City Council

Meeting No.:
38
Contact:
Marilyn Toft, Manager
Meeting Date:
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Friday, December 17, 2021

Phone:
416-392-7032
Start Time:
9:30 AM
E-mail:
councilmeeting@toronto.ca
Location:
Video Conference

Meetings of Toronto City Council are being conducted by electronic means and the proceedings of City Council will be conducted publicly. 

 

These measures are necessary to comply with public health guidelines and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 

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Closed Meeting Requirements: If Council wants to meet in closed session (privately), a Member of Council must place a motion to do so and give the reason why Council has to meet privately (City of Toronto Act, 2006).

 

December 10, 2021

 

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Routine Matters - Meeting 38

RM38.1 - Call to Order

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
City Council will consider the following items at specific times:

On Wednesday, December 15:

Summary

- O Canada

- Moment of Silence

Background Information

Condolence Motion for Mel Lastman
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-174459.pdf
Condolence motion for Dr. Robert Bennett
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-174617.pdf
Condolence Motion for Ray Biggart
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-174545.pdf
Condolence Motion for Christine Connor
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-174550.pdf
Condolence Motion for David Fox
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-174520.pdf
Condolence Motion for Tom Mangos
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-174548.pdf
Condolence Motion for Sylvia Searles Elam
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-174546.pdf
Condolence Motion for David Smiley
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-174547.pdf
Condolence Motion for Amaresh Tesfamariam
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-174551.pdf
Condolence Motion for Raymond Vandette
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-174549.pdf

RM38.2 - Confirmation of Minutes

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Summary

City Council will confirm the Minutes from the regular meeting held on November 9, 10 and 12, 2021.

RM38.3 - Introduction of Committee Reports and New Business from City Officials

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Summary

Other Deferred Matter:

 

Item DM38.1

 

Report of the Executive Committee from Meeting 28 on December 7, 2021

Submitted by Mayor John Tory, Chair

 

Report of the Board of Health from Meeting 32 on December 6, 2021

Submitted by Councillor Joe Cressy, Chair

 

Report of the Civic Appointments Committee from Meeting 25 on November 18, 2021

Submitted by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong, Chair

 

Report of the Civic Appointments Committee from Meeting 26 on December 6, 2021

Submitted by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong, Chair

 

Report of the Economic and Community Development Committee from Meeting 26 on December 1, 2021

Submitted by Councillor Michael Thompson, Chair

 

Report of the General Government and Licensing Committee from Meeting 27 on November 30, 2021

Submitted by Councillor Paul Ainslie, Chair

 

Report of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee from Meeting 26 on December 2, 2021

Submitted by Councillor Jennifer McKelvie, Chair

 

Report of the Planning and Housing Committee from Meeting 29 on November 25, 2021

Submitted by Councillor Ana Bailão, Chair

 

Report of the Etobicoke York Community Council from Meeting 28 on November 22, 2021

Submitted by Councillor Mark Grimes, Chair

 

Report of the North York Community Council from Meeting 28 on November 23, 2021

Submitted by Councillor James Pasternak, Chair

 

Report of the Scarborough Community Council from Meeting 28 on November 26, 2021

Submitted by Councillor Jennifer McKelvie, Chair

  

Report of the Toronto and East York Community Council from Meeting 29 on November 24, 2021

Submitted by Councillor Gord Perks, Chair

 

New Business submitted by City Officials 

RM38.4 - Declarations of Interest

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Summary

Members of Council will declare interests under the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.

RM38.5 - Petitions

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Summary

Members of Council may file petitions.

RM38.6 - Presentations, Introductions and Announcements

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Summary

Various presentations and announcements will be made at the City Council meeting.

RM38.7 - Review of the Order Paper

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Summary

City Council will review the Order Paper.

Administrative Inquiry and Answer - Meeting 38

IA38.1 - Thomas Clark Way Extension

Consideration Type:
Information
Wards:
All
Attention
The City Manager has submitted an Answer to this Inquiry (IA38.1a).

Under Council's Procedures, City Council can receive or refer an Administrative Inquiry.

Origin

(December 2, 2021) Letter from Councillor Shelley Carroll, Ward 17, Don Valley North

Summary

Councillor Shelley Carroll has submitted the following Administrative Inquiry:

 

I am submitting this Administrative Inquiry under Municipal Code S27-61 to seek an update on the status of the assumption and extension of Thomas Clark Way.

Specifically, I am requesting the following:

1. Who is currently responsible for services along the different addresses on Thomas Clark Way?

2. What is the current status of the Thomas Clark Way extension, including the required demolitions, and the plan for the assumption of services?

3. What is the estimated cost and timeline for the extension of Thomas Clark Way?

Background Information

(December 2, 2021) Administrative Inquiry from Councillor Shelley Carroll, Ward 17, Don Valley North on Thomas Clark Way Extension
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ia/bgrd/backgroundfile-174192.pdf
(December 13, 2021) An Answer from the City Manager on the Thomas Clark Way Extension (IA38.1a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ia/bgrd/backgroundfile-174395.pdf

Other Deferred Matter - Meeting 38

DM38.1 - Affordable and Accessible Childcare for All - Update on Federal-Provincial Negotiations - by Councillor Joe Cressy, seconded by Councillor Michael Thompson

(Deferred from November 9, 10 and 12, 2021 - 2021.MM37.13)

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
* City Council on November 9, 10 and 12, 2021 added this Motion to the agenda. City Council subsequently deferred this Motion to the December 15 and 16, 2021 meeting.
* This Motion is before Council for debate.

Communications have been submitted on this Item.

This item will be considered with Item EC26.16

Recommendations

Councillor Joe Cressy, seconded by Councillor Michael Thompson, recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the General Manager, Children's Services to provide an update to the Economic and Community Development Committee at its meeting scheduled for December 1, 2021:

 

a.  on the status of negotiations with the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada regarding agreements and the flow of funding for the National Childcare Strategy investment announced in the 2021 Federal Budget; and


b.  with options for the City of Toronto to partner directly with the Government of Canada if an agreement is not reached with the Province of Ontario.

Summary

Affordable, accessible, high-quality child care is critical for our pandemic recovery. Parents won't go back to work they can't find space at a child care centre within their budget. This affects women the most, who have long disproportionately shouldered the burden of unpaid labour in the home, who were more likely to stay home while students were learning remotely, and who tend to be employed more often in industries that have been hardest hit by the pandemic.

 

Looking ahead to the recovery, it is more important than ever to help parents get back into the workforce. And over time, these benefits to families and society will pay off with interest: access to safe, high quality child care supports the healthy growth and development of all children.

 

The Government of Canada announced in the spring a commitment to build a national early learning and child care system, and has since signed agreements with eight provinces and territories. Ontario and the Federal Government have yet to sign a deal.

 

This is an urgent matter for Torontonians. We are requesting City staff bring an update to the next meeting of the Economic and Community Development Committee, including options for the City of Toronto to partner directly with the Government of Canada if necessary.

Background Information

Item DM38.1
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/dm/bgrd/backgroundfile-173799.pdf

Communications

(December 13, 2021) Letter from Neena Locke, Red Apple Day Care (DM.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/dm/comm/communicationfile-142589.pdf
(December 13, 2021) Letter from Kathryn Firth, Executive Director, Studio 123 Early Learning Centre (DM.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/dm/comm/communicationfile-142592.pdf
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Teena Nguyen (DM.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Roxanne Futia (DM.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Monika Kostrzewa (DM.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Dawn Strifler (DM.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Lara Conceicao (DM.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Bonnie Wong (DM.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Shannon Reid (DM.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Sarah Nashman (DM.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Montsy Bassas-Medeiros (DM.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Claire, Ivan and Ronan Payne (DM.Supp)
(December 15, 2021) Submission from Amy O'Neil, Director, Treetop Children's Centre (DM.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/dm/comm/communicationfile-142646.pdf
(December 14, 2021) Letter from Rosa Taddeo (DM.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Kim Harding (DM.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Paul Hildebrand (DM.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) Submission from Abigail Doris, Executive Coordinator, Toronto Community for Better Child Care (DM.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/dm/comm/communicationfile-142681.pdf
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Jane Steinke (DM.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Jackie Boyce (DM.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Tammy Nguyen (DM.Supp)
(December 15, 2021) Submission from Kevin Lawson (DM.Supp)
(December 15, 2021) Letter from Alizain Husain and Sandra Linero (DM.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Alicia Eads (DM.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Allie Caldwell (DM.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) Letter from Kasia Gladki and Fraser Page (DM.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Leigh Sandison (DM.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Lisa Cullingworth (DM.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Neil Gaitan (DM.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Rosalie Chung (DM.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Megan Wilton (DM.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) Letter from Giacomo Giorgio (DM.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Miriam Selick (DM.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Sari Shawn (DM.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Sophia Lima Oliveira (DM.Supp)
(December 15, 2021) Letter from Katrina Estey (DM.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Sabrina Malach (DM.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Rachel MacDougall Faussett (DM.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Hollis Pearson (DM.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Tracy Xiong-Morel (DM.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) Submission from Maria Gonzalez (DM.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Gloria Chaim (DM.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Amy Rose (DM.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Kevin Murray (DM.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Christina Marie Pacheco (DM.Supp)
(December 15, 2021) E-mail from Erika Del Carmen Fuchs (DM.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Matthew Serediak (DM.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Mark Selick (DM.New)
(December 14, 2021) Letter from Annabel Gomizelj, Tegan Nguyen, and Lisa Johnston, Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario (DM.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/dm/comm/communicationfile-142891.pdf
(December 14, 2021) Letter from Lu-Anne DaCosta (DM.New)
(December 15, 2021) E-mail from Lindsay Beck (DM.New)
(December 15, 2021) E-mail from Lisa Sanguedolce (DM.New)
(December 15, 2021) Letter from Nicola Maguire (DM.New)
(December 15, 2021) E-mail from Aditya Chityala (DM.New)
(December 15, 2021) E-mail from Camille Mauger (DM.New)
(December 15, 2021) Letter from Danielle Wittick (DM.Supp)
(December 15, 2021) E-mail from Heather Repton (DM.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Lisa Collings (DM.Supp)

Executive Committee - Meeting 28

EX28.1 - Toronto Hydro Climate Action Plan and Next Steps

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention

This item will be considered with IE26.16 - TransformTO - Critical Steps for Net Zero by 2040

Confidential Attachment - Information provided by Toronto Hydro Corporation in accordance with Section 4.4 of the Shareholder Direction and contains technical, commercial, financial or labour relations information of Toronto Hydro Corporation; disclosure may reasonably be expected to significantly prejudice Toronto Hydro's competitive position and result in undue loss to Toronto Hydro; any disclosure could give rise to a breach of law, including applicable securities laws.

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:   

 

1. City Council as shareholder request Toronto Hydro Corporation, the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services and the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, to continue a collaborative analysis of the Toronto Hydro Climate Action Plan and relevant City strategies and programs to determine specific goals, outcomes, actions and timelines for enabling Toronto’s net zero climate targets, including consideration of the recommendations contained in the letter (December 6, 2021) from Councillor Mike Layton.

 

2. City Council request the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services and the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, and relevant divisions, agencies and stakeholders, in collaboration with Toronto Hydro, to refine the TransformTO spatial and temporal study of climate actions to include probabilistic adoption scenarios (for example, electric vehicles and heat pumps), resulting in corresponding electricity consumption and demand profiles.

 

3.  City Council direct the City Manager to report to City Council by the end of the second quarter of 2022 with respect to the analysis referred to in Part 1 above and the consultation and climate adoption scenarios referred to in Part 2 above, including possible implementation plans starting as early as 2022, and any recommendations regarding new climate action mandates such as a shareholder direction for Toronto Hydro.

 

4. City Council direct that Confidential Attachment 3 to the report (November 23, 2021) from the City Manager remain confidential in its entirety, in accordance with Section 4.4 of the Toronto Hydro Shareholder Direction, as it contains technical, commercial, financial or labour relations information of Toronto Hydro Corporation.

Origin

(November 23, 2021) Report from the City Manager

Summary

At City Council's request from its April 7, 2021 meeting, Toronto Hydro Corporation has submitted a report to the City Manager on its current climate action work and opportunities in key areas including electric vehicles, outdoor lighting, renewable energy, energy storage and non-capital sources of revenue.  

