Minutes Confirmed on April 18, 2016

Executive Committee

Meeting No.:
13
Contact:
Jennifer Forkes, Committee Administrator
Meeting Date:
Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Phone:
416-392-4666
Start Time:
9:30 AM
E-mail:
exc@toronto.ca
Location:
Committee Room 1, City Hall
Chair:
Mayor John Tory

EX13.1 - Follow-Up Report on a Local Appeal Body (LAB) for Toronto

(Submitted for City Council Consideration on March 31, 2016)
Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Public Notice Given

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council adopt the Local Appeal Body Governance Structure in Attachment 1 to the report (February 24, 2016) from the City Manager.

 

2.  City Council direct that a separate Toronto Municipal Code Chapter be established for the Local Appeal Body substantially as provided for in Attachment 2 to the report (February 24, 2016) from the City Manager and authorize the City Solicitor to bring forward a By-law implementing the Local Appeal Body once the following activities have been completed to the satisfaction of the City Manager, in consultation with the City Solicitor:

 

a.  the Local Appeal Body Members including a Chair have been appointed by City Council;

 

b.  appropriate space has been secured, equipped and furnished, to accommodate the Local Appeal Body;

 

c.  orientation and training of Members and staff has been completed; and

 

d.  a draft Procedural By-law and draft policies, practices and procedures have been prepared for the Local Appeal Body's consideration.

 

3.  City Council approve a $500 appeal fee per appellant per hearing, to appeal a minor variance and/or consent decision of the Committee of Adjustment to the Local Appeal Body, and the City Solicitor be authorized to amend Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 441, Fees and Charges concurrently with a By-law implementing the Local Appeal Body.

  

4.  City Council approve a Lease between the City of Toronto (as Tenant) and the Toronto Public Library Board (as Landlord) for premises at 40 Orchard View Boulevard, for use by the Local Appeal Body, substantially on the terms and conditions as set out in Attachment 3 to the report (February 24, 2016) from the City Manager, and on such other additional or revised terms and conditions as may be mutually agreeable to the Chief Corporate Officer and the City Librarian, in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor, with the Chief Corporate Officer administering and managing the Lease on behalf of the City, including the provisions of any consents, approvals, waivers and notices, including notice of termination, provided that the Chief Corporate Officer may, at any time, refer consideration of such matter to City Council for its determination and direction, and the Lease be subject to Toronto Public Library Board approval.

 

5.  City Council authorize the Court Services Division to provide administrative support to the Local Appeal Body and coordinate its implementation.

 

6.  City Council approve the transfer of the 2016 Operating Budget from the Non Program Account for the implementation of the Local Appeal Body of $1.536 million gross and $1.479 million net to the Court Services Operating Budget, as well as an increase in the Court Services approved staff complement by 6 permanent positions, increasing the complement from 282 to 288 positions.

 

7.  City Council approve the creation of a capital project entitled Local Appeal Body Facility Renovations with a total project cost of $1.577 million as part of the Court Services Capital Program with annual cash flows of $1.0 million in 2016 and $0.577 million in 2017; funded from a contribution to capital of $0.391 million and a contribution of $1.186 million from the Capital Financing Reserve.

 

8.  City Council authorize the City Manager, in consultation with the City Solicitor and the Director, Court Services, to prepare the necessary draft policies, practices and procedures to enable Local Appeal Body hearings for consideration by the Local Appeal Body prior to the commencement of its first hearing.

 

9.  City Council establish a Local Appeal Body Nominating Panel, composed of three citizen members appointed by City Council on recommendation of the Civic Appointment Committee, to short-list, interview and recommend candidates directly to City Council for appointment to the Local Appeal Body.

 

10.  City Council approve a one-year Mediation Pilot Project on a City-wide basis with respect to minor variance and consent applications and request the City Manager, in consultation with the Director of Court Services, to report to the Executive Committee one year after the implementation of the Mediation Pilot Project with an evaluation.

 

11.  City Council approve the transfer from the Non Program Account of the 2016 Operating Budget for the Mediation Pilot Project of $200,000 gross and net to Court Services Operating Budget.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Director, Strategic and Corporate Policy; the Director, Strategic Initiatives, Policy and Analysis, City Planning; the Director, Corporate Policy, Strategic and Corporate Policy; and the Director, Planning and Administrative Tribunal Law gave a presentation on Establishing a Local Appeal Body for Toronto.

Origin

(February 24, 2016) Report from the City Manager

Summary

At its meeting of June 30, 2015, Executive Committee considered a report from the City Manager, Implementation of a Local Appeal Body (LAB) for Toronto.  The Committee referred the report to the City Manager to report further on a number of additional matters including a review and consultation on establishing a mediation program related to Committee of Adjustment decisions prior to an appeal being heard by the appeal authority as well as an update on related legislative initiatives.  This report responds to Executive Committee's request.

 

Mediation Program

 

City staff undertook research and consultation with key stakeholders related to a mediation program for land use planning disputes related to minor variance and consent applications.  While research shows limited experience with using mediation for land use planning disputes, in general, mediation has been demonstrated to be an effective tool for resolving disputes between parties outside of the formal legal or adjudicative process.

 

Given the general benefits of mediation as a means of resolving disputes, a pilot program to test the impact of mediation with respect to appeals of Committee of Adjustment decisions is recommended.

 

Update on Legislative Initiatives

 

The Province of Ontario recently approved amendments to the Development Charges Act and the Planning Act through Bill 73: Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015, including changes intended to improve the decision-making and effectiveness of Committees of Adjustment.  The Province has not yet announced an in-force date for these changes.

 

City Council requested a range of legislative amendments to the City of Toronto Act, 2006 that will impact the Local Appeal Body including authority for the City to dissolve or change a Local Appeal Body and recover the costs of a Local Appeal Body through the application planning process.  It is anticipated that legislative amendments to the City of Toronto Act (COTA) will be introduced in spring 2016.  It is unknown whether the Province will make the changes requested by City Council. 

 

Implementing a Local Appeal Body for Toronto

 

City Council at its June 2014 meeting, approved the establishment of a Local Appeal Body for Toronto to adjudicate Toronto-based appeals of Committee of Adjustment decisions pursuant to section 45 of the Planning Act (related to minor variances) and section 53 of the Planning Act (related to consents). The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) would remain responsible for conducting hearings on appeals related to Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments, site plan applications and decisions related to subdivisions.  If there are related appeals with the Ontario Municipal Board and the Local Appeal Body, the Ontario Municipal Board rather than the Local Appeal Body has jurisdiction to hear all matters.

 

As instructed by City Council, this report recommends the governance structure, administrative structure, office space requirements, as well as an appeal fee, needed to move forward with the implementation of Local Appeal Body.  The governance and associated implementation details are substantively the same as provided in the report to Executive Committee in June 2015 with the exception of the appeal fee.  City staff reviewed the appeal fee and recommend an appeal fee of $500 rather than $1000 to ensure reasonable access to persons seeking adjudication.

 

The implementation of the Local Appeal Body requires one-time operating costs ($0.561 million in start-up costs to equip and fit-out office space), $1.689 million gross and $1.517 million net in ongoing annual operating costs to operate the Local Appeal Body, as well as $1.577 million in capital costs for the construction of the office space and hearing rooms. 

 

In addition to the above costs, an additional $0.050 million will be required for a Mediation Pilot Project in the North York District that will address disputes on minor variance and consent applications.

 

Upon adoption of this report, implementation will commence including:

 

-  recruiting and appointing members and a chair to the Local Appeal Body;

-  securing and readying space for the Local Appeal Body to operate;

-  drafting required by-laws and policies for the Local Appeal Body's consideration; and

-  training and orientation of administrative staff and Local Appeal Body members.

Background Information

(February 24, 2016) Report and Attachments 1 to 5 from the City Manager on Follow-Up Report on a Local Appeal Body (LAB) for Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90722.pdf
(March 2, 2016) Notice of Public Meeting - Proposed Local Appeal Body (LAB) Fee
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90764.pdf
(March 9, 2016) Presentation from the City Manager on Establishing a Local Appeal Body for Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90913.pdf

Communications

(March 8, 2016) Letter from Allan Kivi, Chair, Residential Neighbourhoods Working Group-South Eglinton Ratepayers' and Residents' Association (EX.Supp.EX13.1.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-59377.pdf
(March 8, 2016) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chairs, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Association (FoNTRA) (EX.New.EX13.1.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-59400.pdf
(March 9, 2016) Letter from Timothy Dobson, Chairman, Lakeshore Planning Council Corp. (EX.New.EX13.1.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-59401.pdf

Speakers

Geoff Kettel, Co-Chair, Federation of North Toronto Residents Associations (FoNTRA)
Eileen Denny, President, Teddington Park Residents Association Inc.
Councillor Mary Fragedakis
Councillor Josh Matlow
Councillor Frances Nunziata
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Paula Fletcher
Councillor Shelley Carroll

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)

That:

 

1.  Recommendation 10 be amended by deleting the words "in the North York District" and inserting the words "on a City-wide basis" and deleting the words "report back to Planning and Growth Management Committee on the effectiveness  of the pilot project in reducing matters appealed to the appeal authority" and inserting the words " to report to the Executive Committee one year after the implementation of the Mediation Pilot Project with an evaluation" so that it reads as follows:

 

10.  City Council approve a one-year Mediation Pilot Project on a City-wide basis with respect to minor variance and consent applications and request the City Manager, in consultation with the Director of Court Services, to report to the Executive Committee one year after the implementation of the Mediation Pilot Project with an evaluation.

 

2. Recommendation 11 be amended by deleting the figure "$0.050 million" and inserting the figure "$200,000" so it reads as follows:

 

11.  City Council approve the transfer from the Non Program Account of the 2016 Operating Budget for the Mediation Pilot Project of $200,000 gross and net to Court Services Operating Budget.


2 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Mar-09-2016

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 12 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Michelle Holland, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Frank Di Giorgio
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

EX13.2 - Follow-up Report on Amendments to Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 140, Lobbying ("Lobbying By-law")

(Submitted for City Council Consideration on March 31, 2016)
Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council enact amendments to Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 140, Lobbying, as outlined in Attachment 1 to the report (February 23, 2016) from the City Manager, that will:

 

a.  require that consultant lobbyists disclose their ultimate client.

