies with all applicable law, including the Ontario Fire Code and Ontario Building Code.

 

20. City Council direct that the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, may issue a licence for a multi-tenant house where:

 

a. the licence application is complete and in compliance with the chapter, including the payment of any required fee; and

 

b. the required inspections have been completed and the results provided to the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, indicate that the premises complies with the applicable By-laws and Laws, including the Ontario Fire Code and the Ontario Building Code.

 

21. City Council direct that the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, may refuse an application for a licence where:

 

a. the operator has not met one or more of the requirements under the chapter or one of more of conditions on their current licence;

 

b. the operator has not complied with the chapter or applicable law, including the Ontario Fire Code and the Ontario Building Code;

 

c. the licence applicant or the operator has provided information in an application or by other means that is false or misleading;

 

d. the operator has not paid any fee to be paid under the chapter;

 

e. the operator has not paid any fine or court awarded costs resulting from a legal proceeding related to the chapter;

 

f. the operator has not complied with any prohibition or other court order resulting from any legal proceeding related to the chapter;

 

g. the operation of the multi-tenant house:

 

i. would put the public safety at risk; or

 

ii. is not or will not be carried on in compliance with the law; and

 

h. the conduct of the operator (including, in the case of partnership, the conduct of its partners, employees or agents or in the case of a corporation, the conduct of its officers, directors, employees or agents) affords reasonable grounds for belief that the operator will not operate the multi-tenant house in compliance with the law or with honesty or integrity.

 

22. City Council direct that where the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, refuses an application for a licence, notice shall be provided to the applicant together with the reasons for the refusal.

 

23. City Council direct that an applicant may appeal a refusal of an application to the Multi-Tenant House Licensing Tribunal by filing an appeal in a form satisfactory to the Multi-Tenant House Licensing Tribunal to the Tribunal by no later than 30 days from the date of the refusal.

 

24. City Council direct that where an applicant appeals a refusal of an application to the Multi-Tenant House Licensing Tribunal, the Tribunal will schedule a hearing, notifying applicant and the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards who will provide the Tribunal with the refusal on receiving the notice.

 

25. City Council direct that the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards may, at any time, refer a licence application or a licence to the Multi-Tenant House Licensing Tribunal with a recommendation that the licence be refused, revoked, suspended or continued with conditions, and that the referral include the reasons for that recommendation.

 

26. City Council direct that where an applicant appeals a refusal or a recommendation from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, is referred, the Multi-Tenant House Licensing Tribunal will preside over a hearing, after giving notice to the applicant or licence holder and the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, where the Multi-Tenant House Licensing Tribunal, and render decisions based on the evidence presented in accordance with the Tribunal's Procedure By-law and the Statutory Powers Procedure Act and may:

 

a. uphold the recommendation of the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards;

 

b. issue (with or without conditions), refuse, suspend or revoke the licence; or

 

c. add conditions to the licence.

 

27. City Council authorize the Multi-Tenant House Licensing Tribunal to attach conditions to a licence including, but not limited to requiring the operator to:

 

a. comply with By-laws or other Laws or legal requirements and provide proof of such compliance;

 

b. pay a fine or other court awarded costs resulting from a legal proceeding related to this chapter and to provide proof of such payment;

 

c. comply with a prohibition or other court order resulting from a legal proceeding related to the chapter and to provide proof of such compliance;

 

d. supply additional information on convictions under federal or provincial legislation or periodic updates of such convictions or both to the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards;

 

e. supply information to verify evidence given at their hearing; or

 

f. ensure that the persons operating a multi-tenant house do so in compliance with the law and with honesty and integrity.

 

28. City Council direct that the Multi-Tenant House Licensing Tribunal shall have regard to the following matters when relevant, as may be raised at a hearing:

 

a. the Chapter and other applicable law;

 

b. circumstances and facts raised by the evidence of the parties;

 

c. if the operation of the multi-tenant house puts or could put public safety at risk;

 

d. if the operation of the multi-tenant house is or will be carried on in compliance with the law; and

 

e. if the conduct of the operator (including, in the case of a partnership, the conduct of its partners, employees or agents or in the case of a corporation, the conduct of its officers, directors, employees or agents) affords reasonable grounds for belief that the operator will not operate the multi-tenant house in compliance with the law or with honesty or integrity.

 

29. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to work with local Councillors to ensure that, if occupants of a rooming house cause repeated and material disruption to other community members, Municipal Licensing and Standards is informed and can exercise discretion to bring the relevant facts to the attention of the Multi-Tenant House Licensing Tribunal for consideration before renewal of the applicable licence.

 

30. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, may revoke a licence with no refund where:

 

a. the licence has been issued in error; or

 

b. the licence has been issued as a result of inaccurate, misleading or otherwise incorrect information provided by the applicant.

 

And the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, shall give notice to the Operator of the revocation.

 

31. City Council require that an operator must notify the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, at least 90 days in advance of a change in operator with the new operator applying for a new licence while the existing operator maintains the multi-tenant house in compliance with the chapter in the interim.

 

32. City Council direct that no licence under the Chapter shall be transferred.

 

33. City Council direct that all operators of Multi-Tenant Houses:

 

a. only use, rent or permit the use or rent of a multi-tenant house or dwelling unit in compliance with the chapter and applicable law;

 

b. repair and maintain the multi-tenant house in compliance with the Chapter;

 

c. ensure that the operator responds immediately on inquiries about the operations of the multi-tenant house;

 

d. maintain a notice board which posts conspicuously in the multi-tenant house documents as required by the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, including updated copies of the licence, a document in a form satisfactory to the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, listing and describing the parking rules for the street and surrounding area, and any on-site parking spaces designated for residents, contact information in the case of emergencies, and up-to-date plans, submitted as part of their most recent application form. 

 

e. comply with the most recent plans approved as part of the operator's application; and

 

f. maintain records of all electrical work done at the multi-tenant house and all work demonstrating compliance with the most recent plans approved as part of the operator's application.

 

Ending Operations

 

34. City Council direct that unless otherwise required By-law (including decisions of the Multi-Tenant House Licensing Tribunal), if an operator is ending their operation of a multi-tenant house, an operator shall:

 

a. submit to the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, for their approval, a transition plan at least 210 days in advance of ending operations;

 

b. on receiving approval of a transition plan from Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, deliver to each tenant a written notice at least 180 days in advance Indicating the date on which operations will end; and

 

c. if a tenant, so requests, take reasonable steps to find appropriate alternate accommodation for the tenant and meet all Residential Tenancy Act requirements.