 

This report responds to further Council direction that the City Manager report on Toronto Hydro's plan and the role Toronto Hydro has in enabling the City's climate change and equity objectives.

 

Accelerating climate action is essential for the health and prosperity of Toronto and requires all City divisions, agencies and corporations to advance this work.  Toronto Hydro, as the City's wholly-owned electrical distribution company, is a critical enabler of many of the City's climate goals outlined in TransformTO and the staff-recommended Net Zero Strategy, given the significant greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions that can be realized through electrification to displace fossil fuel use in buildings and vehicles. 

 

Toronto Hydro's Climate Action Plan (attached to this report with a cover letter and confidential appendix) offers a positive framework to enable the electrification necessary to achieve net zero emissions. It proposes opportunities that include:

 

- expanding regulated electricity distribution to build a grid that is capable of supporting Toronto’s future zero-emission electricity demand;  
- creating a new, unregulated “Climate Advisory Services” business to facilitate the growth of emerging local clean-tech markets; and 
- making capital investments, focused on modernization of outdoor lighting. 
 

Toronto Hydro submitted its Climate Action Plan to the City Manager on September 30, 2021. City staff have begun reviewing the framework with Hydro, divisions and agencies to determine alignment with the TransformTO Net Zero Strategy and other strategies and programs such as City-run climate advisory services, electric vehicles, and street lighting. Further review of financial, economic, environmental, regulatory and timing risks and opportunities is required. Thorough analysis and due diligence will enable City and Toronto Hydro staff to provide recommendations to City Council and the Toronto Hydro Board regarding any new mandates or shareholder direction to Toronto Hydro, City-funded investments, partnerships and other actions. 

 

The City and Toronto Hydro will continue to collaborate on research and to consider specific investments, programs, policies and other measures to advance the objectives of the Climate Action Plan and a coordinated City-Hydro climate response. This report recommends consideration of specific priority areas and reporting back to Council in Q2 2022 on next steps.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 23, 2021) Report from the City Manager on Toronto Hydro Climate Action Plan and Next Steps
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173879.pdf
Attachment 1 - Letter from Toronto Hydro President and Chief Executive Officer
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173880.pdf
Attachment 2 - Toronto Hydro Climate Action Plan - submitted to the City Manager on Sep 30, 2021.
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173881.pdf
Confidential Attachment 3 - Confidential Climate Action Plan "Appendix H" - submitted to the City Manager on Sep 30, 2021

Speakers

Gabriella Kalapos, Clean Air Partnership
Mark Marmer, Signature Electric
Councillor Paula Fletcher

Communications (Committee)

(December 1, 2021) Letter from Jan De Silva, President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Region Board of Trade (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-141948.pdf
(December 1, 2021) Letter from Carolyn Kim, Director, Ontario Region Pembina Institute (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-141951.pdf
(December 6, 2021) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (EX.Supp)
(December 6, 2021) E-mail from Mark Marmer (EX.Supp)
(December 6, 2021) Letter from Bryan Purcell, Vice President of Policy and Programs, The Atmospheric Fund (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-142248.pdf
(December 6, 2021) Letter from Councillor Mike Layton, Ward 11, University-Rosedale (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-142265.pdf
(December 7, 2021) Letter from Geoffrey Osborne, Director Strategy and Operations, NRStor Inc. (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-142253.pdf

EX28.2 - Final Tax Design and Steps to Implement a Vacant Home Tax in Toronto

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council approve the implementation of a Vacant Home Tax of one percent tax of the current value assessment of the residential property on which the vacant unit is located, effective for the 2022 taxation year collectible in the following year, and adopt the final tax design features for the Vacant Home Tax as set out in Attachment 1 to the report (November 23, 2021) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat.

 

2. City Council appoint the Director, Revenue Services to administer the complaint process, and to receive and make decisions on complaints with respect to the Vacant Home Tax as set out in Attachment 1 to the report (November 23, 2021) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat.

 

3. City Council appoint the Controller to the role of Appellate Authority as set out in Attachment 1 to the report (November 23, 2021) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, and to receive, hear and make decisions on appeals with respect to the Vacant Home Tax as set out in Attachment 1 to the report (November 23, 2021) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat.

 

4. City Council direct the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to allocate net Vacant Home Tax revenues (after deduction of program operating expenditures) towards affordable housing initiatives through the annual operating and capital budget approval process.

 

5. City Council direct the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to:

 

a. promote public awareness of the Vacant Home Tax during 2022; and

 

b. report back during the fourth quarter of 2023 with the findings from the first year of tax collections as part of an annual reporting requirement. 

 

6. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary Bill to give effect to the Vacant Home Tax at the next City Council meeting in January, 2022, and to amend the City of Toronto Municipal Code to add the Vacant Home Tax by-law as Chapter 778.

 

7. City Council direct the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to report to the Executive Committee by the second quarter of 2022 with updates on the implementation and projected revenues from the Vacant Home Tax.

Origin

(November 23, 2021) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat

Summary

City Council, at its meeting of July 14-16, 2021, considered the report

EX25.3: Recommended Tax Design and Steps to Implement a Vacant Home Tax in Toronto, which provided recommended tax program design elements to be considered as part of a future tax by-law, including annual declaration responsibility of all homeowners, key definitions of vacant homes, principal residence exemptions, other exempting conditions, administrative matters, tax rate, and general information regarding audit and enforcement functions, complaints and appeals process, offences and penalties and annual reporting requirements.

 

The subsequent direction from City Council was to undertake public consultation and receive written feedback and advice from stakeholders on the development of the proposed tax program; and to report back during Q4 2021 with the findings from the consultations and any modifications to a finalized tax design and an enabling tax by-law for Council consideration for implementation on January 1, 2022.

 

This report responds to Council's direction by providing the findings of a public consultation effort conducted in October 2021. Approximately 5,000 residential tenants and property owners responded to a survey seeking feedback on the design of the Vacant Home Tax.  This input affirmed many of the features of the tax proposed in July 2021, and informed other details which are together presented in this report as the final recommended tax design for the Vacant Home Tax. To comply with the City of Toronto Act, 2006 (COTA), the by-law will be presented to City Council for adoption in January 2022 to adopt the recommended Vacant Home Tax.

 

The proposed by-law would become effective on January 1, 2022, with the first annual property declarations in respect of the 2022 taxation being due in 2023.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 23, 2021) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat on Final Tax Design and Steps to Implement a Vacant Home Tax in Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173763.pdf
Attachment 1 - Final Recommended Tax Design Features
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173764.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(December 5, 2021) E-mail from Jane Rowan (EX.Supp)

EX28.3 - 2022 Tax Supported Interim Operating and Capital Budget Estimates

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council approve the 2022 Tax Supported Interim Operating Budget Estimates totalling $3.625 billion as detailed by City Program and Agency in Appendix 1 to the report (November 22, 2021) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

Origin

(November 22, 2021) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Summary

The 2022 Tax Supported Operating and Capital Budgets are scheduled for Council approval in mid- February of 2022. The purpose of this report is to establish the 2022 Tax Supported Interim Operating and Capital Estimates in order to enable Tax Supported City Programs and Agencies to have the necessary spending authority to deliver current services, meet existing contractual commitments and to continue work on previously approved capital projects until the 2022 Operating and Capital Budgets are approved by City Council. 

 

It should be noted that no funding for new/enhanced services or new capital projects is included in the recommended 2022 Interim Estimates. Any consideration for new funding is subject to the 2022 Budget process.

 

The 2022 Tax Supported Interim Operating Estimates include $3.625 billion in gross expenditures with a net funding requirement of $3.377 billion. The 2022 Tax Supported Interim Capital Estimates total $1.659 billion, requiring debenture financing of $0.565 billion.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 22, 2021) Report and Appendices 1 and 2 from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on 2022 Tax Supported Interim Operating and Capital Budget Estimates
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173774.pdf

EX28.4 - City of Toronto Investment Report for the six month period ending June 30, 2021

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council receive the report (November 16, 2021) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for information.

Origin

(November 16, 2021) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the following information:

 

1.  Performance of the Funds for the six month period ending June 30, 2021

2.  General Market Update and Benchmark Performance

3.  City of Toronto Investment Policy and Procedures

 

Short-term volatility due to the pandemic and the economic outlook did create a reversal of some above average results experienced in 2020, especially those with exposures to interest rates.  However, investors with a longer term view and investment horizon, like the City of Toronto, have solid returns over the combined 2-year period ending June 30, 2021.  This 2-year period also marks the anniversary of a majority of the external investment managers that were funded under the purview of the Toronto Investment Board.  Performance of these managers are viewed on a rolling 4-year annualized basis in accordance with the Council adopted Investment Policy.

 

The City's General Group of Funds ("General Fund") holds the City's working capital and amounts designated for the City's reserves and reserve funds.  The Long Term Fund portion of this portfolio managed by external managers returned 5.4% on an annualized basis for the two year period ending on June 30, 2021.  Overall, including the Short Term Fund, the fund had a total return of 0.4 percent for the six month period ending June 30, 2021, and a 2.7 percent total return on a 4-year annualized return basis. These results outperformed the weighted market benchmark by 0.4 percent and 0.3 percent respectively. When the unrealized gains and losses are excluded from the total return, the book return for the General Fund was 1.2 percent (earned $46.4 million) for the six month period ending June 30, 2021. 

 

The City's Sinking Fund portfolio, which holds the investment funds for future debt repayments, saw external investment managers have a 4.1% annualized total return for the two year period ending June 30, 2021.   On a shorter term basis, the fund had a total return of -2.4 percent for the six month period ending June 30, 2021, underperforming the weighted market benchmark by 0.2 percent. When excluding the unrealized market gains and losses, the City's Sinking Fund portfolio earned 1.2% (earned $15.0 million) for the six month period ending June 30, 2021 on an earned income basis.  The customized benchmark index used for this portfolio as required by the Investment Policy does not yet have enough history for the 4-year measurement. 

 

Since January 1, 2018, the City's long-term investments have been managed by the Toronto Investment Board ("Board") under a new Council adopted Investment Policy which is based on the prudent investor standard. The investment portfolios have been progressively phased in to use of the broader range of investments that have become available. Although the overall portfolio risk has been reduced through asset mix diversification, the potential for volatility in total returns over the short term investment horizon still exist while the risk-adjusted total returns over the long term investment horizon are expected to be higher.

 

The Toronto Investment Board completed an asset mix review during the first six months of 2021 given the impact of the pandemic.  The Board decided that neither the asset mix nor changes to the Investment Policy would be required at this time.  It is a legislative requirement that the Investment Policy be provided to City Council, at least annually, for their review.  A copy of the current Investment Policy is included as Attachment 1 to this report which was last adopted by Council in June 2020. 

 

In total, there are now four fixed income managers and four global equity managers engaged in managing the long-term investments under the Toronto Investment Board. Both fixed income and equity investment classes are fully funded in accordance with the target asset mix in the Investment Policy with 70 percent allocated to fixed income and 20 percent to global equities.  As at June 30, 2021, approximately 90 percent of both the Sinking Fund and the Long Term Fund were managed by external fund managers with the remaining 10 percent to be allocated to real assets.  The Board continues to evaluate opportunities in the real asset category.

 

The City's auditor, KPMG LLP, found no exceptions with the compliance to the City's Investment Policy for 2020.   For the first six months of 2021, all funds managed are compliant with the Investment Policy.

 

The Toronto Investment Board is in the process of hiring a third-party data provider in order to monitor and report on whether or not external investment firms hired are compliant with the terms of the Investment Policy governing Environmental, Social, and Governance Factors.  While this process has taken longer than expected due to the pandemic and other unforeseen issues, contract negotiations are currently underway with a vendor for these services.  It is expected this information and data regarding climate change risk from these reviews be available for the next investment report in mid-2022 and will continue to be reported to City Council on a semi-annual basis.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 16, 2021) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on City of Toronto Investment Report for the six month period ending June 30, 2021
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173767.pdf
Attachment 1 - City of Toronto Statement of Investment Policy and Procedures
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173768.pdf
Attachment 2 - Background on the Funds
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173769.pdf
Attachment 3 - Record of Transactions in City of Toronto Debentures
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173770.pdf
Attachment 4 - Breakdown of the Portfolios by Sectors and by Credit Ratings
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173771.pdf

EX28.5 - Property Taxes: 2022 Interim Levy By-Law

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
Bill 1025 has been submitted on this Item.