 

b.  enable the Lobbyist Registrar to impose conditions for registration, continued registration or renewal of registration against a lobbyist who has been found in breach of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 140, Lobbying, as permitted by section 166 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006.

 

c.  enable the Lobbyist Registrar to impose a temporary ban against a lobbyist who has been found in breach of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 140, Lobbying from communicating with public office holders for a specified period of time, as permitted by section 166 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006.

  

2.  City Council request the City Manager, in consultation with the Lobbyist Registrar and the City Solicitor, to review the requirements for not-for-profits organizations and labour unions, and Fire Services, Toronto Paramedic Services, Toronto Police Service and their associations to register, and report to Executive Committee with amendments to Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 140, Lobbying as required.

Origin

(February 23, 2016) Report from the City Manager

Summary

This report responds to Executive Committee's request to undertake consultation on proposed amendments to the City’s Lobbying By-law and report further including results from jurisdictional research.  Executive Committee also asked for clarification of whether requests for meetings with Councillors or their staff resulted in actual meetings or phone calls.

 

The proposed amendments to the Lobbying By-law include:

 

-  Require lobbyists to disclose their ultimate client;

 

-  Enable the Lobbyist Registrar to impose conditions for registration pursuant to the City of Toronto

Act, 2006 after a breach of the Lobbying By-law; and

 

-  Enable the Lobbyist Registrar to impose a temporary ban on lobbying activities pursuant to the City of Toronto Act, 2006 after a breach of the Lobbying By-law.

 

The City Manager's Office, in consultation with the Lobbyist Registrar, completed research on twelve Canadian jurisdictions and implemented a public consultation process on the proposed amendments including an online survey, direct email and a public meeting.  The results of the jurisdictional research and public consultation were considered in the preparation of this report.

 

Disclosure of Ultimate Client

 

This report recommends that the City’s Lobbying By-law be amended to require lobbyists to disclose their ultimate client.  Notwithstanding that the jurisdictions reviewed do not require this disclosure in their lobbying legislation; it is appropriate in Toronto’s complex lobbying context.

 

The Federal Lobbyist Registry and Toronto Lobbyist Registry have both identified a recent trend of lobbying firms sub-contracting consultant lobbyists to undertake lobbying for a specific client.  This trend undermines the fundamental purpose of a lobbying regime, which is that lobbying is a legitimate activity but must be transparent in order that the public knows who is lobbying whom.  A requirement for consultant lobbyists to disclose their ultimate client will address this issue; and enhance transparency and accountability.

 

Enhanced Tools to Enforce the City's Lobbying By-law

 

This report recommends amendments to the Lobbying By-law to enable the Lobbyist Registrar to impose conditions for registration and a temporary ban on a lobbyist who has breached the Lobbying By-law.  These amendments provide a fair, escalating continuum of tools to the Lobbyist Registrar to enforce the City's Lobbying By-law.  This continuum provides preventative measures such as training and compliance plans for minor, incidental infractions of the by-law to more punitive measures (escalating temporary ban) for serious, repetitive and egregious breaches. 

 

Conditions for Registration

 

This amendment will formalize the tools (including training and compliance plans) the Lobbyist Registrar uses to encourage compliance after a minor or incidental breach of the by-law and enable their enforcement.  The City of Toronto Act, 2006 enables the Lobbyist Registrar to impose conditions on a registration. Toronto will be the first jurisdiction in Canada to include this authority in its lobbying legislation.

 

Temporary Ban

 

Many jurisdictions in Canada enable their Lobbyist Registrars/Commissioners to impose a temporary ban on lobbying for breaches to their lobbying legislation.  The time lines for a temporary ban proposed for Toronto are generally consistent with other jurisdictions. The public consultation process identified concerns about procedural fairness with respect to temporary ban.  A process for procedural fairness when the Lobbyist Registrar imposes a temporary ban on lobbying has been included in the recommended by-law amendment.

 

Legislative Changes

 

City Council recently requested amendments to the City of Toronto Act, 2006 to extend the time line for the Lobbyist Registrar to pursue charges under the Provincial Offences Act for breaches of the Lobbying By-law from 6 months to two-years and provide authority to the Lobbyist Registrar to impose administrative monetary penalties (AMPs).  These legislative changes will also provide the Lobbyist Registrar with a range of tools within an escalating regulatory regime based on the facts of the case and seriousness of the breach.

 

Clarification of Registration for Requests to Meet

 

The Lobbyist Registry is currently not able to distinguish whether a request for a meeting with a Councillor or their staff actually occurred.  The Lobbyist Registrar has included this request for consideration in the business analysis of its 2016 Information Technology State of Good Repair (SOGR) project to update and improve the lobbyist registry system.

Background Information

(February 23, 2016) Report and Attachments 1 and 2 from the City Manager on Follow-up Report on Amendments to Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 140, Lobbying (Lobbying By-law")
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90749.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)

That City Council request the City Manager, in consultation with the Lobbyist Registrar and the City Solicitor, to review the requirements for not-for-profits organizations and labour unions, and Fire Services, Toronto Paramedic Services, Toronto Police Service and their associations to register and report to Executive Committee with amendments to Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 140, Lobbying as required.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Mar-09-2016

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 11 Members that voted Yes are Gary Crawford, Frank Di Giorgio, Michelle Holland, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

2 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)

EX13.3 - Developing Toronto's Transit Network Plan: Phase 1

(Submitted for City Council Consideration on March 31, 2016)
Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that: 

 

1.  City Council request the City Manager and Metrolinx to finalize the technical and planning analysis phase for SmartTrack and prepare background studies required for Transit Project Assessment Processes (TPAPs), by completing the following:

 

a.  review the approved environmental assessment for the Eglinton West LRT extension from Mount Dennis to the Mississauga Airport Corporate Centre (MACC) and Pearson Airport to optimize design, and remove the heavy rail options on the western corridor from further consideration;

 

b.  complete the analysis for SmartTrack/GO RER integration options C and D, and remove from consideration the Separate and Parallel SmartTrack option, option A and option B, as defined in table 3 in the report (March 3, 2016) from the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning; and

 

i.  that the St. Clair West Station being recommended in the integrated GO RER/SmartTrack Options C and D be further considered within the context of the ongoing employment growth in the immediate area, and the purpose of the St. Clair Avenue West (EROW) and St. Clair Avenue Study; and

 

c.  report to the June 28, 2016 Executive Committee and June 28, 2016 Metrolinx Board meetings with the recommended SmartTrack concept.

 

2.  City Council direct the City Manager to request Metrolinx to assess the requirement for grade separation at Progress Avenue as part of the infrastructure required by the Province to implement Regional Express Rail (RER) in the City of Toronto and include the results of the review as part of the RER costs and associated municipal impacts to be included in the June 28, 2016 report to Executive Committee.

 

3.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to complete the review of corridor options and related work for the Scarborough Subway Extension, and in doing so:

 

a.  remove the Bellamy corridor from further consideration;

 

b.  remove the Scarborough Express Rail (SmartSpur) from further consideration;

 

c.  develop recommendations to integrate the proposed optimized Eglinton East LRT into the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus secondary plan; and identify areas in need of an Avenue Study to facilitate intensification along the proposed LRT corridor in consultation with the Toronto Transit Commission, Metrolinx and the University of Toronto.

 

d.  report to the June 28, 2016 Executive Committee on Part c above, along with a recommended preferred corridor and alignment, and number and location of stations for the Scarborough Subway Extension.

 

4.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to work with Metrolinx to create an expedited project delivery schedule for the Eglinton Crosstown East LRT, and report to the June 28, 2016 meeting of Executive Committee.

 

5.  City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission Board to request the Toronto Transit Commission to add to its service plan the north-south bus route designed for Ward 43 in 2010, considered at its Board meeting on March 24, 2014 for further study, to facilitate ridership to support for the Eglinton Crosstown East LRT.

 

6.  City Council approve Pape to Downtown via Queen/Richmond as the preferred corridor for the Relief Line project and request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Toronto Transit Commission to report the preferred alignment and stations to the June 28, 2016 Executive Committee.

 

7.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report to the June 28, 2016 Executive Committee with an update on the Waterfront Transit Reset Study.

 

8.  City Council direct the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to include the transit network plan priorities for the next 15 years in the inventory of projects for funding consideration in the development of the City's fiscal plan.

 

9.  City Council direct the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to undertake additional consultation and stakeholder engagement with respect to the transit network plan and rapid transit expansion projects outlined in the report (March 3, 2016) from the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in advance of the June 28, 2016 report to Executive Committee.

 

10.  City Council request that the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to review and consider the transportation needs of the employment zone surrounding Toronto Pearson International Airport in the development of the transit network plan and transit expansions on projects outlined in the report (March 3, 2016) from the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

11.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission to include in their Fall 2016 re-evaluation of all candidate projects using "Feeling Congested?" criteria, a cost range and funding options for an environmental assessment for the Downsview Station - Sheppard -Yonge Line connection as outlined in Communication EX13.3.8. 

 

12.  City Council direct the City Manager to report to the Executive Committee by the end of 2016 on potential projects to be included in phase two of the City's Transit Network Plan, such plan to include priority transit projects which connect urban growth centres across the City, in order to address the intensification that had already occurred and to ensure that the City's transit planning keeps pace with the development of the City's Urban growth centres.

 

13. City Council direct the City Manager and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to forward the report and appendices (March 3, 2016) from the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to Metrolinx for consideration in the review of the Regional Transportation Plan ("The Big Move"), and Regional Express Rail planning.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and the Executive Director, Strategic and Corporate Policy gave a presentation on Developing Toronto's Transit Network Plan: Phase 1.