 

35. City Council direct that a transition plan of an operator of a multi-tenant house shall include:

 

a. a statement that the operator intends to end operations;

 

b. the date on which the operator intends to end operations;

 

c. the operator's reasons for ending operations;

 

d. a description of how the operator intends to use the building after ending operations;

 

e. the date by which the operator will give each tenant written notice of the date on which operations will end;

 

f. a list of alternate accommodation that may be available to tenants; and

 

g. a list of community organizations that may be affected by the end of operations.

 

36. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to provide information about active and inactive multi-tenant houses through the Open Data Portal.

 

Personal-Care Multi-Tenant Houses

Operators, Person-in-charge, and Staff

 

37. City Council direct that an operator of a personal-care multi-tenant house, or, when the operator is a corporation, each director of the corporation, meet the following minimum qualifications, and on application and when requested by the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, provide documentation satisfactory to the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, that they:

 

a. are at least 18 years of age;

 

b. hold an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or evidence of equivalent standing as determined by the Minister of Education;

 

c. have three years employment experience in work comparable to the administration of personal-care multi-tenant houses; and

 

d. have undergone a Vulnerable Sector Screening that meets the Screening Criteria.

 

38. City Council direct that a person-in-charge of a personal-care multi-tenant house meet the following minimum qualifications, and on application, renewal, or any time the person-in-charge changes, provide documentation satisfactory to the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, that they:

 

a. are at least 18 years of age;

 

b. have current CPR and first aid training, as set out by the Medical Officer of Health;

 

c. have completed Grade 10 in an Ontario Secondary School Certificate, equivalent standing or evidence of one year employment experience working in a personal-care setting, or other standard satisfactory to the Medical Officer of Health; and

 

d. have undergone a Vulnerable Sector Screening that meets the Screening Criteria.

 

39. City Council direct that the operator of a personal-care multi-tenant house have a person-in-charge on-site 24-hours a day. The person-in-charge shall be responsible for, but not be limited to, ensuring the following:

 

a. no tenant is denied access to supports, including access to alternative housing options which maintain or enhance the health and welfare of the tenant;

 

b. the tenants are safe and secure;

 

c. inquiries from the neighbourhood and others such as tenant families or friends, are responded to immediately;

 

d. emergencies are handled in compliance with by-laws or other laws or legal requirements that apply and otherwise effectively and efficiently including emergency services being contacted immediately by the operator or staff if a tenant experiences a medical emergency; and

 

e. there are sufficient staff on duty at all times.

 

Tenant Admittance

 

40. City Council direct that operators of a personal-care multi-tenant house obtain from tenants an up-to-date assessment by a regulated health professional (physician, nurse, occupational therapist, physiotherapist), which includes the level of personal-care that the individual requires, as part of the tenancy application.

 

41. City Council direct that operators of a personal-care multi-tenant house provide each tenant the personal-care services that are set out in their assessment form.

 

42. City Council direct that if a tenant's needs exceed the level of care available in the personal-care multi-tenant house, the operator of a personal-care multi-tenant house assist in arranging transfer to a long-term care facility or other appropriate living arrangement, with agreement from the tenant.

 

43. City Council direct that the operator of a personal-care multi-tenant house to enter into a written tenancy agreement with each tenant, specifying all ongoing care services that will be provided.

 

44. City Council direct that operators of personal care multi-tenant houses collect and maintain the following in accordance with applicable law, with each being available to the City for inspection upon request:

 

1. a file for each tenant containing:

 

a. the tenant's name, date of birth and gender;

 

b. the date the tenancy started;

 

c. the tenant's assessment;

 

d. the tenancy agreement;

 

e. the name, address and telephone number of the attending personal physician, if any;

 

f. the name, address and telephone number of the next of kin or other person to notify in case of an emergency;

 

g. a list of medication and/or other care prescribed by a regulated health professional;

 

h. a list of any other agencies or organizations providing support to the tenant;

 

i. he name, address and telephone number of the tenant's attorney for personal care and/or attorney for property; and

 

j. a list of dates and particulars of any significant incidents involving the tenant while in the personal-care multi-tenant house.

 

2. records of the following incidents:

 

a. an emergency, including a fire or unplanned evacuation of tenants;

 

b. a sudden death, including a death resulting from accident or suicide;

 

c. a tenant absence of 24 hours or more;

 

d. an attendance by a law enforcement agency or emergency services provider that results in a criminal charge against the operator, staff or a tenant or their transportation to a hospital or other emergency care facility; or

 

e. an allegation of abuse, threat of violence or danger to the life of the operator, staff or a tenant.

 

3. the safety plan and personal care plan provided as part of the application, which have been updated annually to address changes in operations.

           

45. City Council direct that the operator of a personal care multi-tenant house provides each tenant with:

 

a. physician care;

 

b. personal-care services;

 

c. food and nutritional services;

 

d. prescription drug services;

 

e. bathroom, bedroom, linen and laundry services.

 

Transition

 

46. City Council direct that licences held under former City of Toronto Chapter 285, Rooming Houses or former City of Etobicoke Chapter 166, Lodging Houses continue subject to those By-laws until they expire, at which time the operator much submit a new application under the new Chapter.

 

Chapter 441, Fees and Charges

 

47. City Council direct a licensing fee for all multi-tenant house operators of $25.00 per multi-tenant house room or dwelling unit or bedroom for a new application and for licence renewals.

 

48. City Council direct an inspection fee of $150.00.

 

49. City Council direct that the schedule of multi-tenant house licensing fees be included in Chapter 441, Fees and Charges, as set out in Table 1.

 

Table 1

 

Reference Number

 Service

Fee Description

 Category

 Fee Basis

 Fee

Annual Adjustment

New

Private Properties

Application fee: multi-tenant house operator

City Policy

Per room and per application

$25.00

Yes

New

Private Properties

Renewal fee: multi-tenant house operator

City Policy

Per room and per application

$25.00

Yes

New

Private Properties

Inspection fee: multi-tenant house operator

City Policy

Per inspection

$150.00

Yes

 

50. City Council direct that all fees in Table 1 above, be waived for:

 

a. Toronto Community Housing Corporation; and

 

b. a non-profit provider of multi-tenant housing, including non-profit housing providers under a program administered by the City of Toronto. 