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council authorize that the 2022 interim levy for all property classes be based on 50 percent of the total 2021 taxes billed for each property, adjusted, as necessary, to reflect any additional taxes added to the previous year's taxes as a result of assessment added to the tax roll.

 
2. City Council authorize that the interim levy apply to assessments added to the tax roll for 2021 that were not on the assessment roll when the By-law was passed.

 
3. City Council authorize that:

 
a. the interim bill payment due dates for property tax accounts paid on the eleven (11) installment pre-authorized tax payment plan be: February 15, March 15, April 19, May 16 and June 15, 2022;

 
b. the interim bill payment due date for the two (2) installment pre-authorized tax payment plan be March 1, 2022; and

 
c. the interim bill payment due dates for all other property tax accounts on the regular instalment option or on the six (6) instalment pre-authorized tax payment plan be: March 1, April 1 and May 2, 2022.

              
4. City Council authorize the introduction of the necessary Bill in City Council on December 15 and 16, 2021, providing for the levy and collection of the 2022 interim taxes prior to the adoption of the estimates for 2022, which By-law, when enacted, will be effective as of January 1, 2022.

Origin

(November 10, 2021) Report from the Controller

Summary

This report requests Council authority to adopt the necessary by-law to levy interim property taxes for all property classes for 2022 and to prescribe applicable interim bill payment due dates. The 2022 interim levy will raise approximately $2.35 billion for City purposes, and will provide for the cash requirements of the City until such time as the 2022 Operating Budget and 2022 final property tax levy are approved by Council.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 10, 2021) Report from the Controller on Property Taxes: 2022 Interim Levy By-Law
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173773.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(December 6, 2021) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (EX.Supp)

EX28.6 - 2022 Rate Supported Budgets - 2022 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Service Fees

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
Bill 1001 has been submitted on this Item.

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

Rates and Fees

 

1. City Council adopt:

 

a. effective January 1, 2022, a 3 percent rate increase to the combined water and wastewater consumption rates (paid on or before the due date) charged to metered consumers as shown in the table below and in Appendix B to the report (October 21, 2021) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the General Manager, Toronto Water:

 

Annual Consumption

Paid on or before the due date, $/m3

Paid after the due date, $/m3

Block 1 - All consumers of water, including the first 5,000 cubic metres per year consumed by Industrial users ("Block 1 rate")

 

4.2586

4.4827

Block 2 - Industrial process – use water consumption over 5,000 cubic metres per year, representing a 30%   reduction from the Block 1 Rate ("Block 2 rate')

 

2.9809

3.1377

  

b. effective January 1, 2022, an increase of 3 percent to the water and wastewater consumption rates (paid on or before the due date) charged to flat rate consumers, as set out in Appendix B to the report (October 21, 2021) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the General Manager, Toronto Water; and

 

c. effective January 1, 2022 the water and wastewater service fees, as set out in Appendix C to the report (October 21, 2021) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the General Manager, Toronto Water.

 

2. City Council adopt, with respect to assistance for low-income seniors and low-income disabled persons:

 

a. effective January 1, 2022, the water rebate for eligible low-income seniors and low-income disabled persons be set at a rate of $1.2776 per cubic metre, representing a 30 percent reduction from the Block 1 rate above (paid on or before the due date).

 

3. City Council authorize the necessary amendments to Municipal Code Chapter 441 - Fees and Charges, Municipal Code, Chapter 849 - Water and Sewage Services and Utility Bill, and any other necessary Municipal Code Chapters as may be required, to give effect to City Council's decision.

 

4. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce any necessary Bills required to give effect to Council's decision and authorize the City Solicitor to make any necessary clarifications, refinements, including stylistic, format and organization, minor modifications, technical amendments or by-law amendments as may be identified by the City Solicitor, the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the General Manager, Toronto Water.

 

Operating and Capital Budgets

 

5. City Council approve the 2022 Operating Budget for Toronto Water of $471.228 million gross, $1,447.021 million revenue and $975.793 million net for the following services:

 

 

Gross Expenditures

($000s)

Revenue

($000s)

Capital from Current Contribution

($000s)

Water Treatment & Supply

196,749.6

632,947.6

436,198.0

Wastewater Collection & Treatment

230,918.1

803,249.1

572,331.0

Stormwater Management

43,560.4

10,824.2

-32,736.2

Total Program Budget

471,228.1

1,447,020.9

975,792.8

 

6. City Council approve the 2022 staff complement for Toronto Water of 1,883.3 positions composed of 130 capital position and 1,753.3 operating positions.

 

7. City Council approve 2022 Capital Budget for Toronto Water with cash flows and future year commitments totaling $8,001.172 million as detailed by project in Appendix 6a to the 2022 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Water.

 

8. City Council approve the 2023-2031 Capital Plan for Toronto Water totalling $7,081.173  million in project estimates as detailed by project in Appendix 6b to the 2022 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Water.

 

9. City Council request that all sub-projects with third party financing be approved conditionally, subject to the receipt of such financing in 2022 and if such funding is not forthcoming, their priority and funding be reassessed by City Council relative to other City-financed priorities and needs.

 

Service Levels

 

10. City Council approve the 2022 service levels for Toronto Water as outlined in Appendix 1 to the report (November 3, 2021) from the General Manager, Toronto Water titled "Recommended 2022 Service Levels - Toronto Water".

Origin

(November 19, 2021) Letter from the Budget Committee

Summary

This report presents the recommended 2022 water and wastewater consumption rates and service fees arising from the concurrent adoption by City Council of the 2022 Toronto Water Operating and Capital Budgets.

 

In accordance with the City Council 10 year capital plan approved in 2015, this report recommends a 3% water and wastewater consumption rate increase, effective January 1, 2022, and inflationary fee increases for certain existing water and wastewater service fees, reflecting cost recovery for these services. 

 

The recommended 2022 water and wastewater consumption rates and service fees will allow the Toronto Water Program to remain fully self-funded and financially stable, with both operating and capital needs being met without excessive year-over-year fluctuations in pricing over the long term.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 19, 2021) Letter from the Budget Committee on 2022 Rate Supported Budgets - 2022 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Service Fees
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173530.pdf
(October 21, 2021) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the General Manager, Toronto Water on 2022 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Service Fees
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173532.pdf
Appendix A - Summary of 2022 Operating and Capital Budget and Forecast, Corresponding Rate Increase and Capital Financing
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173533.pdf
Appendix B - 2022 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173534.pdf
Appendix C - 2022 Water and Wastewater Service Fees
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173535.pdf
(November 3, 2021) Report and Appendix 1 from the General Manager, Toronto Water on Recommended 2022 Service Levels - Toronto Water
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173559.pdf
2022 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Water
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173556.pdf
2022 Report 7C - Toronto Water
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173557.pdf
2022 Report 7C - Toronto Wastewater
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173558.pdf
(October 22, 2021) Briefing Note (BN1) - 2022 Capital Budget Briefing Note - Basement Flooding Protection Program - Program Status Update and Project List - 2022 to 2026
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173775.pdf
(October 15, 2021) Attachment 1 to Briefing Note (BN1) - 2022 Capital Budget Briefing Note - Basement Flooding Protection Program - Program Status Update and Project List - 2022 to 2026
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173740.pdf
(October 15, 2021) Attachment 2 to Briefing Note (BN1) - 2022 Capital Budget Briefing Note - Basement Flooding Protection Program - Program Status Update and Project List - 2022 to 2026
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173743.pdf
Briefing Note (BN5) - 2022 Operating Budget Briefing Note - Toronto Water and Solid Waste Management Services - Community Gardens and Urban Farms
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173776.pdf
Briefing Note (BN6) - 2022 Operating Budget Briefing Note - Toronto Water - Service Levels
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173777.pdf
(November 3, 2021) Notice of Public Meeting - Proposed Amendments to the City of Toronto Municipal Code for Increases to the Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Certain Water and Wastewater Service Fees
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173778.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(December 15, 2021) Letter from Ms. A. Pope, Coordinator (Volunteer), Zero Waste Hub Toronto (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142827.pdf

EX28.7 - 2022 Rate Supported Budgets - Solid Waste Management Services and Recommended 2022 Solid Waste Rates and Fees

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
Bill 974 has been submitted on this Item.

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

Rates and Fees

 

1. City Council adopt, effective January 1, 2022, the Solid Waste Management Services Rates and Fees as set out in Appendix A to the report (November 1, 2021) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services.
 

2. City Council authorize that the necessary amendments be made to the Municipal Code Chapter 441 (Fees and Charges) and any other necessary Municipal Code Chapters as may be required to give effect to City Council's decision.
 

3. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce any necessary Bills required to give effect to City Council's decision and City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make any necessary refinements, including stylistic, format and organization, as may be identified by the City Solicitor, the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, and the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services.
 

4. City Council direct that all the rates, fees and charges set out in Appendix A to the report (November 1, 2021) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, adopted by Council in Recommendations 1 and 2 above, continue in full force and effect until such time as they are amended or repealed by City Council.
 

5. City Council authorize the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services to negotiate and enter into amending agreements with the City's existing contractors providing the sale and distribution of garbage bag tags to extend the contracts for a term ending December 31, 2023, with one optional year to extend and with the provision that the City, in its sole discretion, may end the contract term earlier than the specified end date, and on any other terms satisfactory to the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, and each in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

6. City Council extend the existing authority for the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services or designate, from December 31, 2021 until December 31, 2026, to negotiate and enter into any agreements or related documents necessary to facilitate renewable energy projects from biogas/landfill gas, for the City, including without limitation non-competitive procurement agreements under Municipal Code Chapter 195 (Purchasing), agreements to receive funding, and related amending agreements, on such terms that are acceptable to the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 
7. City Council extend the existing authority for the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services or designate, from December 31, 2021 until December 31, 2026, to negotiate and enter into any agreements or related documents necessary to produce, manage, market, distribute, use and sell renewable energy projects, from biogas/landfill gas, resulting from the implementation of Recommendation 6 above and/or the associated environmental attributes, including without limitation non-competitive procurement agreements under Municipal Code Chapter 195 (Purchasing), agreements to receive funding, and related amending agreements, on such terms that are acceptable to the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

8. City Council extend the existing authority for the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services to continue to administer the First Nations Engagement Grant Fund for the Green Lane Landfill Renewable Energy Study Project funded through the capital program for qualifying local First Nations to retain, on a verified basis, technical services such as energy, environmental and/or similar consultants to assist with the engagement process over the term of the Study, and to negotiate and enter into any necessary agreements for this grant fund on terms and conditions acceptable to the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 
9. City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, or designate, to negotiate and enter in to any lease agreement, license agreement, easements or similar instruments necessary to implement Recommendations 6 and 7 above where Municipal Code Chapter 213 (Real Property) does not otherwise apply, on terms acceptable to the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

Operating and Capital Budgets

 

10. City Council approve the 2022 Operating Budget for Solid Waste Management Services of $377.809 million gross, $390.966 million revenue and $13.157 million net for the following services:

 

Service:

Gross Expenditures

($000s)

Revenue

($000s)

Capital from Current Contribution

($000s)

City Beautification

39,263.0

6,920.0

-32,343.0

Solid Waste Collection & Transfer

134,229.2

342,151.2

207,922.0

Solid Waste Processing & Transport

156,432.7

31,192.0

-125,240.7

Residual Management

40,821.7

10,702.4

-30,119.3

Solid Waste Education & Enforcement

7,061.9

0.3

-7,061.6

Total Program Budget

377,808.5

390.966.0

13,157.5

 

11. City Council approve the 2022 staff complement for Solid Waste Management Services of 1,139.3 positions comprised of 50.6 capital position and 1,088.7 operating positions.

 

12. City Council approve the 2022 new user fees, market rate user fee changes, and other fee changes above the inflationary adjusted rate for Solid Waste Management Services identified in Appendix 9 to the 2022 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budget Notes - Solid Waste Management Services, for inclusion in the Municipal Code Chapter 441 (Fees and Charges).

 

13. City Council approve 2022 Capital Budget for Solid Waste Management Services with cash flows and future year commitments totaling $625.585 million as detailed by project in Appendix 6a to the 2022 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budget Notes - Solid Waste Management Services.