Origin

(March 3, 2016) Report from the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Summary

Significant investment has been made by all three orders of government to expand the transit network and address years of underinvestment in a critical infrastructure system for Toronto. The Toronto York-Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE), Eglinton LRT (Mount Dennis to Kennedy) and Finch West LRT will be in service by 2021. In order to sustain recent progress, planning for new transit expansion projects must keep pace given the lead times to plan, design and build complex infrastructure. The purpose of this report is to recommend advancing planning and technical analysis on SmartTrack, Scarborough Subway Extension, Relief Line and Waterfront Transit, in order to set the stage for upcoming discussions on funding and financing new transit. In particular, this report recommends:

 

- Finalizing the SmartTrack concept by narrowing the planning analysis to focus on key elements: an optimized Eglinton West LRT extension to Pearson Airport; and two SmartTrack/GO RER integration options that propose an urban service frequency at 11 existing GO RER stations with 4 to 8 new stations on the Kitchener GO and Stouffville/Lakeshore East GO Corridors;

 

- Approving Pape to Downtown via Queen/Richmond as the preferred corridor for the Relief Line, and proceed to determine the preferred alignment and stations;

 

- Completing the review of corridor options and related work for the Scarborough Subway Extension, and develop recommendations to integrate the proposed, optimized Eglinton East LRT into the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus secondary plan; and identify areas in need of an Avenue Study to facilitate intensification along the proposed LRT corridor.

 

- Provide an update on Phase 1 work related to the Waterfront Transit Reset Study in June 2016.

Each project has an integral role in the development of a transit network plan for Toronto that achieves the goals of serving people, strengthening places and supporting prosperity. Taking into consideration projects under construction, planned, and identified in the Official Plan long list of projects, a preliminary transit network plan for the next 15 years is being developed. It is critical to note that this does not represent a full build out of our transit network. This report introduces that vision for Toronto and next steps to review and refine the plan in consultation with the public and key partners, including Metrolinx and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).

 

Background

 

Over the past few years, City Council directed City staff to review various transit expansion projects in consultation with the TTC and Metrolinx. Each of these projects are at various stages of the planning and approvals process, with some projects having funding commitments from the City, provincial and federal governments.

 

In late 2013, the Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE) was approved by City Council and staff were directed to undertake a Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP). In 2014, City Council directed the Chief Planner to initiate planning for the Relief Line project. In early 2015, City Council approved a work plan for reviewing SmartTrack and its integration with the Province of Ontario's Regional Express Rail (GO RER) program announced in 2014. In December 2015, City Council requested the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B to undertake a comprehensive review of Waterfront transit opportunities. In 2016, Executive Committee directed staff to re-examine the planned Scarborough rapid transit network and to include an optimized network solution in the analysis which includes an express SSE; extension of the Eglinton LRT East to the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC); and SmartTrack/ GO RER.

 

This report brings together all transit projects currently under study, in order to consider each within the context of their contribution to the transit network as a whole. A systems approach is critical given the complex and interconnected nature of the transit network, and the desire of the City to guide transit infrastructure investment that will serve people, strengthen places and support prosperity. These three strategic objectives are embedded within the "Feeling Congested?" Rapid Transit Evaluation Framework (RTEF), which is used to assess individual projects and guide prioritization of future rapid transit projects from a planning perspective.

 

Developing Toronto's Transit Network Plan

 

The identification of future transit network priorities is critical to ensuring that planning and technical work advances on rapid transit projects that will be required to address the future growth and transit needs of the City. This work will be integrated with and developed collaboratively with Metrolinx in light of the Regional Transportation Plan review. The timeframe to plan, design and build rapid transit expansion projects can be significant depending on the technology, existing infrastructure, and conditions. For example, a complex project such as the Relief Line subway has an estimated schedule of 13+ years to move from initial project planning to the in-service date. A long term vision and upfront planning ensures network priority projects are in a state of readiness to be considered for funding and investment. The transit network vision is also a key input to a broader assessment of the infrastructure needs and priorities of the City. This report sets the stage for discussion on funding and financing transit expansion infrastructure for the next 15 years through the City's fiscal plan, being lead by City finance staff.

 

Based on the Feeling Congested? RTEF, the preliminary network analysis undertaken by City Planning division in 2013 identified the top performing projects for consideration within the next 15 years. The top ten projects include the Relief line (and extension), Scarborough-Malvern LRT, Sheppard RT, Waterfront Transit East and West, Eglinton LRT East and West extensions, Jane LRT and Steeles BRT. The Yonge Relief Network Study recently completed by Metrolinx, recommended that planning for the Yonge North Subway Extension be developed at the same pace as the Relief Line. SmartTrack and GO RER are projects that were introduced post-2013 and will be included in the refinement of the Feeling Congested? network evaluation scheduled to be undertaken in late 2016. This updated network plan will look beyond the next 15 years, identifying a recommended full network build out. The Chief Planner & Executive Director, City Planning will report to City Council in early 2017 on the updated network plan (Phase 2) as part of the proposed package of transportation policy updates to the Official Plan.

 

However, development of the City's recommended network plan for Toronto is an iterative process that will require further refinement based on the findings of ongoing or future project assessments. Appropriate sequencing of the range of projects will be the subject of further analysis. The resulting outputs will need to be further consulted upon with the TTC, Metrolinx and the public. This includes determining where there is alignment between the City's priorities and Metrolinx's regional planning and prioritization.

 

Next Steps

 

Subject to City Council direction to proceed with planning and technical work on key projects, a further report will be brought to the June 28, 2016 Executive Committee in order to achieve the following:

 

- Seek City Council approval for the recommended SmartTrack concept and business case and initiate discussions on funding and financing with the Provincial and Federal governments;

 

- Recommend the preferred alignment and stations for the Relief Line project and seek City Council authority to commence the formal TPAP process;

 

- Recommend the preferred Scarborough Transit network solution, including the preferred alignment for the SSE and seek authority to commence the formal TPAP process. Potential recommendations on amending the environmental assessment for the Eglinton East LRT extension may be brought forward;

 

- Provide findings on the Waterfront Transit Reset Study, and report on next steps;

 

- Provide an update on the GTHA Fare Integration study, including the City's own review and analysis of the implications of potential new fare structures proposed by Metrolinx; and

 

- Continue to advance refinements to the transit network vision for the City beyond the recommendations contained in this report, targeting report out in the first quarter of 2017.

 

Background Information

(March 3, 2016) Report from the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Developing Toronto's Transit Network Plan - Phase 1
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90854.pdf
Appendix 1 - Transit Network Analysis
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90855.pdf
(January 18, 2016) Attachment 1 to Appendix 1 - SmartTrack Ridership Forecast
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90864.pdf
(February 29, 2016) Attachment 2 to Appendix 1- SmartTrack Ridership Forecast Including Scarborough Subway Extension
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90865.pdf
(February 16, 2016) Attachment 3 to Appendix 1 - SmartTrack Ridership Forecast Including Relief Line
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90866.pdf
Attachment 4 to Appendix 1 - Growth Assumptions
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90867.pdf
(February 29, 2016) Attachment 5 to Appendix 1 - Peer Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90868.pdf
Appendix 2 - Metrolinx Board Report: Integrating GO RER and SmartTrack
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90856.pdf
Appendix 3 - SmartTrack: Western Corridor Heavy Rail Options Assessment (Memorandum from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90857.pdf
Appendix 4 - February 12, 2016 Letter from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to President and CEO, Metrolinx
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90858.pdf
Appendix 5 - Metrolinx Public Information Session Station Boards
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90880.pdf
Appendix 6 - Relief Line Project Assessment
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90881.pdf
(February 24, 2016) Report from the City Manager on Developing Toronto's Transit Network Plan - Notice of Pending Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90869.pdf
(March 9, 2016) Presentation from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division on Developing Toronto's Transit Network Plan: Phase 1
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90912.pdf

Communications

(March 7, 2016) E-mail from Bruce Budd, Vice-President, Transport Action Canada and Peter Miasek, President, Transport Action Ontario (EX.Supp.EX13.3.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-59394.pdf
(March 7, 2016) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (EX.Supp.EX13.3.2)
(March 7, 2016) E-mail from Michele Cummings, President, Corktown Residents and Business Association (EX.Supp.EX13.3.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-59378.pdf
(March 8, 2016) Letter from the Airport Employment Zone Coalition, forwarded by Ingrid Pringle (EX.New.EX13.3.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-59402.pdf
(March 8, 2016) Letter from Councillor Josh Matlow (EX.New.EX13.3.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-59403.pdf
(March 8, 2016) Letter from Councillor Vincent Crisanti (EX.New.EX13.3.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-59404.pdf
(March 9, 2016) Submission from Bruce Budd (EX.New.EX13.3.7)
(February 5, 2016) Letter from Toronto Transit Commission, submitted by Councillor Pasternak (EX.New.EX13.3.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-59409.pdf
(March 9, 2016) E-mail from Daniel Connor (EX.New.EX13.3.9)
(March 9, 2016) Submission from Hamish Wilson (EX.New.EX13.3.10)

Speakers

Stephen Wickens
Andre Sorenson, Chair, Department of Human Geography, University of Toronto Scarborough
Hamish Wilson
Peter Miasek, President, Transport Action Ontario
Bruce Budd, Vice-President, Transport Action Canada
Michael Rosenberg
Andrew Arifuzzaman, Chief Administrative Officer, University of Toronto Scarborough
Jim Jones, Regional Councillor, City of Markham
Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Joe Mihevc
Councillor Mary Fragedakis
Councillor Josh Matlow
Councillor Stephen Holyday
Councillor Gord Perks
Councillor Shelley Carroll
Councillor Paula Fletcher
Councillor Anthony Perruzza
Councillor Josh Colle
Councillor Frances Nunziata

Motions

1a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Michael Thompson (Carried)

That City Council request that the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to review and consider the transportation needs of the employment  zone surrounding Toronto Pearson International Airport in the development of the transit network plan and transit expansions on projects outlined in this report.


1b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Michael Thompson (Carried)

That City Council direct the City Manager to request Metrolinx to assess the requirement for grade separation at Progress Avenue as part of the infrastructure required by the Province to implement Regional Express Rail (RER) in the City of Toronto and include the results of the review as part of the RER costs and associated municipal impacts to be included in the June 28, 2016 report to Executive Committee. 


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Carried)

That the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission include in their Fall 2016 re-evaluation of all candidate projects using "Feeling Congested?" criteria, a cost range and funding options for an environmental assessment for the Downsview Station - Sheppard -Yonge Line connection as outlined in Communication EX13.3.8.


3a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Lost)

That City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planner to develop an Avenue Study in the vicinity of Kingston Road from Celeste Drive (Guildwood GO Station) to the intersection of Kingston Road and Old Kingston Road.