 

Enforcement

 

51. City Council direct that the new Chapter include provisions to enable the City to conduct inspections, issue orders for compliance, take remedial action and take any other enforcement activities consistent with the authorities in the City of Toronto Act, 2006, including:

 

a. increasing the maximum fine to $100,000;

 

b. adding a special fine in an amount equal to any economic gain obtained from non-compliance;

 

c. including offences for obstruction and failure to provide information as required; and

 

d. designating each offence as a continuing offence.

 

52. City Council direct that for offences under the new Chapter:

 

a. the holding out, for example by advertising by any means, that a multi-tenant house is available for rent is, when entered as evidence, proof, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, that the building is a multi-tenant house; and

 

b. when a building otherwise meets the definition of a multi-tenant house, the burden of proving that the persons using the building are living together as a single housekeeping unit is on the person charged.

 

Multi-Tenant House Licensing Tribunal

 

53. City Council direct that:

 

a. a tribunal, composed of not fewer than six members, inclusive of a Chair and Vice-Chair, who are appointed by resolution of City Council, is established under the name “Toronto Multi-Tenant House Licensing Tribunal” or "Multi-Tenant House Licensing Tribunal".

 

b. the Multi-Tenant House Licensing Tribunal shall hear proceedings as a panel of three.

 

c. the Multi-Tenant House Licensing Tribunal shall have the powers, duties and rights of a tribunal as applicable under the Statutory Powers Procedure Act.

 

d. Court Services shall provide administrative support to the Multi-Tenant House Licensing Tribunal and shall attend all meetings of the Multi-Tenant House Licensing Tribunal and shall keep all necessary records and perform such other administrative duties as may be required.

 

e. the Multi-Tenant House Licensing Tribunal does not have jurisdiction to consider questions relating to the validity of a statute, regulation or By-law or the constitutional applicability or operability of any statute, regulation or By-law.

 

54. City Council direct the Director, Court Services and the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to make Multi-Tenant Licensing Tribunal decisions available online.

 

Conflict with Other By-laws

 

55. If there is a conflict between a provision of this chapter and a provision of any other Chapter of the Toronto Municipal Code, the provision that establishes the highest standard to protect the health, safety and well-being of persons shall apply.

 

Implementation

 

56. City Council authorize the City Solicitor, in consultation with the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to make such clarifications, minor modifications, technical or stylistic amendments to the new Multi-tenant House Licensing By-law, former City of Toronto Chapter 285, Rooming Houses, and/or former City of Etobicoke Chapter 166, Lodging Houses, as may be required, to give effect to City Council's decision including any required transition provisions. 

 

57. City Council request the City Manager, upon the fourth anniversary of enactment, to conduct a third party review of the Multi-Tenant Housing regulatory framework across all aspects of implementation and enforcement, as well as the recommended number of dwelling rooms and the minimum parking rate, and stakeholder, tenant and community consultation.

 

Provincial Oversight of Personal Care Multi-tenant Houses

 

58. City Council request that the Province of Ontario establish a regulatory oversight framework for personal care multi-tenant houses, including oversight by regulated health professionals, and inspection and enforcement by provincial inspectors.

 

59. City Council request that, in the absence of a provincial framework regulating personal care multi-tenant houses, the Province of Ontario provide funding to cover the related costs of the City of Toronto's proposed interim licensing, enforcement and compliance program to ensure that protections are in place for these vulnerable tenants.

 

Supporting Tenants

 

60. City Council direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, in consultation with Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services, and the General Manager, Shelter Support and Housing Administration, to report back by March 2023 with a set of recommendations aimed at supporting tenants in the event of required emergency relocations and/or unit closures.

 

61. City Council direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, in conjunction with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the Executive Director, Toronto Building, and the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services, to report annually throughout the implementation period to Planning and Housing Committee on multi-tenant houses, including but not limited to:

 

a. applications for new multi-tenant houses;

 

b. unlicensed multi-tenant houses that were successfully brought into licensing compliance with City by-laws;

 

c. licensed multi-tenant houses that are not meeting the property standards and what is the interdisciplinary enforcement approach needed to bring them into compliance;

 

d. data and statistics by ward regarding complaints for both licensed and unlicensed multi-tenant houses plus complaint outcomes and resolution rates;

 

e. adequate funding resources needed to meet the intended and timely implementation of the new regulatory licensing and enforcement framework, as expected by City Council and the residents of Toronto; and

 

f. results of a land economics study related to multi-tenant housing permissions and other missing middle housing permissions as introduced, including their economic viability and

impacts on residential property values, and the economic viability of other residential units and housing types in comparison to multi-tenant houses and missing middle housing, and report back to Council with the results during the implementation period.

 

62. City Council direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, to report to the Planning and Housing Committee no later than March 2023 on a strategy to protect and expand the Multi-Unit Residential Acquisition program to ensure that actions taken under the 2023 Housing Action Plan do not lead to the loss of affordable housing stock, but rather, open opportunities for trusted operators to provide dignified and safe housing.

 

63. City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to assess the feasibility of the following, and report to the Planning and Housing Committee on:

 

a. establishing an Advisory Committee to City Council to review the licensing By-law and Tribunal decisions, and regularly make recommendations to City Council on needed changes to the By-law to ensure affordable housing is maintained and expanded;

 

b. the Advisory Committee include a representative mix of experts, including current operators of multi-tenant houses and tenants; and

 

c. an implementation plan for the Advisory Committee.

 

64. City Council direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, in consultation with the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building and other relevant Divisions, to include as part of report back to the Planning and Housing Committee by the third quarter of 2023 on Item PH35.18 - Renoviction Policy - Creating a Framework to Protect Affordable and Mid-range Rental Homes and Deter Renovictions, opportunities to negate displacement of tenants of Multi-Tenant Homes undergoing renovations related to compliance.

 

65. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Director, Waterfront Secretariat, to report to the February 28, 2023 meeting of the Planning and Housing Committee on the status of PH35.7 - Status update on Achieving Affordable Housing in Villiers Island and EX 27.6 - Next phase of Waterfront Redevelopment.

 

66. City Council direct the Chief Communications Officer to develop a communications strategy, including a public education campaign, for Toronto residents, particularly in areas where Multi-Tenant Housing has not historically been permitted, focusing on the following:

 

a. the City’s efforts to take enforcement action on unlicensed Multi-tenant Housing;

 

b. the new standards that all Multi-Tenant Houses will have to meet to be licensed;

 

c. how the City will ensure the safety of residents in multi-tenant houses and surrounding neighbourhoods; and

 

d. the increase in enforcement staff, inspections and potential fines.