 

14. City Council approve the 2023-2031 Capital Plan for Solid Waste Management Services totalling $223.535 million in project estimates as detailed by project in Appendix 6b to the 2022 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budget Notes - Solid Waste Management Services.

 

Service Levels

 

15. City Council approve the 2022 service levels for Solid Waste Management Services as outlined in Appendix 1 to the report (October 20, 2021) from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services.

Origin

(November 19, 2021) Letter from the Budget Committee

Summary

This report outlines the recommended 2022 Solid Waste Management Services Rates and Fees arising from the adoption of the 2022 Solid Waste Management Services Operating and Capital Budgets. The recommended rate increase is consistent however fee increases will vary based on customer group and are highlighted in Table 1.

 

Table 1 highlights the recommended key Solid Waste Management Services Rates and Fees effective January 1, 2022.

 

Table 1 - 2022 Recommended Rates and Fees Increases (Effective January 1, 2022)

 

Customer Group

% Rate Increase

Comments

 

Multi-Residential

 

3.00%

Maintain service levels and fund Capital Program

Single Family and Residential Units Above Commercial (RUAC)

 

3.00%

Maintain service levels and fund Capital Program

 

Bag Tags, Bin Purchase

 

3.00%

Maintain service levels and fund Capital Program

Commercial, Divisions, Agencies and Corporations, Schools

 

3.00%

Maintain service levels and fund Capital Program

Blended Rate

3.00%

 

 

The recommended three (3) per cent increase in Solid Waste Management Services Rates will provide and maintain Council Approved service levels unchanged from the prior year and fund the 2022 Capital Budget and 10-Year Capital Plan. The $15.546 million increase in 2022 operating expenditures over prior year is attributable to the increase in organic collection and processing costs due to volume and contractual inflation adjustments, increase in the Fleet Reserve contribution as per the vehicle replacement plan, reinstatement of advertising and promotion budgets that were previously reduced due to the prior     year's provincial pandemic shutdown, start-up of the Dufferin Renewable Natural Gas Facility and increase in debt principal and interest payments to fund the 10-Year Capital Budget and Plan.

 

The three (3) per cent utility rate increase for 2022 is recommended to maintain the contribution to Waste Management Reserve fund in line with last year's forecast to finance future capital investments, which include the construction of the third Anaerobic Digester, Landfill Gas Development or Energy from Waste initiatives and Dufferin Waste Facility Site Improvement.

 

The 2022 Operating Budget expenditure is $390.966 million, representing an increase of $11.651 million or 3.1 percent increase over the prior year approved budget including a $13.157 million contribution to the Waste Management Reserve Fund, all of which are offset by total revenues of $390.966 million.

 

The 2022 Capital Budget is $69.729 million including carry-forwards, which is comprised of $63.668 million in new 2022 funding and $6.061 million in funding carried forward from 2021 into 2022. The 2022 Capital Budget and Plan remains generally unchanged from last year focusing on the following key capital objectives and priorities for Solid Waste Management Services:

 

- To safely and efficiently collect materials from 875,000 homes, business and public spaces by implementing Council's direction on health and safety by installing telematics solutions on vehicles in support of Vision Zero 2.0;


- To manage 900,000 plus tonnes of material in an environmentally and fiscally sustainable manner which includes constructing a 3rd Anaerobic Digester to help address organics processing capacity constraints;


- To continue investigating long-term disposal options including landfill capacity development and energy from waste and strategically using alternate landfill sites;


- To continue to develop and invest in renewable energy such as Renewable Natural Gas facilities.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 19, 2021) Letter from the Budget Committee on 2022 Rate Supported Budgets - Solid Waste Management Services and Recommended 2022 Solid Waste Rates and Fees
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173551.pdf
(November 1, 2021) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services on 2022 Rate Supported Budgets - Solid Waste Management Services and Recommended 2022 Solid Waste Rates and Fees, and Attachments 1 and 2
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173553.pdf
2022 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budget Notes - Solid Waste Management Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173555.pdf
2022 Report 7C - Solid Waste Management Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173565.pdf
(October 20, 2021) Report and Appendix 1 from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services on Recommended 2022 Service Levels - Solid Waste Management Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173576.pdf
Briefing Note (BN2) - 2022 Capital Budget Briefing Note - Update on Circular Economy Partnerships Secured in 2021
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173779.pdf
Briefing Note (BN3) - 2022 Operating Budget Briefing Note Solid Waste Management Services - Education and Enforcement
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173780.pdf
Revised Briefing Note (BN4) - 2022 Operating Budget Briefing Note - Waste Diversion in City Parks
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173781.pdf
Briefing Note (BN5) - 2022 Operating Budget Briefing Note - Toronto Water and Solid Waste Management Services - Community Gardens and Urban Farms
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173782.pdf
Briefing Note (BN7) - 2022 Operating Budget Briefing Note - Solid Waste Management Services - Service Levels
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173783.pdf
(November 3, 2021) Notice of Public Meeting - 2022 Rate Supported Budgets - Solid Waste Management Services and Recommended 2022 Solid Waste Rates and Fees
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173784.pdf
Notice of Public Meeting - Appendix A - Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 441, Fees and Charges
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173785.pdf

EX28.8 - 2022 Rate Supported Budgets - Toronto Parking Authority

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Confidential Attachment - The security of property belonging to the City or one of its agencies or corporations, labour relations or employee negotiations, and personal matters about identifiable individuals, including municipal or local board employees

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that: 

 

Operating and Capital Budgets

 

1. City Council approve the 2022 Operating Budget for Toronto Parking Authority of $105.9 million gross, $120.3 million revenue and ($14.4 million) net for the following services:

 

Service:

Gross Expenditures

($000s)

Revenue

($000s)

Net Expenditures

($000s)

On-Street Parking

10,256.7

45,793.2

(35,536.5)

Off-Street Parking

85,235.1

66,389.6

18,845.5

Bike Share

10,407.9

8,118.4

2,289.5

Total Program Budget

105,899.7

120,301.2

(14,401.4)

 

2. City Council approve the 2022 staff complement for Toronto Parking Authority of 326.5 operating positions.

 

3. City Council approve 2022 Capital Budget for Toronto Parking Authority with cash flows and future year commitments totaling $132.6 million as detailed by project in Appendix 6a to the 2022 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Parking Authority.

 

4. City Council approve the 2023-2031 Capital Plan for Toronto Parking Authority totalling $68.9 million in project estimates as detailed by project in Appendix 6b to the 2022 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Parking Authority.

 

5. City Council direct the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, in consultation with the President, Toronto Parking Authority, to report to the Budget Committee on an updated Income Sharing Renewal Agreement no later than December 31, 2022.

 

6. City Council request that all sub-projects with third party financing be approved conditionally, subject to the receipt of such financing in 2022 and if such funding is not forthcoming, their priority and funding be reassessed by City Council relative to other City-financed priorities and needs.

 

Service Levels

 

7.  City Council approve the 2022 service levels for Toronto Parking Authority as outlined in Appendix 1 to the report (November 3, 2021) from the President, Toronto Parking Authority.

 

8. City Council direct that Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (September 10, 2021) from the President, Toronto Parking Authority remain confidential in its entirety as it pertains to personal matters about identifiable individuals, including municipal or local board employees, and labour relations or employee negotiations, and the security of property belonging to the City or one of its agencies or corporations.

Origin

(November 19, 2021) Letter from the Budget Committee

Summary

This report provides the recommended 2022 Service Levels for Toronto Parking Authority in comparison to service levels planned and achieved from 2019 to 2021.

 

Service levels have historically been presented in the Budget Notes for each Program/Agency for review by Budget Committee and approval by City Council.  Beginning in 2020, as part of the budget modernization project, service levels were provided in a separate document in an effort to deliver a more efficient and simplified budget process that will create greater opportunities for public participation through inclusive and outcome focused budget materials.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 19, 2021) Letter from the Budget Committee on 2022 Rate Supported Budgets - Toronto Parking Authority
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173577.pdf
(November 3, 2021) Report and Appendix 1 from the President, Toronto Parking Authority on Recommended 2022 Service Levels - Toronto Parking Authority
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173580.pdf
2022 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Parking Authority
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173578.pdf
2022 Report 7C - Toronto Parking Authority
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173579.pdf
Notice of Public Meeting - Toronto Parking Authority - 2022 Recommended Operating Budget, 2021 Recommended Capital Budget and 2022-2030 Recommended Capital Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173786.pdf
(September 29, 2021) Letter from the Board of Directors for the Toronto Parking Authority on Toronto Parking Authority - 2022 Operating Budget and 2022-2031 Capital Budget
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173581.pdf
(September 10, 2021) Report from the President, Toronto Parking Authority on Toronto Parking Authority - 2022 Operating Budget and 2022-2031 Capital Budget
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173582.pdf
Attachment 1 - Budget TO 2022 Budget Submission - Toronto Parking Authority
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173583.pdf
Attachment 2 - Off-Street Rate Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173584.pdf
Attachment 3 - On-Street Rate Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173585.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1

EX28.9 - Obligatory Reserve Funds (Deferred Revenues) and Reserves and Discretionary Reserve Funds as at September 30, 2021

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
Bill 1041 has been submitted on this Item.

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that: 

 

1. City Council approve the establishment of a discretionary reserve fund called the 'Toronto Public Library IT Asset Replacement Reserve Fund' in Appendix B, Schedule 7 - Corporate Discretionary Reserve Funds of the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 227, Reserves and Reserve Funds, the purpose of which is to provide funding to purchase Information Technology equipment for Toronto Public Library as part of the annual replacement cycle for Information Technology equipment, with criteria set out in Appendix G to the report (November 3, 2021) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

 

2. City Council approve the establishment of a Stabilization Reserve called the 'Debt Servicing Stabilization Reserve' in Appendix A, Schedule 3 - Stabilization Reserves of the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 227, Reserves and Reserve Funds, the purpose of which is to reduce the volatility of the City's annual debt service costs, with criteria set out in Appendix H to the report (November 3, 2021) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

 

3. City Council authorize that the name of the 'Sony Centre Facility Fee Reserve Fund' be changed to the 'TO Live Facility Fee Reserve Fund' and that the criteria sheet, reflecting changes to the purpose, and its contribution and withdrawal policies be amended, as outlined in Appendix I to the report (November 3, 2021) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, and City Council amend Appendix B, Schedule 8 of Chapter 227 to reflect the revised purpose.

 

4. City Council adopt a change in name of the 'Public Health Efficiency Reserve Fund' account to the 'Public Health Reserve Fund', as well as a change to its purpose and criteria as reflected in the revised Criteria Sheet in Appendix J to the report (November 3, 2021) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, and City Council amend Appendix B, Schedule 7 of Chapter 227 to reflect the revised name and purpose.

 

5. City Council authorize that the names of the following accounts be changed to be consistent with the change in name of their respective Divisions, and City Council amend the schedules of Chapter 227 as set out in the following table:

 

Existing Reserve Name

Recommended New Reserve Name

Schedule #

E.M.S. - Vehicle Reserve

Toronto Paramedic Services Vehicle Reserve

Schedule 1

E.M.S. - Equipment Reserve

Toronto Paramedic Services Equipment Reserve

Schedule 1

Economic Development, Culture and Tourism Vehicle Reserve

Economic Development and Culture Vehicle Reserve

Schedule 1

Long-Term Care Homes and Services Vehicle Reserve

Seniors Services and Long-Term Care Vehicle Reserve

Schedule 1

Homes for the Aged Stabilization Reserve

Seniors Services and Long-Term Care Stabilization Reserve

Schedule 3

Development Charges - Emergency Medical Services Reserve Fund

Development Charges - Toronto Paramedic Services Reserve Fund

Schedule 11

Homes for the Aged Reserve Fund

Seniors Services and Long-Term Care Reserve Fund

Schedule 13

 

6. City Council direct the following accounts, which have zero balances, be closed and deleted from the Schedules to Chapter 227 as set out in the table to follow.

 

Reserve Account

Beneficial Program

Schedule #

Mayor's Office Vehicle Reserve

Mayor's Office

Schedule 1

 

Sony Centre Stabilization Reserve

TO Live

Schedule 3

Bloor Street Transformation Maintenance Reserve Fund

Transportation Services

Schedule 8

St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts Reserve Fund

TO Live

Schedule 8

Modular Housing Reserve Fund

Corporate Real Estate Management

 

Schedule 15

 

7. City Council direct that the balance of the 'Toronto Centre for the Arts Improvement Reserve Fund' in the amount of $213,689.00 be transferred to the 'TO Live Facility Fee Reserve Fund' and it be closed and deleted from Appendix B, Schedule 8 in Chapter 227.