3b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

That City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to work with Metrolinx to create an expedited project delivery schedule for the Eglinton Crosstown East LRT, and report to the June 28, 2016 meeting of Executive Committee.


3c - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Lost)

That Recommendation 2b be deleted and replaced with the following:

 

"2b.  Include Scarborough Express Rail (SmartSpur) to Centennial College via Scarborough Town Centre in ongoing modelling work, at frequencies of ten, six, and four minutes, in networks with and without the one-stop Scarborough Subway Extension, with the impact on Bloor-Yonge transfer traffic in the same format as provided for the Yonge Subway Extension model results as listed on Attachment 3 to Appendix 1 to the report (March 3, 2016) from the City Manager."

Vote (Amend Item) Mar-09-2016

Result: Lost Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 1 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie
Total members that voted No: 11 Members that voted No are Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Frank Di Giorgio, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Michelle Holland

3d - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

That City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission Board to request the Toronto Transit Commission to add to its service plan the north-south bus route designed for Ward 43 in 2010, considered at its Board meeting on March 24, 2014 for further study, to facilitate ridership to support for the Eglinton Crosstown East LRT.


3e - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Lost)

That a new part be added to Recommendation 2 as follows:

 

"2e.  Request the TTC Board to request the TTC to report on a possible enhanced bus service for the Toronto Zoo as a destination with the Eglinton Crosstown East LRT."


4 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)

That a new part be added to Recommendation 1b as follows:

 

 

"i.  and that the St. Clair West Station being recommended in the integrated GO RER/SmartTrack Options C and D be further considered within the context of the ongoing employment growth in the immediate area, and the purpose of the St. Clair Avenue West (EROW) and St. Clair Avenue Study."


5 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)

That City Council direct the City Manager to report to the Executive Committee by the end of 2016 on potential projects to be included in phase two of the City's Transit Network Plan, such plan to include priority transit projects which connect urban growth centres across the City, in order to address the intensification that had already occurred and to ensure that the City's transit planning keeps pace with the development of the City's Urban growth centres. 


6 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Mar-09-2016

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 12 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Frank Di Giorgio, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Michelle Holland

EX13.4 - McNicoll Bus Garage - Costing Review

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Withdrawn
Wards:
All

Committee Decision

The Executive Committee:

 

1.  Withdrew the item from the agenda.

Origin

(February 24, 2016) Report from the City Manager

Summary

On September 21, 2015, Executive Committee requested the City Manager in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), to report to Executive Committee on a financial analysis and cost breakdown of the expenditures for the proposed Toronto Transit Commission McNicoll Bus Garage approved by City Council. Executive Committee requested the review include an examination of project delivery options, and costs of similar garages in other jurisdictions (EX8.38).

 

This placeholder report is to advise that the City Manager will be providing the requested report to the March 9, 2016 meeting of the Executive Committee. Additional time has been required to complete the report to ensure proper consultation and collaboration across the Toronto Transit Commission and City divisions.

Background Information

(February 24, 2016) Report from the City Manager on McNicoll Bus Garage - Costing Review - Notice of Pending Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90748.pdf

Communications

(January 6, 2016) Submission from Nelson Wong, including the Mon Sheong Foundation Objection Submission to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (June 22, 2015) (EX.Main.EX13.4.1)
(March 6, 2016) Letter from Patricia Sinclair (EX.Supp.EX13.4.2)
(March 8, 2016) Letter from Karen Fung (EX.Supp.EX13.4.3)
(March 8, 2016) E-mail from Sanson Yee (EX.Supp.EX13.4.4)
(March 9, 2016) Letter from Lisa Chan (EX.New.EX13.4.5)

Motions

1 - Motion to Withdraw an Item moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)

EX13.5 - Renaming of Harbourfront Community Centre Board of Management and Facility to Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre

(Submitted for City Council Consideration on March 31, 2016)
Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
20 - Trinity-Spadina

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the name change of the Board of Management of the Harbourfront Community Centre to the Board of Management of the Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre.

 

2.  City Council approve the name change of the Harbourfront Community Centre to the Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre.

 

3.  City Council authorize the appropriate officials to amend former City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 25, Community and Recreation Centres, the City of Toronto's Relationship Framework with the Association of Community Centres and any applicable policies or governance documents, by deleting "Harbourfront Community Centre" throughout and replacing it with "Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre."

Origin

(February 24, 2016) Report from the City Manager

Summary

In November, 2015, the Board of Management of the Harbourfront Community Centre approved a change to its name to the Board of Management of the Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre, and a change to the name of its facility to Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre, subject to City Council approval. The proposed name is intended to support the Community Centre in positioning itself through a more distinctive brand, to lessen confusion with other similarly named agencies, and better position the community centre to leverage financial partnerships with various stakeholders.

 

This report seeks City Council approval of the name change proposed by the Harbourfront Community Centre Board of Management. The Agency has undertaken extensive consultations with the Ward Councillor, general membership and key community stakeholders. This report recommends the renaming of the local board of the City of Toronto under the authority of sections 141, 145 and 146 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, which authorize the City to name and change a local board, and requires Council's approval.

Background Information

(February 24, 2016) Report from the City Manager on Renaming of Harbourfront Community Centre Board of Management and Facility to Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90680.pdf
Schedule A - Rebranding for the Waterfront
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90681.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)

EX13.6 - 2015 Pan American / Parapan American Games - City Expenditures and Related Legacies

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Decision

The Executive Committee received the report (February 26, 2016) from the City Manager for information.

Origin

(February 26, 2016) Report from the City Manager

Summary

From July 10 to 26 and August 7 to 15, 2015, Toronto was host to the TORONTO 2015 Pan American / Parapan American Games. With over 12,000 athletes and officials, 51 sports, and 41 participating nations, the Games were the largest multi-sport event ever held in Canada. In total, the Games drew over two million attendees to sport and culture events last summer.

 

Toronto was the official Host City of the Games. A Multi-Party Agreement ("MPA") governed the Games and described the roles, responsibilities and primary funding and service commitments of six key delivery partners, including the City.

 

Through the MPA and subsequent Council approvals, the City committed to cost-sharing 11 projects delivered through the Pan Am Games capital program, with legacy benefits for Toronto neighbourhoods. All Pan Am capital projects achieved substantial completion prior to the Games and are now accessible to community users. The City's total contribution to the capital programs is projected to be $79.440 million or roughly 17 percent below the budgeted amount ($95.530 million).

 

The City provided a range of municipal services in accordance with the MPA and additional partnership agreements with the Province and TO2015, the organizing committee for the Games. Under these agreements, the City provided, at its own expense, planning and preparation support and normal service levels during the Games. The City was reimbursed for any incremental (i.e., above normal) services requested and delivered during the Games period. Excluding security related costs incurred by the Toronto Police Service which are fully covered by the Province of Ontario, the total projected cost for municipal services provided by City divisions and agencies for the Games, during 2014 and 2015, is $13.704 million gross ($5.451 million net).

 

In recognition of Toronto's unique and important Host City role, City Council also approved up to $20 million in funding to support a Host City Showcase Program (HCSP) to advance the City goals in economic, social, cultural, and sport development through the Games. Elements of HCSP included the PANAMANIA festival at Nathan Phillips Square, a marketing and tourism program and various community-level initiatives. The total actual and projected City expenditure for HCSP is $18.071 million. This investment leveraged just under $9.5 million in partner contributions to various showcase initiatives. 

 

This report provides summary information on City expenditures for the capital program, Games operations and the Host City Showcase Program. In order to inform Council consideration of future international hosting opportunities, this report also summarizes the key public legacies and outcomes associated with the City's investment in the Games.

Background Information

(February 26, 2016) Report from the City Manager on 2015 Pan American / Parapan American Games - City Expenditures and Related Legacies
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90747.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

EX13.7 - Program Advisory Bodies - Key Activities For 2015

(Submitted for City Council Consideration on March 31, 2016)
Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council receive the report (February 16, 2016) from the City Manager for information.

Origin

(February 16, 2016) Report from the City Manager

Summary

As requested by City Council, this report provides a summary of the 2015 activities for the City of Toronto's Program Advisory Bodies.

 

City divisions establish Program Advisory Bodies to provide advice to staff on City policies, programs and initiatives. Program Advisory Bodies are one consultation mechanism that City divisions use to solicit advice and input from key stakeholders, community partners and service users.

 

There were a total of fifty-six (56) active Program Advisory Bodies in 2015. Five (5) Program Advisory Bodies completed their mandate in 2015 and were dissolved.

Background Information

(February 16, 2016) Report and Attachment 1 from the City Manager on Program Advisory Bodies - Key Activities For 2015
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90679.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

EX13.8 - A Program for 100 New Affordable Rental and Ownership Homes at 36 Tippett Road

(Submitted for City Council Consideration on March 31, 2016)
Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
10 - York Centre

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve up to $1.25 million from the Development Charges Reserve Fund for Subsidized Housing (XR2116) for up to 50 down payment assistance loans to eligible purchasers of housing to be developed on the property currently known as 36 Tippett Road, in the form of a grant by way of forgivable loan under the terms of the City's Home Ownership Assistance Program.

 

2.  City Council approve up to $1.0 million from the Development Charges Reserve Fund for Subsidized Housing (XR2116) to provide capital assistance to Shiplake Properties Limited, the Rocket Tippett Inc. or a related corporation, towards the development of 50 affordable rental units on the property currently known as 36 Tippett Road, in the form of a grant by way of forgivable loan.

 

3.  City Council authorize the Director, Revenue Services, to recommend an exemption from taxation for municipal and school purposes to the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation for the 50 affordable rental units to be developed on the property currently known as 36 Tippett Road for the period of 25 years.

 

4.  City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to approve the waiving of all the development charges and planning fees for the affordable rental units to be developed on the property known as 36 Tippett Road.

 

5.  City Council authorize the Director, Affordable Housing Office, to negotiate enter into and execute, on behalf of the City, all affordable housing funding agreements, municipal housing facility agreements and any security, financing or other documents required with Build Toronto, the affordable housing developers, and any other party deemed necessary to facilitate the funding and incentives detailed in this report, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Director, Affordable Housing Office, in consultation with the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, and in a form approved by the City Solicitor.

