Item - 2023.MM6.22

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on May 10, 2023 without amendments.

MM6.22 - Recognizing the Importance of Queer History and the Ongoing Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (2SLGBTQ+) Community Presence at Hanlanís Point Beach and Surrounding Area, Ward 10 - by Councillor Ausma Malik, seconded by Councillor Chris Moise

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
10 - Spadina - Fort York

City Council Decision

City Council on May 10, 11 and 12, 2023, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council recognize the eight decades of queer history, community, and the importance of place making at Hanlan’s Point Beach and surrounding area.
 

2. City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, in consultation with City Planning, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and other relevant City Divisions and Agencies, to engage with and incorporate feedback from the community advocacy group, Friends of Hanlan’s, 519 Community Centre, Pride Toronto and Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (2SLGBTQ+) communities about the queer history of Hanlan’s Point Beach and surrounding areas as part of the Toronto Island Master Plan, Cultural Heritage Evaluation Report, and the planned Cultural Heritage Landscape Study, such study to commence at the earliest opportunity.
 

3. City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to establish a community advisory group which includes representatives of Friends of Hanlan's, The 519 Community Centre, the Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (2SLGBTQ+) communities and the relevant City Divisions and Agencies to develop ways to better safeguard the Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (2SLGBTQ+) community at Hanlan’s Point Beach and surrounding area from bigotry, violence, and discrimination, and provide community input on other initiatives or improvements being considered or impacting the Hanlan's Point area.

Background Information (City Council)

Communications (City Council)

(May 8, 2023) Letter from Paul Jonathan Saguil, Chair, Board of Management, The 519 (MM.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/mm/comm/communicationfile-169365.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM6.22 be referred to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.


Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) May-11-2023 2:53 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM6.22 - Adopt the item
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, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Dianne Saxe, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council