 

8. City Council direct that the balance of the 'Toronto Centre for the Arts Stabilization Reserve' in the amount of $372.76 be transferred to the 'TO Live Facility Fee Reserve Fund' and it be closed and deleted from Appendix A, Schedule 3 in Chapter 227.

 

9. City Council direct that the balance of the 'Water Efficiency Loan Reserve Fund' in the amount of $2,393,277.21 be transferred to the Water Capital Reserve Fund (deferred revenue) and it be closed and deleted from Appendix C, Schedule 16 in Chapter 227.

Origin

(November 19, 2021) Letter from the Budget Committee

Summary

The City of Toronto (City) maintains balances that are recognized as revenues in future years, in addition to reserves and reserve funds that provide future funding offsets.  This report provides balances for obligatory reserve funds (deferred revenues) and reserves and discretionary reserve funds as at September 30, 2021.

 

In addition, this report requests Council approval for administrative amendments to the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 227, Reserves and Reserve Funds ("Chapter 227"). This includes a request to establish a new reserve and discretionary reserve fund change the names/purposes of a number of reserves and reserve funds to better reflect divisional allocation, and close five reserve/reserve fund accounts and transfer residual balances accordingly.

 

As at September 30, 2021, the City recognized $8,978.8 million in total deferred revenues (obligatory reserve funds) and discretionary reserve funds, an increase of $1,393.0 million from the December 31, 2020 balance of $7,585.8 million. These balances are subject to annual changes based on receipts from third parties, recognition of amounts into revenue based on third party agreements and revenue recognition principles and transfers between funds, based on Council approvals. A total of 97.1 percent of the City's deferred revenues and reserves are fully committed, with the breakdown of the total balance as follows:


- Committed funds included in the City's reserves, or in support of legislated, contractually bound or Council-directed activities ($8,059.6 million);


- Committed funds to fund capital costs and pressures on rate-based activities ($655.5 million);


- Uncommitted funds of $263.7 million, or 2.9 percent of the total balance, to respond to various unanticipated costs and to stabilize various funding sources, including the tax base.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 19, 2021) Letter from the Budget Committee on Obligatory Reserve Funds (Deferred Revenues) and Reserves and Discretionary Reserve Funds as at September 30, 2021
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173638.pdf
(November 3, 2021) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on Obligatory Reserve Funds (Deferred Revenues) and Reserves and Discretionary Reserve Funds as at September 30, 2021
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173639.pdf
Appendix A - Obligatory Reserve Funds (Deferred Revenues) as of September 30, 2021
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173656.pdf
Appendix B - Reserves as of September 30, 2021
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173657.pdf
Appendix C - Discretionary Reserve Funds as of September 30, 2021
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173658.pdf
Appendix D - Loan Receivable Balances - Obligatory Reserve Funds (Deferred Revenues) as of September 30, 2021
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173640.pdf
Appendix E - Loan Receivable Balances - Reserves as of September 30, 2021
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173642.pdf
Appendix F - Loan Receivable Balances - Discretionary Reserve Funds as of September 30, 2021
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173643.pdf
Appendix G - Recommended Criteria Sheet for the Toronto Public Library Information Technology Asset Replacement Reserve Fund
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173644.pdf
Appendix H - Recommended Criteria Sheet for the Debt Servicing Stabilization Reserve
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173645.pdf
Appendix I - Recommended Criteria Sheet for the TO Live Facility Fee Reserve Fund Reserve Fund
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173659.pdf
Appendix J - Recommended Criteria Sheet for the Public Health Reserve Fund
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173660.pdf

EX28.10 - Capital Variance Report for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council approve in-year budget adjustments to the 2021-2030 Approved Capital Budget and Plan as detailed in Appendix 4 to the report (November 19, 2021) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

Origin

(November 19, 2021) Letter from the Budget Committee

Summary

This is to advise that prior to Budget Committee on November 19, 2021, a Capital Variance Report for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, with additional analysis and recommendations will be submitted for consideration. Due to accelerating the agenda to ensure 2022 rate budget materials are publicly shared and to the additional complexity associated with analyzing financial implications of COVID-19, additional time is required to provide detailed review and analysis for the variance reports, in advance of the Budget Committee meeting.

 

The Capital Variance Report will contain capital spending results for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 as well as projected expenditures to December 31, 2021. The report will also request City Council's approval for in-year budget adjustments to the 2021 Approved 2021-2030 Capital Budget and Plan.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 19, 2021) Letter from the Budget Committee on Capital Variance Report for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173575.pdf
(November 3, 2021) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on Capital Variance Report for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173596.pdf
(November 19, 2021) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on Capital Variance Report for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173597.pdf
Appendix 1 - 2021 Capital Variance and Projection Summary for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173598.pdf
Appendix 2A - 2021 Third Quarter Capital Projects Recommended for Full Closure
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173599.pdf
Appendix 2B - 2021 Third Quarter Capital Projects Recommended for Partial Closure
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173600.pdf
Appendix 3 - 2021 Third Quarter Major Capital Projects
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173601.pdf
Appendix 4 - In-Year Adjustments for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173602.pdf
Appendix 5 - 2021 Third Quarter Capital Variance Dashboard by Program and Agency
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173603.pdf

EX28.11 - Operating Variance Report for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that: 

 

1. City Council approve the budget adjustments and any associated complement changes detailed in Appendix D1 to the report (November 19, 2021) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, to amend the 2021 Approved Operating Budget with no impact on the Net Operating Budget of the City, and City Council approve the expenditure authority as detailed in Appendix D2 to the report (November 19, 2021) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

Origin

(November 19, 2021) Letter from the Budget Committee

Summary

This is to advise that prior to Budget Committee on November 19, 2021, an Operating Variance Report for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, with additional analysis and recommendations will be submitted for consideration. Due to accelerating the agenda to ensure 2022 rate budget materials are publicly shared and to the additional complexity associated with analyzing financial implications of COVID-19 on operations, additional time is required to provide detailed review and analysis in advance of the Budget Committee meeting.

 

The Operating Variance Report will contain operating results for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 as well as projections to year-end. The report will also request City Council's approval for required amendments to the 2021 Approved Operating Budget that have no impact on the City's 2021 Approved Net Operating Budget.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 19, 2021) Letter from the Budget Committee on Operating Variance Report for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173604.pdf
(November 3, 2021) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on Operating Variance Report for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173605.pdf
(November 19, 2021) Report and Appendices A to E from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on Operating Variance Report for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173587.pdf

Speakers

Derek Moran

Communications (Committee)

(November 11, 2021) E-mail from Jacques Charbin (EX.Main)
(December 7, 2021) E-mail from Derek Moran (EX.Supp)

EX28.12 - Metrolinx Subways Program - Real Estate Protocol and Land Valuation Principles for Subways and GO Expansion Programs

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
Bill 1027 has been submitted on this Item. .

To be considered after Item EX28.14

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the City Manager, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, to finalize negotiations and enter into and execute a Real Estate Protocol with Metrolinx and the Toronto Transit Commission for the Subways Program no later than February  28, 2022, or such other date as agreed to by the parties, based on the terms outlined in the report (November 23, 2021) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and to enter into any such ancillary or related agreements, amendments, extensions and renewals as may be necessary, all on such terms and conditions as are satisfactory to the City Manager, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services, the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and any other relevant Official, in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

2. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to submit the necessary Bill(s) to amend Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 213, Real Property to include the Ontario Line, Scarborough Subway Extension, the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension and the Yonge North Subway Extension to the definition of "Transit Projects".

 

3. City Council delegate authority to each of the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and the Director, Transaction Services, severally, to approve the disposal to Metrolinx and the use by Metrolinx of certain City lands required by Metrolinx for the Subways Program (the "City Subway Lands"), including surface and subsurface public highway, for nominal consideration, provided that such disposal is:

 

a. at no net operating cost to the City, and/or the Toronto Transit Commission at the time of disposition, which would include, but not limited to, relocation costs, lost revenues or other out of pocket costs;

 

b. of lands are not required for municipal purposes (current and future) as already identified by the City in its ten year capital plan, as same may be amended from time to time; and

 

c. subject to existing City and Toronto Transit Commission infrastructure and assets and third party utility rights.

 

4. With respect to the City Subway Lands designated as Public Highway, City Council authorize the permanent closure of any City Subway Lands that are not otherwise required to continue to be designated as public highways and exempt these lands from the requirements of City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 162, Public Notice.

 

5. City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and the Director, Transaction Services, severally, to utilize the land valuation principles set out in Attachment 2 for the City Subway Lands required by Metrolinx, and, notwithstanding Item 2020.EX16.4, to utilize the same land valuation principles set out in Attachment 2 to the report (November 23, 2021) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management for City lands required by Metrolinx for its GO Expansion Program.

 

6. City Council authorize severally each of the Managers in Transaction Services, Corporate Real Estate Management to approve and execute nominal sum licence agreements, Omnibus Permission to Enter Agreements or further amending agreements to Omnibus Permission to Enter Agreements with Metrolinx to authorize the use of any City-owned or managed property required by Metrolinx to perform due diligence work to facilitate the Subways Program or the GO Expansion Program, on the same terms and conditions as the original Omnibus Permission to Enter Agreement and such additional and/or amended terms and conditions as may be acceptable to the Director, Transaction Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor, and to waive the City’s administrative fee for each new or amending agreement pursuant to Chapter 441 of the Toronto Municipal Code.

 

7. City Council forward this report to the Toronto Transit Commission Board for information.

Origin

(November 23, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management

Summary

This report seeks City Council authority to execute a Real Estate Protocol (the "Protocol") for the Province of Ontario's priority transit projects (the "Subways Program") based on the terms outlined in this report.

 

The Subways Program delivered by Metrolinx represents a significant investment towards transit expansion within the City of Toronto. The Subways Program includes the Ontario Line, the Scarborough Subway Extension, the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension and the Yonge North Subway Extension.

 

To support the delivery of the Province's Subways Program on an accelerated basis, Metrolinx requires interests, both on a temporary and permanent basis, in certain City real property (the "City Subway Lands"). City, Toronto Transit Commission ("T.T.C.") and Metrolinx staff have been working closely to establish terms that govern the access, acquisition, ownership and disposition of real property between the parties. This report outlines those terms and also notes the processes to be followed by Metrolinx to facilitate City and T.T.C. review of City infrastructure to be built on City Subway Lands and other lands to be transferred to the City, and review of Subways Program infrastructure as it relates to City assets and infrastructure. The protocol includes a process for the parties to develop a Commissioning and Acceptance Protocol for City infrastructure.

 

Staff are recommending the Protocol be executed, in advance of the conclusion of negotiations currently underway with the Province on a Subways Program Term Sheet ("Term Sheet"), and ultimately the negotiation of a Subways Master Agreement ("Subways Master Agreement") between the City, T.T.C. and Metrolinx, as Metrolinx requires land for the Subways Program sooner than these documents can be negotiated and executed.

 

City staff anticipate reporting back to City Council in 2022 on the conclusion of the negotiation of the Term Sheet and to seek approval to negotiate and execute a Subways Master Agreement based on the terms of the Term Sheet. The Protocol will ultimately form part of the Subways Master Agreement. The Protocol provides that the Term Sheet being negotiated with the Province, if approved by Council, will take precedence over this Protocol should there be any inconsistencies.

 

In the absence of the Protocol, Metrolinx has and would continue to pursue City property through the Expropriations Act.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 23, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management on Metrolinx Subways Program - Real Estate Protocol and Land Valuation Principles for Subways and GO Expansion Programs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173856.pdf
Attachment 1 - Subway Real Estate Protocol Major Terms and Conditions
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173857.pdf
Attachment 2 - Land Valuation Principles
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173858.pdf

EX28.13 - Parkdale Hub Project - Advancing to Phase Three

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
4 - Parkdale - High Park

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO and the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to include the creation of replacement space for Toronto Artscape Inc. within the residential block(s) of the proposed Parkdale Hub development, including nine live-work units, an art gallery and community space.