 

6.  City Council grant authority to the City Solicitor to execute, postpone, confirm the status of, and discharge any City security documents registered as required by normal business practices.

Origin

(March 2, 2016) Report from the Director, Affordable Housing Office

Summary

This report recommends affordable housing program funding and incentives for 50 new affordable rental homes and 50 affordable ownership homes at 36 Tippett Road in Ward 10 York Centre. The affordable housing plan for 36 Tippett Road was developed in collaboration with Build Toronto and the developer, Shiplake Properties (developing the property as the Rocket Tippett Inc.), which has acquired the site from Build Toronto.

 

Financial contributions for the 100 affordable homes are proposed from Build Toronto, the Federal and Provincial Governments, and the City. It is proposed the City make an allocation from the Federal/Provincial Investment in Affordable Housing Program, and provide funds from the City's Home Ownership Assistance Program and Development Charges Reserve Fund for Subsidized Housing.

 

City Council adopted the Tippett Road Area Regeneration Study in July 2015, and directed the Director, Affordable Housing Office, to work with Build Toronto and the Regeneration Area property owners to deliver affordable rental and ownership homes.

 

The Tippet Road Regeneration Area is bounded by Wilson Heights Boulevard, Wilson Avenue, Champlain Boulevard, Highway 401 and Allen Road in Ward 10 – York Centre.

Background Information

(March 2, 2016) Revised report from the Director, Affordable Housing Office on A Program for 100 New Affordable Rental and Ownership Homes at 36 Tippett Road
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90861.pdf
(February 29, 2016) Report from the Director, Affordable Housing Office on A Program for 100 New Affordable Rental and Ownership Homes at 30 Tippett Road North

Motions

1 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

Declared Interests

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor Frank Di Giorgio - as he owns property in the vicinity.

EX13.9 - Allocation of the Public Realm Amount - Finch West LRT

(Submitted for City Council Consideration on March 31, 2016)
Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
1 - Etobicoke North, 7 - York West, 8 - York West

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council advise Metrolinx of the following list and ranking of public realm improvements along Finch Avenue West that should be obtained using the Public Realm Amount allocated to the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, and which will be incorporated in the project-specific output specifications as mandatory elements of the LRT project:

 

a.  provision of three traffic lanes in each direction under the Canadian Pacific Railway Bridge east of Weston Road (rather than a reduction to two lanes in each direction), together with the provision of a box culvert tunnel through the embankment of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) rail line, on the south side of Finch Avenue, as in Attachment 2 to the report (February 24, 2016) from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, to accommodate a multi-use path at least 3.5 metres in width, the design of which is acceptable to the General Manager, Transportation Services and Canadian Pacific Railway.

 

b.  provision of a continuous multi-use path having a width of at least 3.5 metres, to be located on the south side of Finch Avenue between Weston Road and Norfinch Drive/Oakdale Road, as in Attachment 3 to the report (February 24, 2016) from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, the design of which is acceptable to the General Manager, Transportation Services, and will include:

 

i.  a grade-separated crossing, in a tunnel at least 3.5 metres in width, of the eastbound to southbound Highway 400 on-ramp (Attachment 3);

 

 ii.  an at-grade crossing of the eastbound to northbound Highway 400 on-ramp, including relocation of this ramp to be adjacent to the northbound off-ramp from Highway 400 (Attachment 3), provided that such a relocation is approved by the Ministry of Transportation;

 

iii.  a signalized crossing of the northbound off-ramp from Highway 400 at Finch Avenue (Attachment 3);

 

iv.  a signalized crossing of Signet Drive/Arrow Road on the south approach only (Attachment 3);

 

v.  signalized crossings of Weston Road and Norfinch Drive/Oakdale Road on all four approaches of both intersections (Attachment 3); and

 

vi.  a physical barrier between the multi-use path and traffic lanes where the multi-use path is immediately adjacent to traffic lanes.

 

         c.  provision of bicycle lanes separated from vehicular traffic on both sides of Finch Avenue between Norfinch Drive/Oakdale Road and Tangiers Road, and between Weston Road and Highway 27, in a manner that is acceptable to the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services. The separation will be accomplished through the construction of an elevated and curb-protected cycle track, either at the same elevation as the adjoining sidewalk or at an intermediate level between the roadway and sidewalk using a mountable curb, as may be deemed appropriate at each location.

 

2.  City Council advise Metrolinx of the following list and ranking of public realm improvements along Finch Avenue West that should be obtained using the Public Realm Amount allocated to the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, and which will be identified in the Request for Proposals as discretionary elements of the LRT project.

 

a.  provision of the following multi-use paths and trail connections, all of which are to be acceptable to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, the General Manager, Transportation Services, and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, as warranted in each circumstance.

 

i.  between two existing multi-use paths in the Black Creek Ravine on the north and south sides of Finch Avenue, construct a box culvert under Finch Avenue that will provide a direct trail connection, or provide an extension of the multi-use path on the south side of Finch Avenue with a minimum width of 3.5 metres along its entire length to an existing signalized intersection across Finch Avenue, as in Attachment 4 to the report (February 24, 2016) from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B;

 

ii.  between Finch Avenue and the existing multi-use path in the hydro corridor to the north, located along Norfinch Drive boulevard and the western boundary of the Finch West LRT Maintenance and Storage Facility, as in Attachment 5 to the report (February 24, 2016) from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, and

 

iii.  connections where feasible to potential new bike trails running south from Finch Avenue, east and west of Weston Road.

 

b.  provision of streetscape and public realm enhancements identified in the Finch West Streetscape Plan (currently being undertaken by Metrolinx and the City) and streetscape guidelines developed jointly by the City and the Emery Village and Duke Heights business improvement areas that exceed current City standards, and all of which are to be acceptable to the General Manager, Transportation Services, in the following priority ranking:

 

 i.  tree planting infrastructure;

 

ii.  street lighting poles and fixtures;

 

iii.  street furniture;

 

iv.  pavement and markings that contribute to the identity of business improvement areas;

 

 v.  aesthetic enhancements to the multi-use path tunnels under the Canadian Pacific Railway Bridge and the eastbound to southbound Highway 400 on-ramp;

 

vi.  aesthetic enhancements to the Highway 400 Bridge, provided such improvements are acceptable to the Ministry of Transportation; and

 

vii.  aesthetic enhancements to the vehicular portion of the Canadian Pacific Railway Bridge.

 

3.  City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, in consultation with the Director, Major Capital Infrastructure Coordination:

 

a.  to determine whether the winning bidder's Public Realm Amount submission is fair and reasonable, and provides good value to the City for the Public Realm Amount, and on that basis to determine whether to accept the winning bidder's Public Realm Amount proposal; and

 

b.  if the determination is made to not accept the winning bidder's Public Realm Amount proposal, to negotiate alternative public realm improvements with Metrolinx that are consistent with the recommendations of the report (February 24, 2016) from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B.

 

4.  If the determination is made to accept the winning bidder's Public Realm Amount proposal, City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, to negotiate and enter into any agreements, amendments and renewals with Metrolinx as may be necessary, in accordance with the Master Agreement and the recommendations of the report (February 24, 2016) from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, in respect of the use of the Public Realm Amount in accordance with the winning bidder's submission.

 

5.  City Council authorize and direct the Toronto Parking Authority, in support of the Public Realm Amount strategy set out in this report, to acquire a property located at the southeast corner of Finch Avenue West and Arrow Road (near Highway 400) for municipal parking and ancillary uses including proposed Bike Share Toronto infrastructure, and to permit construction of a possible gateway feature for the Emery Village Business Improvement Area. Acquisition will be on terms and conditions to be negotiated by the President of the Toronto Parking Authority, at fair market value plus associated costs such as land transfer tax, title insurance and other fees, and approved by the Toronto Parking Authority Board. The City Solicitor is authorized to complete the purchase transaction, deliver any notices, pay any expenses and amend the closing and other dates, on such terms and conditions as the City Solicitor may determine.

 

6.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Director, Major Capital Infrastructure Coordination to report to City Council on a priority list of Public Realm Amount candidate projects for the Sheppard East Light Rail Transit (LRT) project once Metrolinx advises the City of the procurement schedule for that project.

Origin

(February 24, 2016) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B

Summary

This report seeks authority for the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, to inform Metrolinx of the City's preferences for investment of the Public Realm Amount allocated by Metrolinx to the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project.

This report seeks authority for City divisions and the Toronto Parking Authority to implement a number of complementary measures that will improve the streetscape and public realm along Finch Avenue West concurrently with the introduction of the Finch West LRT project.

The Master Agreement between the City, Toronto Transit Commission and Metrolinx (executed in November 2012) prescribes the role of each party to plan, design and construct the Metrolinx Rapid Transit Program (the "LRT Program") which includes the Finch West LRT. The Master Agreement states that a Public Realm Amount (the "PRA") will be provided by Metrolinx to plan, design and construct capital improvements on the City's property and right-of-way that will be impacted by construction of the LRT Program. The improvements must be requested by the City and meet eligibility requirements prescribed by Metrolinx.

The Master Agreement states that the value of the Public Realm Amount is 1.5 percent of the construction cost of the LRT Program as defined by Metrolinx. In May 2014, City Council determined that it was appropriate to allocate the Public Realm Amount proportionally between the LRT projects that were planned on Eglinton, Finch and Sheppard based on the length of each transit corridor. Accordingly, the value of the Public Realm Amount for the Finch West LRT is approximately $18 million ($2012).

Proposed uses of the Public Realm Amount on Finch Avenue West represent streetscape and public realm enhancements that will address specific needs and opportunities determined by City staff, and include in order of preference:

a.  Right-of-way improvements to preserve six traffic lanes under the CP Rail Bridge west of Highway 400, rather than a reduction to four lanes as shown in the approved Environmental Project Report (the "EPR");

b.  Right-of-way improvements for enhanced pedestrian and cycling infrastructure through the Highway 400/Finch Avenue interchange between Norfinch Drive and Weston Road;

c.  Right-of-way improvements for enhanced cycling infrastructure on both sides of  Finch Avenue between Norfinch Drive/Oakdale Road and Tangiers Road, and between Highway 27 and Weston Road;

d.  Improved pedestrian and cycling connections to existing multi-use paths that run north and south from Finch Avenue West at Black Creek Ravine, and between Finch Avenue West and the existing multi-use path in the hydro corridor to the north through the Metrolinx Maintenance and Storage Facility; and

e.  Enhanced streetscape details and aesthetic improvements along the corridor, which may include upgraded Business Improvement Area infrastructure.