 

67. City Council request the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to report to the Budget Committee on a proposal to increase rebates and fee relief for first time homebuyers subject to the Municipal Land Transfer Tax.

 

68. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, the Chief Building Official and the Executive Director, Toronto Building, the Director, Court Services, and the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services, to report back on any additional budget and resource impacts of program implementation through the 2023 and 2024 budget processes.

 

69. City Council request the Province of Ontario to expand Inclusionary Zoning beyond Protected Major Transit Station Areas.

 

70. City Council request the Province of Ontario to consider the success of the City of Toronto's Rental replacement policies and not advance legislative changes that would result in changes to the City’s Official Plan policies, which have been effective in protecting the rental housing stock within Toronto and provides stability for renters.

 

71. City Council request the Province of Ontario to advance and implement an Ontario Housing Delivery Fund, as outlined in Recommendations 48 and 49 of the Ontario Housing Affordability Task Force Report, to support infrastructure and growth in Toronto.

 

72. City Council request the Provincial government to maximize density on its one-storey Liquor Control Board of Ontario sites owned by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario on avenues as The Beer Store has done, and to include affordable housing on these sites.

Background Information (City Council)

(December 7, 2022) Letter from Mayor John Tory on the 2023 Housing Action Plan (CC2.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-230423.pdf
Attachment 1 - Report (June 15, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, the Acting Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services and the Medical Officer of Health on A New Regulatory Framework for Multi-tenant Houses
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-230435.pdf
Attachment 2 - Attachment 1 to the report (June 15, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, the Acting Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services and the Medical Officer of Health: Draft City-wide Stand-alone Zoning By-law to Permit Multi-tenant
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-230460.pdf
Attachment 3 - Attachment 2 to the report (June 15, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, the Acting Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services and the Medical Officer of Health: Draft Zoning By-law Amendments to all Applicable General Zoning By-laws Permit Multi-tenant Houses
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-230461.pdf
Attachment 4 - Attachment 3 to the report (June 15, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, the Acting Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services and the Medical Officer of Health: City Division's Roles and Responsibilities
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-230436.pdf
Attachment 5 - Attachment 4 to the report (June 15, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, the Acting Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services and the Medical Officer of Health: Proposed Draft New By-law, Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 575, Multi-tenant Houses
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-230437.pdf
Attachment 6 - Attachment 5 to the report (June 15, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, the Acting Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services and the Medical Officer of Health - Jurisdictional Scan and Literature Review of Multi-tenant Houses
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-230438.pdf
Attachment 7 - Attachment 6 to the report (June 15, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, the Acting Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services and the Medical Officer of Health - Map of proposed maximum number of dwelling rooms
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-230439.pdf
Attachment 8 - Attachment 7 to the report (June 15, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, the Acting Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services and the Medical Officer of Health - Community Engagement Summary Report by LURA Consulting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-230462.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(December 9, 2022) E-mail from Simon Tran (CC.Supp)
(December 9, 2022) Letter from Mark Richardson, Technical Lead, HousingNowTO (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/comm/communicationfile-156733.pdf
(December 9, 2022) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chairs, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (FoNTRA) (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/comm/communicationfile-156750.pdf
(December 11, 2022) E-mail from Colleen Bailey (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from John Finnigan (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Daniel Dejan (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Andrew Reeves (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Mark Reynolds (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Mateo Larrazabal (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Daven Boparai (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Rishi Ari (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Danny Stratkov (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Liam O (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Laurie Mace (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Allison Meserve (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Bilal Akhtar (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Patrick DeRochie (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Jeremy Cohen (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) Letter from Jacob Dawang, More Neighbours Toronto (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/comm/communicationfile-156882.pdf
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Eric Lombardi (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Samantha Bird (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Aditya Trivedi (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Katie Jacobs (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Lauren McVittie (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Sam Golder (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Nathan Maharaj (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Amir Basiratnia (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Angela Xiang (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Bruce Freeman (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Chris Dunlop (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Daniel Frank (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Jeremy Ellenzweig (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Kathy Laird (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Kelli Charbonneau (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Rohith (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Mohammad Ali Malik (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Robert Kelly (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Richard Steller (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Nathan A. Olmstead (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Malcolm Kennedy (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Adva Lynn Masliah (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Christopher Raftis (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Katie MacIntosh (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Samantha Evans (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Christian Wen (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Gabriel Lerman (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Asma Siddiqi (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Barbara Schuchert (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Pirawin Namasivayam (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Cassia Wojcik (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Ainab Abdullahi (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Sihyeon Kim (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Chris Garbutt (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Jacob Givertz-Steel (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Val Bonifaz (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Geoff Olynyk (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Erin Breau-Barkley (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Peggi Mace (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from William Ives (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Kulotaman Paramanantharajah (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Talia Pankewycz (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Agiu Tajik (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Carla Moday (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Maggie Panter (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Aaron Fernandes (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Kush Obhrai (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Emily Tate (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Jeff Sobil (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Helen Gill (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Elizabeth Gierl (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Elora Vink (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Allyson Collymore (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) Letter from Ene Underwood, Chief Executive Officer, Habitat for Humanity, Greater Toronto Area (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/comm/communicationfile-156975.pdf
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Beth Jefferson (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Rahna Moreau (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Gail Fairley (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Jonathan Sabine (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Jason Lau (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Anne Keown (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Manon Lemus (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Andrei Korac (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2022) E-mail from Carol James (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from E.M. Wilkes (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Frances Combs (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Tim Love (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Pratik (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Filip Matovina (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Liam O’Donovan (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Andrew Hunter (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Gordon Gibson and Amy Tang (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2022) E-mail from Max Niebergall (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2022) E-mail from Andi Li (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2022) E-mail from Ben Russell (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2022) E-mail from David Bender (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2022) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2022) E-mail from Ryan Bulpitt (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2022) E-mail from Tatjana Boyko (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Eric Karnis (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2022) Letter from Dave Wilkes, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Building Industry and Land Development Association (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/comm/communicationfile-157030.pdf
(December 12, 2022) E-mail from Ramsey Kilani (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2022) E-mail from Paolo Commisso (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2022) E-mail from Ryan Pietrow (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2022) Letter from Tim Kocur, Executive Director, Waterfront Business Improvement Area (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/comm/communicationfile-157037.pdf
(December 13, 2022) E-mail from Zorawar Bains (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2022) E-mail from Ryan Marr (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2022) E-mail from Matt MacDonald (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2022) E-mail from Travis Moore (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2022) E-mail from Antonio Andrade (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2022) E-mail from Daniel Gordon (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2022) E-mail from Carol C James (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2022) E-mail from Syed Naqvi (CC.New)
(December 13, 2022) E-mail from Marny Gibson (CC.New)
(December 13, 2022) E-mail from Eamonn Corrigan (CC.New)
(December 13, 2022) E-mail from Terry James (CC.New)
(December 13, 2022) Letter from Jan De Silva, President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Region Board of Trade (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/comm/communicationfile-157055.pdf
(December 13, 2022) E-mail from Michael Longfield (CC.New)
(December 13, 2022) E-mail from Mary Blake Rose (CC.New)
(December 13, 2022) Letter from Ambalika Roy, Coordinator, Right to Housing Toronto (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/comm/communicationfile-157044.pdf
(December 13, 2022) E-mail from Alexandra Simpson (CC.New)
(December 13, 2022) E-mail from Raquel Da Silva (CC.New)
(December 13, 2022) E-mail from Hayley Raymond (CC.New)
(December 13, 2022) E-mail from Luis Calderon (CC.New)
(December 13, 2022) Letter from Daryl Sage, Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Lands Corporation (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/comm/communicationfile-157063.pdf
(December 13, 2022) E-mail from Pramod Mahajan (CC.New)
(December 13, 2022) E-mail from Frank Zirone (CC.New)
(December 13, 2022) E-mail from Vince Conte (CC.New)
(December 13, 2022) E-mail from Jocelyne Allen (CC.New)
(December 13, 2022) Letter from Rita Bilerman, Chair, Annex Residents' Association (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/comm/communicationfile-157077.pdf
(December 13, 2022) E-mail from Heather Armstrong (CC.New)
(December 14, 2022) E-mail from Scott Dallen (CC.New)
(December 14, 2022) E-mail from Luke Bradley (CC.New)
(December 14, 2022) Letter from Melissa Goldstein, City of Toronto Advisory Committee (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/comm/communicationfile-157079.pdf
(December 13, 2022) Letter from Christine Mercado, Chair, Long Branch Neighbourhood Association (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/comm/communicationfile-157094.pdf
(December 13, 2022) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Cathie Macdonald Co-Chairs, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/comm/communicationfile-157095.pdf
(December 14, 2022) E-mail from Adnan Haider (CC.New)
(December 14, 2022) Letter from Richard Lyall, President, Residential Construction Council of Ontario (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/comm/communicationfile-157100.pdf
(December 14, 2022) E-mail from Tom Mahoney (CC.New)
(December 14, 2022) E-mail from Danica Jacobs (CC.New)
(December 14, 2022) E-mail from Scott Campbell (CC.New)
(December 14, 2022) E-mail from Christina McNish (CC.New)
(December 14, 2022) Letter from Bahar Shadpour, Director of Policy and Communications, Canadian Centre for Housing Rights (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/comm/communicationfile-157104.pdf
(December 14, 2022) E-mail from Oliver DesRues (CC.New)
(December 14, 2022) E-mail from Clare MacDonald (CC.New)
(December 14, 2022) E-mail from Tim Lai (CC.New)
(December 14, 2022) Letter from Alex Irving, Divisional Lead, Advocacy and Tri-Campus Priorities, Government Relations Office, University of Toronto (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/comm/communicationfile-157108.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Lost)