2. City Council direct the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, in consultation with the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat and the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, to initiate lease negotiations with Toronto Artscape Inc. to secure the ongoing delivery of their program within the proposed Parkdale Hub.


3. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, or their designate, to continue negotiations to acquire fee simple interest in the property municipally known as 1337 Queen Street West, as listed in Appendix A to the report (November 23, 2021) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and shown on the maps attached as Appendix B to the report (November 23, 2021) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management (the "Property"), and City Council authorize the initiation of expropriation proceedings for the Property, for the purposes of affordable housing units and operating space for community-based organizations, programs and services.


4. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, or their designate, to serve and publish Notices of Application for Approval to Expropriate the property municipally known as 1337 Queen Street West, to forward to the Ontario Land Tribunal any requests for inquiries received, to attend the hearing(s) to present the City of Toronto's position, and to report the Inquiry Officer's recommendations to City Council for its consideration.

 

5. City Council authorize the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, in consultation with the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, the City Librarian, Toronto Public Library and the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, to lead Phase 3 of the Parkdale Hub project, which will include:

 

a. preparation of design documents suitable to support a City-initiated rezoning process for the Parkdale Hub, including the Housing Now site(s), based on the Demonstration Plan prepared in Phase 2;

 

b. the submission of a business case for the future Housing Now site(s) to the CreateTO Board; and

 

c. the competitive procurement of a non-profit affordable rental housing development partner.

 

6. City Council authorize the public release of Confidential Attachments 1, 2 and 3 to the report (November 8, 2021) from the Vice President, Land and Development Planning, CreateTO following the closing of all purchase and/or sale and/or transaction(s), as they pertain to a proposed or pending acquisition or sale of land for municipal or local board purposes and a position, plan, or instruction to be applied to negotiations carried on or to be carried on by or on behalf of the City of Toronto.

Origin

(November 23, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management

Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek City Council authority for City Staff to take the necessary actions to advance the Parkdale Hub project to Phase three. On November 22, 2021, the CreateTO Board adopted RA27.6 (the "CreateTO Board Report") that presented the Feasibility Study (Phase two) for the Parkdale Hub project and recommended that, subject to City Council approval, CreateTO lead Phase three of the Parkdale Hub project in collaboration with Corporate Real Estate Management, City Planning, Housing Secretariat, Parks, Forestry & Recreation, Toronto Public Library, and Social Development, Finance & Administration. Details of Phase two, including the Feasibility Study as well as an overview of the work program for Phase three are presented in the CreateTO Board Report and its Confidential Attachments.

 

This report also seeks authority to initiate expropriation proceedings for a fee simple interest the property municipally known as 1337 Queen Street West (the "Property") for the purposes of new affordable housing and community program space.

 

The Parkdale Hub project is a strategic city-building initiative, and therefore it is appropriate that this City companion report and the CreateTO Board Report be considered jointly by Executive Committee.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 23, 2021) Report and Appendices A and B from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management on Parkdale Hub Project - Advancing to Phase Three
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173765.pdf

13a - Parkdale Hub Project - Completion of Phase 2 Feasibility Study, Advancing to Phase 3

Confidential Attachment - Proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the City of Toronto, and a position, plan, or instruction to be applied to negotiations carried on or to be carried on by or on behalf of the City of Toronto

Origin

(November 22, 2021) Letter from the Board of Directors of CreateTO

Summary

At its meeting on November 22, 2021, the Board of Directors of CreateTO considered Item RA27.6 and made recommendations to City Council.

 

Summary from the report (November 8, 2021) from the Vice President, Land and Development Planning, CreateTO:

 

The purpose of this report is to provide the Board with an overview of the findings and recommendations of the Feasibility Study (Phase 2) for the Parkdale Hub project. CreateTO staff have been leading this work in collaboration with City divisional partners, at the direction of City Council. This report follows an initial information report and presentation to the CreateTO Board introducing the Parkdale Hub project at its meeting on May 11, 2021.

 

This project represents a strong opportunity for CreateTO to lead a transformational city-building initiative that will deliver wide-ranging social, cultural and economic benefits to the Parkdale community, including:

 

- The creation of new non-profit affordable rental housing;

 

- The revitalization and expansion of the Masaryk-Cowan Community Recreation Centre;

 

- The reconstruction and expansion of the Parkdale Library branch;

 

- The ongoing delivery of Artscape’s cultural hub program, which includes affordable live-work residences for artists;

 

- The creation of new community space and design elements that will strategically connect programs, services and people – creating an integrated “Hub”; and

 

- Significant enhancements to the public realm and the adaptive re-use of heritage buildings and improved connectivity with the adjacent properties.

The second phase of the Feasibility Study included advancing architectural design work, a construction phasing strategy, environmental due diligence, negotiations for a strategic property acquisition, a preliminary civil engineering assessment, high-level costing analysis, and ongoing community and stakeholder engagement. The results of these activities are presented in this report and its attachments. Based on these findings, staff recommend that the project advance into Phase 3 - which would include a City-led rezoning process, the submission of a project business case to the CreateTO Board, and a competitive call for a non-profit housing development partner (led by the Housing Secretariat).

Background Information (Committee)

(November 22, 2021) Letter from the Board of Directors of CreateTO on Parkdale Hub Project - Completion of Phase 2 Feasibility Study, Advancing to Phase 3
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173689.pdf
(November 8, 2021) Report from the Vice President, Land and Development Planning, CreateTO on Parkdale Hub Project - Completion of Phase 2 Feasibility Study, Advancing to Phase 3
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173690.pdf
Attachments 1 to 3 - Demonstration Plan, Heritage Strategy and Construction Phasing Strategy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173691.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - Additional Property Details
Confidential Attachment 2 - Preliminary Financial Analysis
Confidential Attachment 3 - Adding Residential Uses to the Centre Block

EX28.14 - Ontario Line Downtown Stations - Temporary Road Closures and Community Impacts

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
10 - Spadina - Fort York, 13 - Toronto Centre
Attention
Communications have been submitted on this Item..

To be considered after Item PH29.3

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council approve the temporary road closures for the Ontario Line King-Bathurst Station, as per the following details:

 

a. temporary closure of the east sidewalk to pedestrian traffic and a portion of the northbound curb lane to vehicular traffic on Bathurst Street, between King Street West and Stewart Street, from October 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029;

 

b. temporary closure of the south sidewalk to pedestrian traffic and eastbound curb lane to vehicular traffic on King Street West, between Bathurst Street and a point 37 metres east, from October 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029;

 

c. temporary closure of the east sidewalk to pedestrian traffic and northbound curb lane to vehicular traffic on Bathurst Street, between King Street West and a point 38 metres north, from October 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029;

 

d. temporary closure of the north sidewalk to pedestrian traffic and westbound curb lane to vehicular traffic on King Street West, between Bathurst Street and a point 45 metres east, from October 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029;

 

e. temporary closure of the north sidewalk to pedestrian traffic on Stewart Street, between Bathurst Street and a point 32 metre east, from October 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029; and

 

f. temporary closure of a portion of the eastbound curb lane to vehicular traffic on Stewart Street, between Bathurst Street and a point 36 metres east, from October 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029.

 

2. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, to require the provision of temporary pedestrian walkways as a condition of permit, at the Ontario Line King-Bathurst Station, as per the following details:

 

a. provide a temporary 1.8 metres wide pedestrian walkway within the closed portion of the northbound curb lane on Bathurst Street, between King Street West and Stewart Street, from October 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029;

 

b. provide a temporary 2.1 metres wide pedestrian walkway within the closed portion of the eastbound curb lane on King Street West, between Bathurst Street and a point 37 metres east, from October 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029;

 

c. provide a temporary 1.8 metres wide pedestrian walkway within the closed portion of the northbound curb lane on Bathurst Street, between King Street West and a point 38 metres north, from October 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029;

 

d. provide a temporary 2.1 metres wide pedestrian walkway within the closed portion of the westbound curb lane on King Street West, between Bathurst Street and a point 45 metres east, from October 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029; and

 

e. provide a temporary 1.8 metres wide pedestrian walkway within the closed portion of the eastbound curb lane on Stewart Street, between Bathurst Street and a point 36 metres east, from October 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029.

 

3. City Council approve the traffic regulation amendments associated with the Ontario Line King-Bathurst Station and authorize the requisite associated amendment to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapters 910, Parking Machines and Meters, Chapter 925, Permit Parking and Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking, as listed in Attachment B to the report (November 23, 2021) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

4. City Council direct that King Street, Bathurst Street and Stewart Street be returned to its pre-construction traffic and parking regulations when the Ontario Line project is complete.

 

5. City Council approve the temporary road closures for the Ontario Line Queen-Spadina Station, as per the following details:

 

a. temporary closure of the south sidewalk to pedestrian traffic on Queen Street West, between Spadina Avenue and a point 53 metres west, from October 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029;

 

b. temporary closure of the eastbound curb lane to vehicular traffic on Queen Street West, between Spadina Avenue and a point 83 metres west, from October 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029; and

 

c. temporary closure of the east sidewalk to pedestrian traffic and curbside parking lane to vehicular traffic on Spadina Avenue, between Queen Street West and Bulwer Street, from October 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029.

 

6. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, to require the provision of temporary pedestrian walkways as a condition of permit at the Ontario Line Queen-Spadina Station, as per the following details:

 

a. provide a temporary 2.1 metres wide pedestrian walkway within the closed portion of the eastbound curb lane on Queen Street West, between Spadina Avenue and a point 53 metres west, from October 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029; and

 

b. provide a temporary 2.1 metres wide pedestrian walkway within the closed portion of the curbside parking lane on the east side of Spadina Avenue, between Queen Street West and Bulwer Street from October 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029.

 

7. City Council approve the traffic regulation amendments associated with the Ontario Line Queen-Spadina Station and authorize the requisite associated amendment to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 910, Parking Machines and Meters, and Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking, as listed in Attachment B to the report (November 23, 2021) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

8. City Council direct that Queen Street and Spadina Avenue be returned to its pre-construction traffic and parking regulations when construction of the Ontario Line project is complete.

 

9. City Council approve the temporary lane closures for the Ontario Line Osgoode Station, as per the following details:

 

a. temporary closure of the east sidewalk to pedestrian traffic on University Avenue, between Queen Street West and a point 110 metres north, from October 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029;

 

b. temporary closure of the northbound bike lane to cyclists on University Avenue, between Queen Street West and a point 122 metres north, from October 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029;

 

c. temporary closure of the northbound auxiliary lane to vehicular traffic on University Avenue, between Queen Street West and a point 102 metres north, from October 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029;

 

d. temporary closure of the southbound innermost median lane to vehicular traffic on University Avenue, between a point 17 metres north of Queen Street West and a point 63 metres further north, from October 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029;

 

e. temporary closure of the west sidewalk to pedestrian traffic on Simcoe Street, between Queen Street West and the public laneway south of Queen Street West, from October 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029; and

 

f. temporary closure of an 8.4 metre wide portion of the southbound curb lane to vehicular traffic on the west side of Simcoe Street, between Queen Street and Richmond Street, from October 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029.

 

10. City direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to require the provision of temporary pedestrian walkways and bike lanes as a condition of permit at the Ontario Line Osgoode Station, as per the following details:

 

a. provide a temporary 2.1 metres wide pedestrian walkway within the closed portion of the northbound bike lane on University Avenue, between Queen Street West and a point 110 metres north, from October 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029;

 

b. provide a temporary 2.0 metres wide northbound bike lane in the realigned northbound lanes on the east side of University Avenue, Queen Street West and a point 122 metres north, from October 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029;

 

c. provide a temporary 2.1 metres wide pedestrian walkway on the east side of Simcoe Street, between Queen Street West and Richmond Street, from October 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029; and

 

d. provide a 1.5 metres wide bike lane on the east side of Simcoe Street, between Queen Street West and Richmond Street West, from October 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029.

 

11. City Council approve the traffic regulation amendments associated with the Ontario Line Osgoode Station and authorize the requisite associated amendment to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 910, Parking Machines and Meters, and Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking, as listed in Attachment B to the report (November 23, 2021) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

12. City Council direct that University Avenue and Simcoe Street be returned to its pre-construction traffic and parking regulations when construction of the Ontario Line project is complete.