Metrolinx intends to issue a request for proposals early in 2016 for a private consortium to design, build, finance and maintain the Finch West LRT project. With reference to that process and schedule, this report seeks authority from City Council to prescribe the foregoing list and ranking of Public Realm Amount candidate projects for inclusion in the Metrolinx procurement documents.

 

Following the precedent that was established in prescribing the City's preferred uses of the Public Realm Amount for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project, some of the preceding objectives will be mandated by Metrolinx to be incorporated in the proposals of all bidders. This condition applies to some of the Public Realm Amount requests by the City that have significant design implications (to be discussed below). The balance of the City's preferred uses of the Public Realm Amount will be presented to bidders as discretionary elements of their bids.

 

The recommended uses of the Public Realm Amount cited above (and to be provided by Metrolinx) do not preclude: (i) the City; (ii) related organizations including the Toronto Parking Authority; and (iii) business improvement areas, from making other investments to improve the streetscape and public realm to mitigate impacts of the LRT project or enhance utilization of the new transit infrastructure. This report sets out several opportunities that are being implemented by the City and others.

Background Information

(February 24, 2016) Report and Attachments 1 to 5 from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B on Allocation of the Public Realm Amount - Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90775.pdf

Communications

(March 8, 2016) E-mail from Matias de Dovitiis, Executive Director, DUKE Heights BIA and Councillor Anthony Perruzza, Ward 8 (EX.Supp.EX13.9.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-59380.pdf
(March 9, 2016) Letter from Sandra Farina, Executive Director, EMERY Business Improvement Area (EX.New.EX13.9.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-59406.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

EX13.10 - New Investments Regulations

(Submitted for City Council Consideration on March 31, 2016)
Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that: 

 

1.  City Council request the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report to the Executive Committee on:

 

a.  the overall objectives for the City's investment policy (Section 47, City of Toronto Act, 2006),

 

b.  the qualifications for members of the investment board, and

 

c.  a plan for how the City will prepare to have the investment board and reporting structure in place for January 1, 2018.

Origin

(February 24, 2016) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer

Summary

The purpose of this report is to inform Council that the Province of Ontario has approved amendments to Ontario Regulation 610/06, Financial Activities, under the  City of Toronto Act, 2006 (the "Act"), to provide a framework for the City to invest according to the prudent investor standard.

 

This standard is similar to which that governs trustees and pension fund administrators and creates a fiduciary responsibility.  These reforms are expected to enable the City to earn improved risk-adjusted rates of returns on its investments as it will no longer be restricted to a prescribed list of eligible investments (i.e. basically bonds and money market securities).

 

This authority will come into effect on January 1, 2018.  Prior to the effective date, the City is required to establish an independent Investment Board and develop a new investment policy and strategy, both of which are required by the amended Regulation.

Background Information

(February 24, 2016) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on New Investments Regulations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90742.pdf
(December 4, 2015) Attachment 1 - Letter from the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing addressed to Mayor Tory, dated December 4, 2015
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90743.pdf
(November 25, 2015) Attachment 2 - Ontario Regulation 360/15 made under the City of Toronto Act, 2006 - Amending O.Reg. 610/06 (Financial Activities)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90744.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

That City Council request the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report to the Executive Committee on:

 

a.  the overall objectives for the City's investment policy (Section 47, City of Toronto Act),

 

b.  the qualifications for members of the investment board, and

 

c.  a plan for how the City will prepare to have the investment board and reporting structure in place for January 1, 2018.

EX13.11 - George Street Revitalization - Continuation of Consultant Services

(Submitted for City Council Consideration on March 31, 2016)
Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the Chief Corporate Officer to enter into an extension to the amending agreement as in Amendment 1 to the report (February 24, 2016) from the Chief Corporate Officer and the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management, with PRISM Partners Inc. to extend the term and continuum of project management services. subject to the following conditions:

 

            a.  that the agreement include an extension term of March 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016;

           

b.  that the continuum of services, as in Amendment 1 to the report (February 24, 2016) from the Chief Corporate Officer and the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management, which can be performed within the timeframe indicated in 1a above, be added to the current agreement upon such other terms and conditions as satisfactory to the Chief Corporate Officer;

 

c.  that the total cost of the continuum of services for March 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016, as in Amendment 2 to the report (February 24, 2016) from the Chief Corporate Officer and the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management, is $508,750 (net of HST recoveries), increasing the value of the approved contract from $877,623 to $1,386,373 (net of HST recoveries); and

 

d.   that the agreement be on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Chief Corporate Office and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

           

2.  City Council authorize the Chief Corporate Officer to enter into an extension to the amending agreement as in Amendment 1 to the report (February 24, 2016) from the Chief Corporate Officer and the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management, with Montgomery Sisam Architects Inc. to extend the term and continuum of architectural services, subject to the following conditions:

 

a.  that the agreement include an extension term of March 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016;

 

b.   that the continuum of services, as in Amendment 1 to the report (February 24, 2016) from the Chief Corporate Officer and the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management, which can be performed within the timeframe indicated above, be added to the current agreement upon such other terms and conditions as satisfactory to the Chief Corporate Officer;

 

c.  that the total cost of the continuum of services for March 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016 as in Amendment 2 to the report (February 24, 2016) from the Chief Corporate Officer and the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management, is $1,322,750 (net of HST recoveries), increasing the total value of the contract from $1,623,733 to $2,946,483 (net of HST recoveries); and

 

d.  that the agreement be on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Chief Corporate Office and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

3.  City Council amend the 2016 Approved Capital Budget for Shelter, Support and Housing Administration by reallocating funds in the amount of $1.232 million from the George Street Redevelopment – Phase 2 project to the Shelter Development/Redevelopment 2016 project to extend the existing contracts with PRISM Partners Inc. and Montgomery Sisam Architects until December 31, 2016 with no gross and debt impact.

Origin

(February 24, 2016) Report from the Chief Corporate Officer and the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management

Summary

On November 3, 2015, City Council adopted a report, "George Street Revitalization – Recommended Scope and Approach" (EX9.6). The report outlined progress in regard to due diligence in the areas of scope, schedule, cost, stakeholder engagement, development of a transition plan, and acquiring of adjacent properties for the George Street Revitalization ("GSR").  The revitalization will include the demolition of the Seaton House men's shelter to allow for the co-location of a long-term care home, a new emergency shelter, an assisted living program and affordable housing in addition to a community service hub in a new facility.

 

The November 2015 report authorized the extension of contract terms to February 29, 2016 for two project consultants: PRISM Partners Inc. ("PRISM") and Montgomery Sisam Architects ("MSA").  As a result, Amendment No. 1 was granted for the period of October 1, 2015 to February 29, 2016 for both PRISM Partners Inc. and Montgomery Sisam Architects.  Amendment No. 1 was based upon available funding within the 2015 Shelter, Support and Housing Administration ("SSHA") Capital Budget.

 

This report seeks to amend both contracts to extend to December 31, 2016, to allow continuation of the work undertaken to date as directed by the November 2015 report and outlined further in Attachment 1. The 2016 Approved Capital Budget includes sufficient funding for the recommended contract extensions.

 

In line with City Council's direction, this work will ensure ongoing George Street Revitalization progress.  A staff report to Executive Committee in June 2016 will recommend a project procurement and delivery model that could coincide with the 2017 Capital Budget process, subject to City Council approval.

Background Information

(February 24, 2016) Report and Attachment 1 from the Chief Corporate Officer and the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management on George Street Revitalization - Continuation of Consultant Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90750.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

EX13.12 - Bike Share Toronto Operations Outside the City of Toronto

(Submitted for City Council Consideration on March 31, 2016)
Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend Chapter 179 of the Toronto Municipal Code to delegate to the Toronto Parking Authority the responsibility and authority for the ownership, acquisition, management, maintenance and operation of the bike share program (known as Bike Share Toronto) outside the geographical boundaries of the City of Toronto, provided that Toronto Parking Authority obtains the consent of any municipality in which such authority is to be exercised and provided that Toronto Parking Authority's exercise of such authority is in keeping with the purposes of enhancing the long term viability of Bike Share Toronto, building and developing the Bike Share Toronto brand, and promoting cycling.

 

2.  City Council direct that all surplus generated from the bike share program's operations occurring outside the geographic boundaries of Toronto, shall be deposited in the Bike Share Program reserves to be used for the purposes of reinvesting in the operations of Bike Share Toronto in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

Origin

(February 24, 2016) Report from the President, Toronto Parking Authority

Summary

Chapter 179 of the Toronto Municipal Code provides the Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) with authority for the ownership, acquisition, management, maintenance and operation of the bike share program within the City of Toronto, known as Bike Share Toronto (BST). In 2015 with Board approval, Metrolinx and the Toronto Parking Authority entered into an agreement to fund the expansion of Bike Share Toronto.  Although the majority of the expansion is within Toronto's geographic boundaries, the agreement provides for some bikes and docking stations to be set up in willing host municipalities within the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). This report seeks to amend Chapter 179 to provide Toronto Parking Authority the authority to operate and maintain the bike share program in other municipalities, outside the City of Toronto.

Background Information

(February 24, 2016) Report from the President, Toronto Parking Authority on Bike Share Toronto Operations Outside the City of Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90745.pdf

Speakers

Miroslav Glavic

Motions

1 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)

EX13.13 - Toronto Police Services Board Response to City Council Motion - Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Decision

The Executive Committee received the report (February 17, 2016) from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board for information.

Origin

(February 17, 2016) Report from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board

Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the Executive Committee with the Toronto Police Services Board's ("Board") response to City Council Motion "Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy."