REVISED

 

That:

 

1. City Council amend Part o of Recommendation 1 by adding the words "by creating and tracking per capita targets for hard and soft infrastructure, including childcare, sewer capacity, public space, libraries, social supports, schools", so it now reads as follows:

 

o. ensure intensification is considered through the lens of complete communities and the growth of infrastructure necessary to support livability, inclusion, sustainability and prosperity by creating and tracking per capita targets for hard and soft infrastructure, including childcare, sewer capacity, public space, libraries, social supports, schools.

 

2. City Council amend Recommendation 1 by adding the following new Parts:

 

p. do not apply “as-of-right” zoning permissions to land with tenanted multi-unit residential buildings if the provincial Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing exercises a Regulation under Bill 23 to remove rental replacement measures currently provided for through Section 111 of the City of Toronto Act;

 

q. make an assessment of in-house construction management by CreateTO for affordable housing on city-owned properties in comparison to current City delivery models for affordable housing;

 

r. create strategy to harmonize the Multi-Unit Residential property tax rate with the Residential property tax rate;

 

s. explore the feasibility of implementing municipal measures to curb speculation and investment properties including, but not limited to, introducing an escalating increase in land transfer taxes for non-primary investment residences, lower land transfer taxes for primary residences, and request the Toronto Police Service to vigorously investigate money laundering in the residential sector;

 

t. prohibit Landlords from increasing rents by more than the Guideline, as prescribed in Sec. 120 (1) of the Ontario Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, on all units in any property that receives direct payment or incentives from the City of Toronto;

 

u. explore the feasibility of implementing a surface parking stall tax on large malls, after a suitable timeframe to allow planning applications, to encourage conversion to new housing; and

 

v. encourage multiplex projects by creating a ‘one-stop shop’ City Unit to provide a standardized Legal, Planning, and Building permit framework, and associated support, to ease regulatory burden and reduce the need to hire legal and planning consultants. 

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-14-2022 4:44 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - CC2.1 - Matlow - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 4 Members that voted Yes are Mike Colle, Josh Matlow, Amber Morley, Jaye Robinson
Total members that voted No: 22 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Stephen Holyday, Ausma Malik, Nick Mantas, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Jamaal Myers, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Dianne Saxe, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

2a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council delete Recommendation 2, Part 1:

 

Recommendation to be deleted: 

 

1. City Council enact zoning by-law amendments substantially in accordance with Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (June 15, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, the Acting Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services, and the Medical Officer of Health.

 

and replace with the following new Recommendations:

 

1. City Council enact Zoning By-law amendments substantially in accordance with Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (June 15, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, the Executive Director, Toronto Building, the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services and the Medical Officer of Health, with the draft zoning by-laws amended as follows: 

 

a. set the maximum number of dwelling rooms in a multi-tenant house as 6 in all zones in the former City of Etobicoke, former City of North York, and former City of Scarborough where the current draft by-law would permit multi-tenant houses with 12 or 25 dwelling rooms located within the boundaries of the former City of Etobicoke, former City of North York, and former City of Scarborough.