 

13. City Council approve the temporary road closures for the Ontario Line Queen Station, as per the following details:

 

a. temporary full road closure to vehicular traffic on Queen Street West, between Bay Street and Yonge Street, and on Queen Street East, between Yonge Street and Victoria Street, from May 1, 2023 to November 30, 2027;

 

b. temporary closure of a portion of the south sidewalk to pedestrian traffic on Queen Street East, between Victoria Street and a point 20 metres west, from May 1, 2023 to November 30, 2027;

 

c. temporary full road closure to vehicular traffic on James Street, between Queen Street West and Albert Street, from May 1, 2023 to November 30, 2027;

 

d. temporary closure of a portion of the east sidewalk to pedestrian traffic on James Street, between Queen Street West and a point 43 metres north, from November 1, 2025 to November 30, 2027; and

 

e. temporary closure of the southbound curb lane to vehicular traffic on Victoria Street, between a point 41 metres north of Queen Street East and a point 19 metres south of Queen Street East, from May 1, 2023 to November 30, 2027.

 

14. City Council authorize the conversion of Albert Street, between Bay Street and James Street, to a two-way traffic operation and authorize the associated amendments to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 910, Parking Machines and Meters, Chapter 903, Parking for Persons with Disabilities and Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking, as listed in Attachment B to the report (November 23, 2021) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

15. City Council approve the permanent installation of additional streetcar tracks in the westerly middle lane on York Street, between Queen Street West and Adelaide Street  West, to accommodate TTC 501 Queen streetcar detour during the Ontario Line Queen Station construction and provide ongoing streetcar network resilience and authorize the associated amendments to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 910, Parking Machines and Meters, and Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking, as listed in Attachment B to the report (November 23, 2021) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

16. City Council approve the installation of westerly southbound cycle track in effect at all times on York Street, between Richmond Street West and King Street West and amend Schedule E, Cycle Tracks, to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 886, Footpaths, Pedestrian Ways, Bicycle Paths, Bicycle Lanes and Cycle Tracks.

 

17. City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services to negotiate and enter into and execute an agreement, including all amendments and renewals and ancillary agreements, with Metrolinx and TTC for the delivery of work on York Street and Adelaide Street for the purposes of facilitating the installation of the TTC 501 streetcar detour tracks as part of the Ontario Line Project, substantially in accordance with terms and conditions set out in the report (November 23, 2021) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and on such terms and conditions satisfactory to the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

18. City Council approve the temporary closure of the north sidewalk to pedestrian traffic and westbound curb lane to vehicular traffic on Queen Street East, between Sherbourne Street and George Street, from October 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029 for the purposes of the Ontario Line Moss Park Station construction.

 

19. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to require, as a condition of permit, the provision of a 2.1 metre wide temporary pedestrian walkway within the closed portion of the westbound curb lane on Queen Street East, between Sherbourne Street and George Street, from October 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029.

 

20. City Council approve the traffic regulation amendments associated with the Ontario Line Moss Park Station and authorize the requisite associated amendment to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 910, Parking Machines and Meters, and Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking, as listed in Attachment B of the report (November 23, 2021) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

21. City Council direct that Queen Street East be returned to its pre-construction traffic and parking regulations when construction of the Ontario Line project is complete.

 

22. City Council approve the temporary road closures for the Ontario Line Corktown Station, as per the following details:

 

a. temporary closure of the south sidewalk to pedestrian traffic on King Street East, between Berkeley Street and a point 30 metres west of Parliament Street, from September 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029;

 

b. temporary closure of the eastbound curb lane to vehicular traffic on King Street East, between Berkeley Street and a point 30 metres west of Parliament Street, from September 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029;

 

c. temporary closure of the west sidewalk to pedestrian traffic on Parliament Street, between a point 30 metres south of King Street East and a point 44 metres further south, from September 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029; and

 

d. temporary closure of the southbound curb lane to vehicular traffic on Parliament Street, between a point 5 metres south of King Street East and a point 5 metres north of Front Street East, from September 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029.

 

23. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to require the provision of temporary pedestrian walkways as a condition of permit at the Ontario Line Corktown Station, as per the following details:

 

a. provide a temporary 2.1 metre wide pedestrian walkway within the closed portion of the eastbound curb lane on King Street East, between Berkeley Street and a point 64 metres east, from October 1, 2024 to November 30, 2029; and

 

b. provide a temporary 2.1 metre wide pedestrian walkway within the closed portion of the southbound curb lane on Parliament Street, between a point 5 metres south of King Street East and a point 5 metres north of Front Street East, from September 1, 2022 to November 30, 2029.

 

24. City Council approve the traffic regulation amendments associated with the Ontario Line Corktown Station and authorize the requisite associated amendment to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking, as listed in Attachment B to the report (November 23, 2021) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

25. City Council direct that King Street East and Parliament Street be returned to its pre-construction traffic and parking regulations when construction of the Ontario Line project is complete.

 

26. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, to include  the following as a condition of the permits for the long term road closures detailed in Recommendations 1, 5, 9, 13, 18 and 22 above:

 

a. install public art, including mural artwork, onto every elevation of the hoarding board with adequate spotlighting for nighttime illumination, at their sole cost, to the satisfaction of the City Staff, Ward Councillor and local Business Improvement Area;

 

b. pressure wash the construction site and adjacent sidewalks and roadways weekly, or more frequently as needed to be cleared of any construction debris and ensure safe passage for all road and sidewalk users;

 

c. provide appropriate lighting on the existing sidewalks and the proposed pedestrian walkways to ensure safety and visibility of pedestrians at all times;

 

d. consult and communicate all construction, parking and road occupancy impacts with local Business Improvements Areas and resident associations in advance of any physical road modifications;

 

e. install appropriate signage, including  converging mirrors, temporary routes and/or safe diversion routes as necessary, to ensure that pedestrians, cyclists and motorists safety is considered at all times;

 

f. establish a construction management hub that meets monthly and invite local stakeholders including City Staff, neighbourhood associations, local Business Improvement Area and Ward Councillor office; and

 

g. create a publicly accessible website with regular construction updates and post the website address on the site of each Ontario Line Station.

  

27. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary Bills to give effect to City Council's decision and City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make any necessary clarifications, refinements, minor modifications, technical amendments, or by-law amendments as may be identified by the City Solicitor or General Manager, Transportation Services, in order to give effect to Parts 1 to 26 above.

 

28. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to implement all measures to manage construction sites with the least impact to traffic, including time of day and direction of travel restrictions, and flexible work zone setups.

 

29. City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission to include, in future reports, information on what is being done to maintain and advance time availability of its surface fleet in the construction area, in particular, streetcars. 

 

30. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Executive Director, Transit Expansion to engage with Metrolinx and establish criteria/requirements that can be shared with Proponents on the Ontario Line and all other MX transit expansion projects that mitigate traffic and transit impacts, and require Proponents to coordinate construction activities that impact traffic with City staff.

 

31. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Executive Director, Transit Expansion to engage with Metrolinx and the successful Proponents on options to reduce the duration of construction and road closures associated with the Ontario Line.

 

32. City Council direct the City Manager to host Senior Executives from utility companies to reaffirm the City's direction to reduce overall construction schedules and restrict work in active lanes of traffic to off-peak hours.  

  

33. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to refresh training with staff, contractors and external partners such as Metrolinx on proper work zone set ups including the necessary planning and schedule of activities that are required to manage the work zone, which may include items such as implementation of advanced signage, and timely removal of work zone equipment as soon as possible.

 

34. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services to move forward on technology improvements that will assist with longer term capital planning, while also supporting the review and coordination of utility "short stream" and private development lane occupancy applications, and developing Key Performance Indicators to track progress over time that can be communicated to the public.

 

35. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services and the Executive Director, Transit Expansion to engage a third party review of best practices in comparable cities related to construction zone management, capital program planning and delivery, traffic modeling and mitigation and perform a peer review of the current City of Toronto construction coordination activities and recommend both short term and long term process improvements.

  

36. City Council request Metrolinx to pay the full costs for the additional traffic mitigation positions needed to manage the Ontario Line project.

 

37. City Council direct the City Manager and the General Manager, Transportation Services to report on road safety impacts for vulnerable road users through the downtown and report back to the March 30, 2022 meeting of the Executive Committee, such report to include but not limited to:

 

a. bike lanes, cycle tracks, and connection;

 

b. sidewalks and pedestrian pathways;

 

c. priority signals for transit; and

 

d. advance and clear communication to the local community.

 

38. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to include a requirement for Paid-Duty Officers and/or Traffic Agents and/or Trained Traffic Control Persons at each construction site to facilitate safe passage for all, especially vulnerable road users.

 

39. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Executive Director, Transit Expansion to record and monitor traffic counts and movement, public safety at intersections and sidewalks, all complaints and resolutions, and to report back on findings and additional recommendations for adjustments on a bi-annually basis to the Toronto and East York Community Council with a written quarterly update to the local Councillor's office, to include but not limited to:


a. vehicle movements, and travel patterns;

 

b. pedestrian counts; and

 

c. cyclist movements and travel patterns.

 

40. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Executive Director, Transit Expansion to request an annotated traffic management plan from Metrolinx following the procurement process or approvals from the City of Toronto, including but not limited to:

 

a. construction vehicle travel paths to and from the site, and pick-up locations;

 

b. cycling connections; and

 

c. pedestrian movements.

 

41. City Council direct the City Manager, the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Executive Director, Transit Expansion to request that Metrolinx require Project Co to ensure timely responsive service to local residents and stakeholders with respect to each construction site and report back to the March 30, 2022 meeting of the Executive Committee, including:


a. actively patrol each construction site;

 

b. be available 24 hours, 7 days a week; and

 

c. provide real-time response to complaints raised by residents and local stakeholders.

 

42. City Council request Metrolinx, in consultation with the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, to develop a framework of subsidizing and reimbursing businesses impacted by the construction of the Ontario Line in an effort to support downtown recovery, including but not limited to:

 
a. commercial rent subsidies;

 

b. deferring, delaying, or adjusting property tax rates;

 

c. something signage and wayfinding; and

 

d. advertising in all major media outlets and social media.

 

43. City Council request Metrolinx, in consultation with the City Manager, the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and the Business Improvement Areas, to design and broadly promote a Support the Downtown campaign wherein residents and visitors to the downtown can enjoy rebates, subsidies, financial discounts when they shop at businesses impacted by the Ontario Line construction.

 

44. City Council direct the City Manager, the General Manager Transportation Services, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and the Executive Director, Transit Expansion, in consultation with local Business Improvement Areas and the Ward Councillor, to explore enhanced streetscape improvements to the right of way as part of the construction of the Ontario Line, to be funded by Metrolinx and the Province of Ontario.

 

45. City Council request Metrolinx, in consultation with the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Executive Director, Transit Expansion, to work with local Business Improvement Areas, Urban Design and the Ward Councillor to minimize disruption and beautify the road closures during the multi-year construction period, funded by Metrolinx and the Province of Ontario, including but not limited to:


a. public art;

 

b. planters and other barriers that are not concrete; and

 

c. any other additions to improve pedestrian wayfinding and user experience.

 

46. City Council direct the General Manager Transportation Services to establish a Construction Hub in the downtown area to be led by a Senior Project Manager who will ensure coordination between Metrolinx works, City-led projects, private developer works, and utility works and report annually to City Council.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The General Manager, Transportation Services gave a presentation on the Ontario Line Downtown Stations – Temporary Road Closures and Impacts.

Origin

(November 23, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

The Province of Ontario through its Agency Metrolinx will deliver the Ontario Line, a 15.6 kilometre long, 15-stop fully-automated rapid transit system between Ontario Science Centre and Exhibition Place. When completed, this new transit line will provide relief to the TTC Line 1 Yonge-University and other busy transit routes across the City.

 

The project is currently in P3 (Project Co.) procurement stage for the south segment of the Line, which extends from Don River to Exhibition Place. Construction of the tunnel and stations is expected to start in the summer of 2022 and be complete in about 7 years. Metrolinx has completed constructability assessments for the King-Bathurst, Queen-Spadina, Osgoode, Queen, Moss Park and Corktown stations and provided details of construction plans, long-term road closures, impacts and mitigation measures. City staff have worked closely with Metrolinx staff to review the construction plans and strategies to seek to minimize construction impacts on the community and road users.