Background Information

(February 17, 2016) Report and Appendix A from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board on City Council Motion - Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90732.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Carried)

EX13.14 - Guildwood Branch Expansion - New Lease Agreement

(Submitted for City Council Consideration on March 31, 2016)
Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
43 - Scarborough East

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve a lease renewal agreement for the Guildwood Branch at 123 Guildwood Parkway with Revenue Properties Company Limited for:

 

a.  a two-year term to commence on December 1, 2016 on the existing 3,010 square feet at a base annual rental rate of $15.00 per square foot, excluding Harmonized Sales Tax (HST); and

 

b.  a further 10-year term to commence on December 1, 2018 for an expanded 4,577 square feet at a base annual rental rate of:

 

i.  $17.50 for the first five years; and

 

ii.  $18.50 for the second five years.

 

2.  City Council authorize and direct staff to take the necessary action to give effect thereto.

Origin

(February 22, 2016) Report from the City Librarian

Summary

The purpose of this report is to obtain City Council approval for a lease extension for two years on the existing space and an additional 10 years on an expanded branch, for the premises occupied by the Guildwood Branch.  The branch currently occupies 3,010 square feet, and the proposed expansion would add 1,567 square feet of new space at the end of 2018 for a total of 4,577 square feet.

 

A capital project, starting in 2018, with a value of approximately $0.800 million to renovate the branch would be funded by a $0.100 million landlord contribution, $0.396 million of development charges and $0.304 million of debt.  This new project would replace the existing capital project for the Guildwood Branch that proposes to increase the size of the branch at a cost of $7.210 million gross ($2.373 million debt) with planning starting in 2019.

 

The local councillor has been consulted and is in support of the proposed lease and improvements for the Guildwood Branch.

 

The proposed lease requires Council approval.

Background Information

(February 22, 2016) Report from the City Librarian on Guildwood Branch Expansion - New Lease Agreement
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90636.pdf

Speakers

Miroslav Glavic

Motions

1 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

Declared Interests

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor James Pasternak - as it relates to the Toronto Public Library, as his wife works for Toronto Public Library.

EX13.15 - Children's Services 2015 - 2019 Service Plan Progress Updates and Aboriginal Child Care Consultation

(Submitted for City Council Consideration on March 31, 2016)
Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council support the expansion of child cares spaces specific to the Aboriginal community.

Origin

(February 2, 2016) Letter from the Aboriginal Affairs Committee

Summary

At its meeting of February 2, 2016, the Aboriginal Affairs Committee considered a presentation from the General Manager, Children's Services on Children's Services 2015 - 2019 Service Plan Progress Updates and Aboriginal Child Care Consultation.

Background Information

(February 2, 2016) Letter from the Aboriginal Affairs Committee on Children's Services 2015 - 2019 Service Plan Progress Updates and Aboriginal Child Care Consultation
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90451.pdf
(February 2, 2016) Presentation by the General Manager, Children's Services on Children's Services 2015 - 2019 Service Plan: Progress Updates and Aboriginal Child Care Consultation
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90449.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Carried)

EX13.16 - Records at City of Toronto Archives, as it Relates to Identification and Collection of Records Relevant to the Residential School System (Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action - Recommendation 77)

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Decision

The Executive Committee:

 

1.  Requested the Equity, Diversity and Human Rights Divison of the City Manager's Office, in consultation with the City Clerk, to identify any possible records at the City of Toronto Archives and City Divisions related to the history and legacy of the residential school system that could be forwarded to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

Origin

(February 2, 2016) Letter from the Aboriginal Affairs Committee

Summary

The Aboriginal Affairs Committee to discuss records at City of Toronto Archives, as it relates to the identification and collection of records relevant to the Residential School System - Recommendation 77 in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action:

 

"We call upon provincial, territorial, municipal, and community archives to work collaboratively with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation to identify and collect copies of all records relevant to the history and legacy of the residential school system, and to provide these to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation."

Background Information

(February 2, 2016) Letter from the Aboriginal Affairs Committee on Records at City of Toronto Archives, as it relates to Identification and Collection of Records Relevant to the Residential School System (Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action - Recommendation 77)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90462.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

EX13.17 - North American Indigenous Games

(Submitted for City Council Consideration on March 31, 2016)
Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to work with the Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario and consult with the relevant City Divisions and Agencies on ways the City of Toronto can support the 2017 North American Indigenous Games, including the development of an inter-departmental working group.

 

2.  City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to work with the Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario on a formal request for financial support and report back to City Council.

Origin

(February 2, 2016) Letter from the Aboriginal Affairs Committee

Summary

At its meeting of February 2, 2016, the Aboriginal Affairs Committee considered a presentation from Rob Lackie, Operations Manager at Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games.

Background Information

(February 2, 2016) Letter from the Aboriginal Affairs Committee on North American Indigenous Games
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90463.pdf
(February 2, 2016) Presentation by Rob Lackie, Operations Manager, 2017 North American Indigenous Games and Stephen Kwinter, Executive Director, Aboriginal Sport & Wellness Council of Ontario on North American Indigenous Games 2017
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90461.pdf

Communications

(March 9, 2016) Submission from Rob Lackie, Operations Manager, 2017 North American Indigenous Games (EX.New.EX13.17.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/comm/communicationfile-59399.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Michael Thompson (Carried)

That the recommendations in the supplementary report (March 3, 2016) from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and the Director, Equity, Diversity and Human Rights [EX13.17a] be adopted:

 

1.  City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to work with the Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario and consult with the relevant City Divisions and Agencies on ways the City of Toronto can support the 2017 North American Indigenous Games, including the development of an inter-departmental working group.

 

2.  City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to work with the Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario on a formal request for financial support and report back to City Council.

17a - 2017 North American Indigenous Games

(Submitted for City Council Consideration on March 31, 2016)
Origin
(March 3, 2016) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and the Director, Equity, Diversity and Human Rights
Summary

This report provides supplemental information on the 2017 North American Indigenous Games and a process for evaluating a request for City of Toronto support.

Background Information
(March 3, 2016) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and the Director, Equity, Diversity and Human Rights, City Manager's Office on 2017 North American Indigenous Games
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90884.pdf
(March 4, 2016) Appendix 1 - Memorandum from the Games Consultant, Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) Host Society on Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2017 NAIG
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90885.pdf

EX13.18 - 2016 Progress Update on the City-School Boards Advisory Committee Staff Workplan

(Submitted for City Council Consideration on March 31, 2016)
Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

1.  City Council amend Section 4 of Appendix A: City-School Boards Interagency Staff Team Workplan, 2015-2016, to the report (January 27, 2016) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, as follows:

a.  Adding the following to 4.1.1.a, Activities: "including the creation of a 'single approvals window' for fast-tracking school construction approvals" so that it now reads, "Identify mechanisms to improve the Site Planning Approval (SPA) Process and enhance coordination with Staff, Councillors, and Trustees, including the creation of a "single approvals window" for fast-tracking school construction approvals".

b.  Replacing 4.1.1.b, Activities: "Develop a protocol that allows for broader community use of school open space and school use of parks." with the following, "Explore options for a protocol that would allow for broader community use of school open space and recreation facilities and school use of parks and community recreation facilities, such as rinks, pools, and playing fields during school hours".

2.  City Council forward Item EX13.18 to the four School Boards operating in Toronto, and if approved, to the Government of Ontario.

Origin

(February 11, 2016) Letter from the City-School Boards Advisory Committee

Summary

As directed by City Council, this report provides a progress update on the 2015-2016 interagency staff workplan for the City-School Boards Advisory Committee.  The workplan, which focuses on shared city-school board concerns related to the use of school lands and capital funding for school infrastructure, has an aggressive completion timeline. A number of short-term projects have been completed to date and longer-term projects have been initiated on time. The preponderance of work will be completed, as scheduled, during 2016. Currently the Interagency Staff Team has no concerns to report that may delay completion of the workplan. The shared City-School Boards workplan has created a focus for effective interagency staff communication and coordination.

Background Information

(February 11, 2016) Letter from the City-School Boards Advisory Committee on 2016 Progress Update on the City-School Boards Advisory Committee Staff Workplan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90660.pdf
(January 27, 2016) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on City-School Boards Advisory Committee 2016 Workplan - Progress Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90643.pdf
Appendix A: 2015-2016 City School Boards Interagency Staff Team Workplan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90644.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

EX13.19 - City and School Boards' Capital Funding Pressures: A Shared Public Infrastructure Challenge for Toronto

(Submitted for City Council Consideration on March 31, 2016)
Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council forward the presentation on City and School Board Capital Funding Pressures to the Ministry of Education.

Origin

(February 11, 2016) Letter from the City-School Boards Advisory Committee

Summary

At its meeting of February 11, 2016, the City-School Boards Advisory Committee considered a presentation from the Associate Director, Finance and Operations, Toronto District School Board (TDSB), and the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, City of Toronto,  on capital budget issues facing the City-School Boards partners.

 

This presentation comes in response to a request from TDSB Trustees for an update on TDSB's capital funding situation. The presentation includes a short profile of the capital funding pressures experienced by each of the school boards and the City, respectively, and concludes by describing the shared public infrastructure challenge - and opportunity - that we face together in Toronto.

Background Information

(February 11, 2016) Letter from the City-School Boards Advisory Committee on City and School Boards' Capital Funding Pressures: A Shared Public Infrastructure Challenge for Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90664.pdf
(February 11, 2016) Presentation on City and School Board Capital Funding Pressures
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90648.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

EX13.20 - Toronto Response to Proposed Revisions to Ontario Regulation 444/98 - Disposition of Real Property

(Submitted for City Council Consideration on March 31, 2016)
Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.   City Council request the Province of Ontario to report on the outcomes of 2015 stakeholder consultations on Ontario Regulation 444/98.

 

2.   City Council request the Province of Ontario to implement the following reforms to Ontario Regulation 444/98 as soon as possible:

 

a.   to extend the preliminary circulation period to 180 days, inclusive of 90 days for expressions of interest and 90 days for formal offers;

 

b.   to include ministerial approvals within the circulation period;

 

c.   to broaden the public sector circulation list to increase opportunities to acquire a surplus school property for public sector use;

 

d.   to ensure that coterminous school boards continue to have priority access to acquire a viable surplus school property for use as a school.

 

3.   City Council request the Province of Ontario to commence consultations on exemptions to fair market value pricing on surplus school properties and conditional on funding tools to keep school boards "whole", as described in Community Hubs in Ontario: A Strategic Framework and Action Plan and to include the City of Toronto and Toronto School Boards as stakeholders during these consultations.