  

2. City Council direct that, before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, the draft Zoning By-law shall be in a form satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and the City Solicitor.

 

2. City Council amend Recommendation 2 (a) by deleting the words "remove required minimum parking rates for Multi-tenant Houses to be consistent with the Council-adopted Item 2021.PH29.3 - Recommended Parking Requirements for New Development" and adding the words : "set the minimum parking rate for a multi-tenant house as 0 parking spaces per dwelling room for areas of the city that are within the boundaries of the former City of Toronto or within one of the parking Policy Areas of Zoning By-law 569-2013, and set the minimum parking rate for a multi-tenant house as 0.34 parking spaces per dwelling room, for all other areas of the city" so that Recommendation 2 (a) now reads as follows:

 

2. (a)  City Council direct staff to revise the draft Zoning By-law Amendments, attached as Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (June 15, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services and the Medical Officer of Health prior to the introduction of Bills to Council to set the minimum parking rate for a multi-tenant house as 0 parking spaces per dwelling room for areas of the city that are within the boundaries of the former City of Toronto or within one of the parking Policy Areas of Zoning By-law 569-2013, and set the minimum parking rate for a multi-tenant house as 0.34 parking spaces per dwelling room, for all other areas of the city.

 

3. City Council delete Recommendation 2(d):

 

Recommendation to be deleted:

 

2(d) City Council direct the City Manager, in consultation with the appropriate staff, to develop a communications and public education plan;

 

and replace with the following new Recommendation:

 

2(d) City Council direct the Chief Communications Officer to develop a communications strategy, including a public education campaign, for Toronto residents, particularly in areas where Multi-Tenant Housing has not historically been permitted, focusing on the following: 

 

a. the City’s efforts to take enforcement action on unlicensed Multi-tenant Housing;

 

b. the new standards that all Multi-Tenant Houses will have to meet to be licensed;

 

c. how the City will ensure the safety of residents in multi-tenant houses and surrounding neighbourhoods; and

 

d. the increase in enforcement staff, inspections and potential fines."

 

4. City Council amend Recommendation 2, Part 25(4) by adding the words "a document in a form satisfactory to the Executive Director listing and describing the parking rules for the street and surrounding area, and any on-site parking spaces designated for residents" and "form", so that Recommendation 25(4) now reads as follows:

 

25(4). Maintain a notice board which posts conspicuously in the multi-tenant house documents as required by the Executive Director, including updated copies of the licence, a document in a form satisfactory to the Executive Director listing and describing the parking rules for the street and surrounding area, and any on-site parking spaces designated for residents, contact information in the case of emergencies, and up-to-date plans, submitted as part of their most recent application form.

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-14-2022 4:45 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC2.1 - McKelvie - motion 2a Part 1
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Stephen Holyday, Ausma Malik, Nick Mantas, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Dianne Saxe, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Josh Matlow, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-14-2022 4:46 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC2.1 - McKelvie - motion 2a Part 2
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Stephen Holyday, Ausma Malik, Nick Mantas, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Josh Matlow, Anthony Perruzza, Dianne Saxe
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-14-2022 4:47 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC2.1 - McKelvie - motion 2a - Adopt the balance of the motion
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Ausma Malik, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Dianne Saxe, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

2b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, in conjunction with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the Executive Director, Toronto Building, and the Acting Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services, to report annually throughout the implementation period to Planning and Housing Committee on multi-tenant houses, including but not limited to:

 

a. applications for new multi-tenant houses;

 

b. unlicensed multi-tenant houses that were successfully brought into licensing compliance with City by-laws;

 

c. licensed multi-tenant houses that are not meeting the property standards and what is the interdisciplinary enforcement approach needed to bring them into compliance;

 

d. data and statistics by ward regarding complaints for both licensed and unlicensed multi-tenant houses plus complaint outcomes and resolution rates;

 

e. adequate funding resources needed to meet the intended and timely implementation of the new regulatory licensing and enforcement framework, as expected by City Council and the residents of Toronto; and

 

f. results of a land economics study related to multi-tenant housing permissions and other missing middle housing permissions as introduced, including their economic viability and impacts on residential property values, and the economic viability of other residential units and housing types in comparison to multi-tenant houses and missing middle housing, and report back to Council with the results during the implementation period.

 

2. City Council require that an applicant for an initial licence provide the following information to the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards Division, as part of their application; if the operator is a corporation, the operator's registered business address in the Province of Ontario; and the name and contact information of the operator.

 

3. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards Division to create a public record of applicants with their business contact information, posted in an accessible way for community residents and tenants to access.

  

4. City Council direct the Director, Court Services and the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to make Multi-Tenant licensing tribunal decisions available online.

 

5. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to provide information about active and inactive multi-tenant houses through the Open Data Portal.

 

6. City Council request the City Manager, upon the fourth anniversary of enactment, to conduct a third party review of the Multi-Tenant Housing regulatory framework across all aspects of implementation and enforcement, as well as the recommended number of dwelling rooms and the minimum parking rate, and stakeholder, tenant and community consultation.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-14-2022 4:59 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC2.1 - McKelvie - motion 2b
Total members that voted Yes: 25 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Stephen Holyday, Ausma Malik, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Dianne Saxe, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

3a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Dianne Saxe (Carried)

That City Council amend Recommendation 1 by adding the words "in ways that further Toronto’s climate goals and good planning, including enhancing the public realm and encouraging the creation of vibrant 15 minute neighbourhoods where most local trips are made by active transportation or by transit", so that Recommendation 1 now reads as follows:

 

1. City Council direct the City Manager to develop a "2023 Housing Action Plan” for the 2022-2026 term of Council to enable both market, non-market and hybrid housing production in order to achieve or exceed the provincial housing target of 285,000 new homes over the next 10 years, and report to the Executive Committee no later than March 2023 on how this Plan can be actioned in ways that further Toronto’s climate goals and good planning, including enhancing the public realm and encouraging the creation of vibrant 15 minute neighbourhoods where most local trips are made by active transportation or by transit. The plan is to include the items listed below and, for each item, the timelines for Council approval and implementation, potential units created and any other considerations.

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-14-2022 4:49 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC2.1 - Saxe - motion 3a
Total members that voted Yes: 25 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Ausma Malik, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Dianne Saxe, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

3b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Dianne Saxe (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to work with local Councillors to ensure that, if occupants of a rooming house cause repeated and material disruption to other community members, Municipal Licensing and Standards is informed and can exercise discretion to bring the relevant facts to the attention of the licensing tribunal for consideration before renewal of the applicable licence.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-14-2022 5:00 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC2.1 - Saxe - motion 3b
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Stephen Holyday, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Dianne Saxe, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Alejandra Bravo, Ausma Malik
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

4a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Ausma Malik (Carried)

That City Council amend Recommendation 1 to add a new section as follows:

 

Preservation of Toronto's Affordable Rental Housing Stock

 

1. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to develop a strategy to ensure the preservation of rental replacement protections.

 

2. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to ensure the preservation and expansion of the Multi-Unit Residential Acquisition program.

 

3. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to ensure the application of the "Official Plan Amendment (OPA) 453 - Policies to Address the Loss of Dwelling Rooms" apply to multi-tenant properties that will be brought under the new rooming house regulation.

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-14-2022 4:50 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC2.1 - Malik - motion 4a
Total members that voted Yes: 21 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Paula Fletcher, Ausma Malik, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Dianne Saxe, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are Vincent Crisanti, Stephen Holyday, Nick Mantas, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

4b - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Ausma Malik (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council amend Recommendation 1.n. by adding the words "and demolished under Chapter 667 of the Toronto Municipal Code and replaced through rental replacement and dwelling room Official Plan policies", so that Recommendation 1.n. now reads as follows:

 

"1.n. Develop a publicly available database to track affordable rental units approved, under construction, built, and demolished under Chapter 667 of the Toronto Municipal Code and replaced through rental replacement and dwelling room Official Plan policies."

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-14-2022 4:51 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC2.1 - Malik - motion 4b
Total members that voted Yes: 25 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Ausma Malik, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Dianne Saxe, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

5a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Alejandra Bravo (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council amend Parts h., i. and o. of Recommendation 1, so they now read as follows:

 

"h. develop community housing intensification plans with specific targets that support and grow existing co-op and non-profit rental homes plus add capacity for the sectors to be able to operate the new homes;

 

i. update the Open Door program and existing affordable housing programs to prioritize partnerships with non-profit and co-operative housing partners to create permanently affordable housing;

 

o. ensure intensification is considered through the lens of the right to adequate housing, complete communities and the growth of infrastructure necessary to support livability, inclusion, sustainability and prosperity."

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-14-2022 4:52 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC2.1 - Bravo - motion 5a
Total members that voted Yes: 25 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Ausma Malik, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Dianne Saxe, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

5b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Alejandra Bravo (Out of Order)

That:

 

1. City Council direct staff to report to the January 11, 2023 meeting of Economic and Community Development Committee with an update on extending shelter hotel leases that are set to expire in April and May 2023, in order to:

 

a. ensure no increased pressure on housing supply; and

 

b. explore all options for City-owned sites and partnerships with other governments to determine if there are sufficient emergency shelter spaces should any rooming house leases not be renewed.

 

2. City Council direct the City Manager to explore all options for City-owned sites, and partnerships with other governments to bring additional spaces online to serve as emergency shelters this winter.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled Motion 5b by Councillor Bravo out of order as emergency shelters are not before Council.


6 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Jamaal Myers (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to report to the Planning and Housing Committee no later than March 2023 on a strategy to protect and expand the Multi-Unit Residential Acquisition program to ensure that actions taken under the 2023 Housing Action Plan do not lead to the loss of affordable housing stock, but rather, open opportunities for trusted operators to provide dignified and safe housing.

 

2. City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to assess the feasibility of the following, and to report to Planning and Housing Committee on:

 

a. establishing an Advisory Committee to City Council to review the licensing by-law and Tribunal decisions, and regularly make recommendations to Council on needed changes to the by-law to ensure affordable housing is maintained and expanded;

 

b. the Advisory Committee include a representative mix of experts, including current operators of multi-tenant houses and tenants; and

 

c. an implementation plan for the Advisory Committee.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-14-2022 5:01 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC2.1 - Myers - motion 6
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Ausma Malik, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Dianne Saxe, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday, James Pasternak
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

7a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Lily Cheng (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council amend Part o of Recommendation 1 so that it now reads as follows:

 

o. Ensure intensification is considered through the lens of complete communities and the growth of infrastructure necessary to support livability, inclusion, sustainability and prosperity and explore an acceleration of infrastructure development to match the acceleration of housing development.

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-14-2022 4:52 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC2.1 - Cheng - motion 7a
Total members that voted Yes: 26 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Stephen Holyday, Ausma Malik, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Dianne Saxe, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

7b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Lily Cheng (Carried)

That City Council request the Province to expand Inclusionary Zoning beyond Protected Major Transit Station Areas.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-14-2022 5:02 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC2.1 - Cheng - motion 7b
Total members that voted Yes: 22 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Ausma Malik, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Dianne Saxe, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Jon Burnside, Stephen Holyday, James Pasternak, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

8 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Lost)

That:

 

1. City Council amend Recommendation 1 by adding the following new part to the Public Accountability on Progress towards Overall Goals section:

 

a. implementing the Office of the Housing Commissioner.

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-14-2022 4:53 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - CC2.1 - Perks - motion 8
Total members that voted Yes: 10 Members that voted Yes are Alejandra Bravo, Shelley Carroll, Paula Fletcher, Ausma Malik, Josh Matlow, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Dianne Saxe
Total members that voted No: 16 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Jon Burnside, Lily Cheng, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Stephen Holyday, Nick Mantas, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-14-2022 4:54 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - CC2.1 - Perks - motion 8 REVOTE
Total members that voted Yes: 9 Members that voted Yes are Alejandra Bravo, Shelley Carroll, Paula Fletcher, Ausma Malik, Josh Matlow, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Gord Perks, Dianne Saxe
Total members that voted No: 17 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Jon Burnside, Lily Cheng, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Stephen Holyday, Nick Mantas, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Motion to Reconsider Vote moved by Councillor Michael Thompson (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council reconsider the vote on motion 8 by Councillor Gord Perks.