 

4.   City Council forward the report (February 2, 2016) from the Executive Director, Finance and Administration to the four School Boards operating in Toronto, and if approved, to the Government of Ontario.

Origin

(February 11, 2016) Letter from the City-School Boards Advisory Committee

Summary

This report summarizes the City of Toronto and the Toronto school boards' response to recent provincial consultations on Ontario Regulation 444/98. The City and school boards generally agree with proposed reforms to the regulation; however they also agree that barriers to cooperation will persist in Toronto because the Province's proposed reforms do not address school capital funding, exemptions on fair market value pricing on surplus properties, or alternative funding tools to keep school boards "whole". The Province's Community Hubs Secretariat has encouraged the City-School Boards Advisory Committee to offer ideas for resolving these challenges.

Background Information

(February 11, 2016) Letter from the City-School Boards Advisory Committee on Toronto Response to Proposed Revisions to Ontario Regulation 444/98 - Disposition of Real Property
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90654.pdf
(February 2, 2016) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Toronto Response to Proposed Revisions to Ontario Regulation 444/98 - Disposition of Real Property
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90645.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

EX13.21 - City-School Boards Advisory Committee re: Student Nutrition Programs - Cost of Inflation

(Submitted for City Council Consideration on March 31, 2016)
Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to consider including in all post 2016 budgets, the cost of inflation in student nutrition programs funded by the City.

Origin

(February 11, 2016) Letter from the City-School Boards Advisory Committee

Summary

At its meeting of February 11, 2016, the City-School Boards Advisory Committee considered TO Prosperity: Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy as outlined in Attachment A to the report (October 9, 2015) from the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager Cluster A, the Deputy City Manager Cluster B, and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer [Item EX9.5].

Background Information

(February 11, 2016) Letter from the City-School Boards Advisory Committee on TO Prosperity - Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90662.pdf
(November 23, 2015) Letter from City Council forwarding Item EX9.5, TO Prosperity - Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy, adopted by Council on November 3 and 4, 2015
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90647.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Mar-09-2016

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 12 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Frank Di Giorgio, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Michelle Holland

EX13.22 - Disability, Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee Request for Presentation on an Accessible Plan for Kilgour Road

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
26 - Don Valley West

Committee Decision

The Executive Committee:

 

1.  Requested the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Toronto Transit Commission to give a presentation to the Disability, Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee on an accessible plan within the Toronto Transit Commission conventional system and surface streetscape for travel to all institutional settings along Kilgour Road.

Origin

(February 16, 2016) Letter from the Disability, Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee

Summary

At its meeting on February 16, 2016, the Disability, Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee considered item DI7.7 - Accessible Bus Route - Eglinton Avenue East and Rumsey Road.

Background Information

(February 16, 2016) Letter from the Disability, Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee on Accessible Bus Route - Eglinton Avenue East and Rumsey Road
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90618.pdf
(January 20, 2016) Letter from the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission on Accessible Bus Route - Eglinton Avenue East and Rumsey Road
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90619.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Michael Thompson (Carried)

EX13.23 - Expanding the Designated Waterfront Area to include Etobicoke Creek, Don River and Humber River

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Deferred Indefinitely
Wards:
All

Committee Decision

The Executive Committee deferred the item indefinitely.

Origin

(February 5, 2016) Member Motion from Councillor James Pasternak, seconded by Councillor Justin J. Di Ciano

Summary

City Council on February 3 and 4, 2016, referred Motion MM12.3 to the Executive Committee.

 

The "designated waterfront area" in the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation Act includes some of Toronto's river systems and their tributaries that flow into Lake Ontario, but not all. Currently only Mimico Creek, Highland Creek and Rouge River are part of the designated waterfront area.

By including all of Toronto's river systems and their tributaries that flow into Lake Ontario, Waterfront Toronto would be provided with the opportunity for further revitalization opportunities in these vital City areas. It would also further demonstrate the City of Toronto's commitment to building a sustainable, resilient city with a focus on connectivity through the City's vast network of trails and paths.

Background Information

(February 8, 2016) Member Motion from Councillor James Pasternak, seconded by Councillor Justin J. Di Ciano on Expanding the Designated Waterfront Area to include Etobicoke Creek, Don River and Humber River
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90415.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Defer Item Indefinitely moved by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)

EX13.24 - Advance Voting Days

(Submitted for City Council Consideration on March 31, 2016)
Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the City Clerk to prepare for additional advance voting days during the 2018 municipal election.

Origin

(February 4, 2016) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie

Summary

As City council has the authority to set advanced voting days before every general municipal election. It would be beneficial to prepare for additional advanced voting days during the 2018 municipal election.

 

During the 2014 municipal election advanced voting days were set from Tuesday, October 14, 2014 to Sunday, October 19, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. with one voting place in each of the City's 44 wards, and City Hall on weekdays where any voter cast a ballot regardless of where they lived in the City. Voter turnout did increase by 4.12 percent.

 

The Municipal Election - voter turnout statistics posted on our City of Toronto Website at http://www.toronto.ca/311/knowledgebase/85/101000040385.html:

 

2014 Municipal Election
# of eligible electors - 1,813,915
3 who voted - 991,754 or 54.67 percent

2010 Municipal Election:
# of eligible electors - 1,637, 310
# who voted - 827,723 or 50.55 percent

2006 Municipal Election:
# of eligible electors - 1, 521, 121
# who voted - 597,754 or 39.3 percent

2003 Municipal Election:
# of eligible electors - 1,825,139
# who voted = 699,492 or 38.33 percent

 

Background Information

(February 4, 2016) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie on Advance Voting Days
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90804.pdf

Speakers

Miroslav Glavic

Motions

1 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

EX13.25 - Bringing the World to Toronto: A Report from the Mayor's Advisory Panel on International Hosting Opportunities

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Decision

The Executive Committee:

 

1. Referred the Final Report from the Mayor's Advisory Panel on International Hosting Opportunities to the City Manager for an assessment of the Panel's recommendations and principles, with direction to:

 

a.  report to Executive Committee in the Spring of 2016 recommending a strategy and guiding principles for future major international event hosting in Toronto; and

 

b.  give consideration to establishing an organization, external to and operating at arms-length from the City of Toronto, to work with a range of municipal, regional, provincial, federal, business and community stakeholders and identify and facilitate international hosting bid opportunities.

Origin

(March 8, 2016) Letter from Mayor John Tory

Summary

Last fall, I appointed a three-member Advisory Panel chaired by former RBC CEO Gord Nixon, to provide advice and recommendations on bidding and hosting major international events in Toronto. Mr. Nixon was joined by Civic Action CEO Sevaun Palvetzian and Saad Rafi, the CEO of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan and former CEO of the Organizing Committee for the TORONTO 2015 Pan / Parapan American Games held last summer.

 

The Panel was mandated to engage with members of the community and councillors to determine the benefits and risks of hosting international events, the types of events Toronto should consider hosting, key city building objectives, and what needs to be done to ensure that Toronto can be successful if and when it decides to pursue hosting opportunities in the future.

 

The Advisory Panel has now provided their final report, "Bringing the World to Toronto," to all members of Council. This report does a commendable job in outlining the key considerations for the City and our partners as we evaluate and decide on future hosting opportunities for major international events.

 

The Panel consulted with a wide range of community stakeholders including civic organizations, social agencies, cultural institutions, business leaders, city builders and resi­dents, including newcomers. The Panel also solicited input from all members of Council and heard a range of important views on major event hosting at the ward level and for Toronto as a whole.

 

Through these consultations, the Panel identified five "hosting principles" to be used when evaluating hosting opportunities and five recommendations intended to help the City and its partners to support these events in a consistent and responsible way in the future. As they write in the report, there is a need to "professionalize the process for major event bidding and hosting in Toronto and the region."

 

The Panel has provided a solid foundation with their report. As a next step, I am requesting members of the Executive Committee to support a motion referring this report to the City Manager, for a report back later this spring with a strategy and principles to give effect to the Panel’s recommendations.

 

I thank the members of the Panel, and the City staff members who supported them, for their hard work in putting this report together.

Background Information

(March 8, 2016) Letter from Mayor John Tory on Final Report from the Mayor's Advisory Panel on International Hosting Opportunities
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90914.pdf
(March 8, 2016) Letter from the Chair, Mayor's Advisory Panel on International Hosting Opportunities
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90907.pdf
Report from the Mayor's Advisory Panel on International Hosting Opportunities - Bringing the World to Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-90908.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Add New Business at Committee moved by Councillor Michael Thompson (Carried)

2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Jaye Robinson (Carried)

That the City Manager be requested to give consideration to establishing an organization, external to and operating at arms-length from the City of Toronto, to work with a range of municipal, regional, provincial, federal, business and community stakeholders and identify and facilitate international hosting bid opportunities.


3 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Jaye Robinson (Carried)

Procedural Motions

1 - Motion to Adopt Minutes moved by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Carried)

That the minutes of the Executive Committee meetings of January 28, 2016 and February 9, 2016 be confirmed.


2 - Motion to Set Committee Rule moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)

That item EX13.8 be considered as the first item of business.


Announcements

Mayor John Tory welcomed Grade 5 and 6 students from Arbor Glen Public School, Ward 24.

 

Mayor John Tory welcomed Jim Jones, Regional Councillor, City of Markham.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
John Tory, Chair, Executive Committee

Meeting Sessions

Session Date Session Type Start Time End Time Public or Closed Session
2016-03-09 Morning 9:39 AM 12:24 PM Public
2016-03-09 Afternoon 1:43 PM 7:01 PM Public

Attendance

Members were present for some or all of the time period indicated.
Date and Time Quorum Members
2016-03-09
9:39 AM - 12:24 PM
(Public Session)
Present Present: Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Frank Di Giorgio, Michelle Holland, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair)
Also present (non-members): Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mary Fragedakis, Paula Fletcher, Georgio Mammoliti, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks, Jim Karygiannis
2016-03-09
1:43 PM - 7:01 PM
(Public Session)
Present Present: Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Frank Di Giorgio, Michelle Holland, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair)
Also present (non-members): Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Stephen Holyday, Josh Matlow, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jim Karygiannis
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council