9a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council request the Provincial government to maximize density on its one-storey Liquor Control Board of Ontario sites owned by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario on our avenues as The Beer Store has done, and to include affordable housing on these sites.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-14-2022 5:03 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC2.1 - Fletcher - motion 9a
Total members that voted Yes: 25 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Ausma Malik, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Dianne Saxe, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

9b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Director, Waterfront Secretariat report to the February 28, 2023 meeting of the Planning and Housing Committee on the status of PH35.7 - Status update on Achieving Affordable Housing in Villiers Island and EX 27.6 - Next phase of Waterfront Redevelopment.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-14-2022 5:05 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC2.1 - Fletcher - motion 9b
Total members that voted Yes: 26 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Stephen Holyday, Ausma Malik, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Dianne Saxe, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

10a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Lost)

That:

 

1. City Council amend Recommendation 1 by deleting the words "or exceed", so that it now reads as follows:

 

1. City Council direct the City Manager to develop a "2023 Housing Action Plan” for the 2022-2026 term of Council to enable both market, non-market and hybrid housing production in order to achieve or exceed the provincial housing target of 285,000 new homes over the next 10 years, and report to the Executive Committee no later than March 2023 on how this Plan can be actioned. The plan is to include the items listed below and, for each item, the timelines for Council approval and implementation, potential units created and any other considerations.

 

2.  City Council amend Parts n and o of Recommendation 1 so that they now read as follows: 

 

n. Develop a publicly available database to track new housing proposed, approved, under construction and built, including specific affordable rental units approved, under construction and built; and

 

o. Ensure intensification is considered through the lens of complete communities, and the growth of infrastructure necessary to support livability, inclusion, sustainability and prosperity, and the availability and access to local retail and personal services.

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-14-2022 4:56 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - CC2.1 - Holyday - motion 10a
Total members that voted Yes: 6 Members that voted Yes are Jon Burnside, Vincent Crisanti, Stephen Holyday, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 20 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Paula Fletcher, Ausma Malik, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Dianne Saxe, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

10b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Carried)

That City Council request the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to report to the Budget Committee on a proposal to increase rebates and fee relief for first time homebuyers subject to the Municipal Land Transfer Tax.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-14-2022 5:06 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC2.1 - Holyday - motion 10b
Total members that voted Yes: 21 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Lily Cheng, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Stephen Holyday, Ausma Malik, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Dianne Saxe, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Chris Moise, Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

11a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Brad Bradford (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council amend Recommendation 1.m. by adding the words "including the opportunity to increase the residential density at 140 Merton Street", so that Recommendation 1.m. now reads as follows:

 

1.m. revisit approved Housing Now sites, including the opportunity to increase the residential density at 140 Merton Street, with the intention of increasing housing supply and supporting affordable housing delivery.

 

2. City Council amend Recommendation 1 by adding the following new part:

 

a. develop a strategy using feedback from the Rental Housing Opportunities Table to encourage a greater supply of purpose-built rental housing.

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-14-2022 4:58 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC2.1 - Bradford - motion 11a
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Ausma Malik, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Dianne Saxe, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

11b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Brad Bradford (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council request the Province of Ontario to consider the success of the City of Toronto's Rental replacement policies and not advance legislative changes that would result in changes to the City’s Official Plan policies, which have been effective in protecting the rental housing stock within Toronto and provides stability for renters.

 

2. City Council direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, in consultation with the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building and other relevant divisions, to include as part of report back to the Planning and Housing Committee by the third quarter of 2023 on Item PH35.18 - Renoviction Policy - Creating a Framework to Protect Affordable and Mid-range Rental Homes and Deter Renovictions, opportunities to negate displacement of tenants of Multi-Tenant Homes undergoing renovations related to compliance. 

 

3. City Council exempt fraternities and sororities from the Multi-tenant House licensing by-law.

 

4. City Council request Province of Ontario to advance and implement an Ontario Housing Delivery Fund, as outlined in Recommendations 48 and 49 of the Ontario Housing Affordability Task Force Report, to support infrastructure and growth in Toronto.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-14-2022 5:07 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC2.1 - Bradford - motion 11b Part 3
Total members that voted Yes: 19 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Jon Burnside, Lily Cheng, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Stephen Holyday, Nick Mantas, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 6 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Paula Fletcher, Ausma Malik, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Dianne Saxe

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-14-2022 5:09 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC2.1 - Bradford - motion 11a - Adopt the balance of the motion
Total members that voted Yes: 26 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Stephen Holyday, Ausma Malik, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Dianne Saxe, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Dec-14-2022 5:11 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC2.1 - Adopt Part 1 of the Item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Ausma Malik, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Dianne Saxe, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Jon Burnside, Stephen Holyday, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Dec-14-2022 5:12 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC2.1 - Adopt Parts 2 and 3 of the Item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 18 Members that voted Yes are Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Ausma Malik, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Dianne Saxe, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 8 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Jon Burnside, Stephen Holyday, Nick Mantas, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Point of Order by Councillor Shelley Carroll

Councillor Carroll, rising on a Point of Order, requested the Speaker to remind Members what the rule is if Members have an issue with the behavior of other Members, and asked if the rule was for Members to address their issue to the Speaker.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and thanked Councillor Carroll.


Point of Order by Councillor Paula Fletcher

Councillor Fletcher, rising on a Point of Order, offered an apology.


Point of Order by Councillor Shelley Carroll

Councillor Carroll, rising on a Point of Order, stated that her Point of Order has been misunderstood and that she was not looking for an apology from Councillor Fletcher. Councillor Carroll further stated that when Members have an issue with other Councillors' behaviour, they should not directly admonish those Councillors, but they should raise the issue with the Speaker. Councillor Carroll further stated that she was referring to Councillor Burnside's admonishments of various Members of Council.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and thanked Councillor Carroll.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Stephen Holyday

Councillor Holyday, rising on a Point of Privilege, requested the Speaker to help all Members maintain an efficient meeting. Councillor Holyday stated that he detected a personal layer in the debate on motion 11b by Councillor Bradford, noting that it was a serious debate and means a lot to the future of the City. Councillor Holyday reminded Members to act with dignity and honour in the Chamber, and to keep the personal layer out of it.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Privilege and thanked Councillor Holyday.


Point of Order by Councillor Stephen Holyday

Councillor Holyday, rising on a Point of Order, stated that he would like a separate vote on Parts 1 and 2.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that a separate vote would be taken on Parts 1 and 2.


Point of Order by Councillor Josh Matlow

Councillor Matlow, rising on a Point of Order, stated that he would like a separate vote on Parts 1 and 2 of Motion 2a by Deputy Mayor McKelvie.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that a separate vote would be taken on Parts 1 and 2 of Motion 2a by Deputy Mayor McKelvie.

Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council