 

This report provides an overview of early works and station construction related temporary road closures at each of the six downtown stations and its impacts on the community and road users including pedestrians, cyclists and transit users. The temporary road closures discussed in this report are the maximum permitted for the proponents in the procurement stage. The Project Co. procurement process incentivizes the proponents to reduce the number and duration of road closures. Therefore, it is expected that the successful proponent design would require fewer temporary road closures during construction than discussed in this report, resulting in reduced impacts on the community and road users.

 

Additionally, the report discusses infrastructure improvements on York Street, including installation of a new streetcar track (between Queen Street West and Adelaide Street West) and a new cycle track (between Richmond Street West and King Street West). Metrolinx will install the new infrastructure to accommodate the TTC Queen 501 streetcar detour during the full closure of Queen Street required for the construction of the Ontario Line Queen Station. Finally, the report provides an overview of Metrolinx's outreach to the local community, including BIAs, community, and elected officials and their communication strategy during the project's construction.

 

The objective of the report is to seek City Council approval for the following:

 

- Implementation of long term temporary road closures and associated traffic regulation amendments required for the station construction,
 

- Implementation of new infrastructure improvements on York Street, including a new streetcar track and a cycle track, and
 

- Authority to negotiate and enter into an agreement with Metrolinx and TTC for the delivery of the new infrastructure works on York Street, between Queen Street West and King Street West.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 23, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Ontario Line Downtown Stations - Temporary Road Closures and Community Impacts
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173823.pdf
Appendix A - Ontario Line Early Works Construction - Road and Lane Closures for Six Downtown Stations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173824.pdf
Appendix B - Traffic By-law Amendments
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173825.pdf
Appendix C - Key Intersection Measures of Effectiveness
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173826.pdf
(December 7, 2021) Presentation from the General Manager, Transportation Services, on Ontario Line Downtown Stations - Temporary Road Closures and Impacts
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-174118.pdf

Speakers

Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam

Communications (Committee)

(December 6, 2021) E-mail from Carolyn Johnson (EX.Supp)
(December 6, 2021) E-mail from Catherine Bray (EX.New)
(December 6, 2021) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (EX.New)
(December 6, 2021) E-mail from Coralina Lemos (EX.New)
(December 6, 2021) Letter from Cynthia Wilkey and John Wilson, Co-Chairs, West Don Lands Committee (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-142246.pdf
(December 6, 2021) Letter from Rick Green, Chair, FoSTRA (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-142247.pdf
(December 7, 2021) Letter from Diana Belshaw, Vice-President and Chair Development Committee, Gooderham & Worts Development Association (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-142249.pdf
(December 7, 2021) Letter from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 13, Toronto Centre (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-142251.pdf
(December 7, 2021) E-mail from Alan Barthel, President, Longboat Area Residents' Association (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-142264.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(December 7, 2021) E-mail from Alan Potts (CC.Main)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.Supp)

EX28.16 - The Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A Step Along the Long Road of Reconciliation

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and the Director, Indigenous Affairs Office to select an Indigenous-led organization or consortium to operate the Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship through an open competitive solicitation process in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Code Chapters 71 and 195, City policies and procedures.

 

2. City Council authorize the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and the Director, Indigenous Affairs Office, and when appropriate, the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services, to negotiate, enter into, and execute, on behalf of the City, an operating, contribution/funding or any related Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship program agreements on such terms deemed necessary and appropriate by the City and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor, with the designated operator of the Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship or other parties wishing to financially support the Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, provided that required City funding is approved through the City's budget process; all such agreements, which may have a term of up to 10 years, shall be based upon respect, consultation and co-operation with the Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship operator and draw inspiration from the Two Row Wampum that upholds Indigenous autonomy.

 

3. City Council endorse the key goals and elements of the Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship program model, as detailed in the report (September 20, 2021) from the Interim General Manager,  Economic Development and Culture and the Indigenous Affairs Office, which include: to provide a culturally safe space, connections, supports, programming and resources for Indigenous entrepreneurs and innovators; and to be an entrepreneurial resource centre by and for the Indigenous community.

 

4. City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, to recommend for City Council's consideration, as part of the 2022 budget process, adequate and appropriate funding for: a. the City's portion of Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship start-up costs between 2022 and first quarter 2024; and b. a reasonable share of the Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship's annual operating expenses for a period of not less than 10 years.

 

5. City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and the Director, Indigenous Affairs Office to report back to City Council on the status of the Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in fourth quarter of 2022.

 

6. City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and the Director, Indigenous Affairs Office to report regularly on the progress of the Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to the Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee.

Origin

(October 22, 2021) Letter from the Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee

Summary

At its meeting on October 22, 2021, Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee considered Item AA14.1 and made recommendations to City Council.

 

Summary from the report (September 20, 2021) from the Interim General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and the Director, Indigenous Affairs Office:

 

This report acknowledges that the land we call Toronto is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples, and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples. It also acknowledges that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.

 

This report updates City Council on the Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship's purpose, construction, funding, program model, and proposed Indigenous governance and accountability framework.

 

The planned 22,000 sq. ft. Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship facility will be situated in a commercial space located at 200 Dundas Street East. The first of its kind in Ontario, when it opens in 2023 the Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will become one of only a handful of incubators in Canada dedicated to Indigenous economic empowerment and business development. As such, the Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship presents a significant opportunity to support and connect First Nations, Inuit and Métis entrepreneurs across Toronto, Ontario and Canada to critical resources and each other.

 

After many years of planning, collaboration and conversation with and among Indigenous communities in Toronto and beyond, the Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is now moving from planning to implementation. This project is a central pillar of the City of Toronto's collective reconciliation commitments and strategies, including the Reconciliation Action Plan, and concretely addresses the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Call to Action 92 which states: "Ensure that Aboriginal peoples have equitable access to jobs, training, and education opportunities in the corporate sector, and that Aboriginal communities gain long-term sustainable benefits from economic development projects."

 

A Leadership Advisory Circle of Indigenous leaders, entrepreneurs, Elders and community members has guided the planning and implementation of the Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship since April 2019. The Leadership Advisory Circle's advice informs this report's core recommendations that (i) Council direct City staff to use an open, transparent, competitive process to select an Indigenous-led organization or consortium to serve as the operator of the Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and that (ii) agreements between the City of Toronto and the operator of the Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship be inspired by the Two Row Wampum's notion of equitable, peaceful, respectful co-existence between different nations.

 

A preliminary Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship program model has been developed through conversations with the Indigenous community and based on the "Nothing About Us Without Us" principle of self-determination. Grounded in needs and objectives defined by the Indigenous community, the Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will aim to provide culturally safe spaces, connections, and resources for Indigenous business and social entrepreneurs.

 

To date, the Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship project and facility has been funded through a combination of Council approved Section 37 funds, reallocations within Economic Development and Culture's approved operating budget, and a grant from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).

 

Looking ahead, the City’s portion of the Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship project's forecast operating costs for 2022 through first quarter 2024, totaling $3,304,729, are currently unfunded. There is also a need and opportunity for the City to confirm a longer-term funding contribution to support annual Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship operating expenses in a manner which strengthens the centre's ability to attract third party funding, advances Toronto's economic recovery in the wake of COVID-19, and represents a generational investment in Indigenous economic empowerment and prosperity.

 

Accordingly, this report proposes that adequate and appropriate funding to cover the City's portion of Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship start-up costs and to provide an annual contribution for the Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship's annual operating expenses be recommended for Council's consideration as part of the 2022 budget process.

Background Information (Committee)

(October 22, 2021) Letter from the Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee on The Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A Step Along the Long Road of Reconciliation
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173646.pdf
(September 20, 2021) Report and Attachment 1 from the Interim General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and the Director, Indigenous Affairs Office on the Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A Step Along the Long Road of Reconciliation
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173647.pdf
(October 22, 2021) Presentation from the Interim General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and the Director, Indigenous Affairs Office on Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173648.pdf

EX28.18 - Accessibility Impacts on The Closure of Essential Bus Stops in Our Communities

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission Board to request the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission to arrange a presentation to the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee in the first quarter of 2022 on the removal of the two Market Street bus stops on the 121 route, including an explanation of how an equity and accessibility analysis was used to consider the potential impacts of cancelling or moving bus stop locations in general and these stops in particular.

Origin

(November 15, 2021) Letter from the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee

Summary

Summary from the letter (October 28, 2021) from Councillor Wong-Tam:

 

On October 6, my office received a notice from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) noting the planned cancellation of two stops along the 121 bus route, effective October 10. The two existing stops were located at the intersection of Market Street and Lower Jarvis Street. According to the TTC, these changes are in part due to the new cycling tracks on the Esplanade but was mainly made to achieve the goal of 300-400m distance between stops.

 

Following the cancellation, many residents – particularly the many senior residents in the area – reached out with complaints about the lack of accessibility of this change.  The stop served three senior buildings including 85 The Esplanade (Old York Towers), 110 The Esplanade (Performing Arts Lodge) and 115 The Esplanade (OWN Coop Housing). In addition, both the bus stop’s proximity to St Lawrence Market made it essential for seniors to access a grocer without a vehicle.

 

Area residents have expressed concerns that the alternative stop now experiences heavier transit rider traffic, lacks coverings or benches, and increases the travel distance for many residents with mobility challenges. This may lead to increased demand for WheelTrans services for these residents. It appears that the notice and consultation about the removal of this stop, in particular, was not robust enough to consider the unique needs of this neighbourhood and its residents. Furthermore, it would be helpful to hear from the TTC how this decision was approved, and where this decision is documented.

 

Understanding that the TTC consults with the Advisory Committee for Accessible Transit (ACAT), I believe TAAC and its members would benefit from better understanding the rationale, including the accessibility and equity considerations behind cancelling bus stops and ensuring safety for all.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 15, 2021) Letter from the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee on Accessibility Impacts on The Closure of Essential Bus Stops in Our Communities
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173649.pdf
(October 28, 2021) Letter from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam on Accessibility Impacts on The Closure of Essential Bus Stops in our Communities
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-173650.pdf

EX28.19 - Updating the Council Member-Organized Community Events Policy

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend the Council Member-Organized Community Events Policy as follows:

 

a.  the prohibition that “in an election year, a Member of Council must not seek donations and sponsorships for any community event that has not been staged in the previous two years” not be applied to the 2022 election year; as a consequence, for this election year only, there would be no requirement to have held a similar community event in prior years; and

 

b.  the per member cap on all donations received in a calendar year for community events be increased from $10,000 to $20,000 in recognition of the fact that the size of Wards nearly doubled in 2018.

Origin

(December 3, 2021) Report from the Integrity Commissioner

Summary

The Integrity Commissioner provides advice on policy matters dealing with issues of ethics and integrity for members of Council under the City of Toronto Act, 2006 and Chapter 3 of the Toronto Municipal Code.

 

Pursuant to the City of Toronto Act, 2006, Council may adopt policies that govern the activities of its members. The Council Member-Organized Community Events Policy governs how and when members may obtain donations for their community events. It was adopted by Council in 2008.

 

A public health emergency was declared in March 2020 and, as a result, in-person community events have been either been prohibited or discouraged for public safety purposes until now. The upcoming year, 2022, is an election year. The current policy prohibits members from seeking any donations for their community events in an election year if they have not held a similar event in the previous two years. The current policy does not account for the fact that in-person community events could not be held for most of the last two years.

 

The current policy includes a $10,000 cap on donations a member may receive each year. It should be updated because the size of Wards and the number of constituents per Ward almost doubled when the size of Council was reduced in 2018.

 

The Integrity Commissioner recommends that Council update the Council Member-Organized Community Events Policy to address these matters.

Background Information (Committee)

(December 3, 2021) Report form the Integrity Commissioner on Updating the Council Member-Organized Community Events Policy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-174018.pdf

Board of Health - Meeting 32

HL32.1 - Response to COVID-19 - December 2021 Update

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
The Deputy Medical Officer of Health has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (HL32.1a with recommendations).

Communications have been submitted on this Item.

Bill 1045 has been submitted on this Item.

Board Recommendations

The Board of Health recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the Medical Officer of Health to negotiate, enter into, execute and extend any agreements with physicians providing medical services and advice to Toronto Public Health as part of the response to, and recovery from, the COVID-19 pandemic until December 31, 2023, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Medical Officer of Health and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Board Decision Advice and Other Information

The Board of Health considered Items HL32.1 and HL32.2 together.

 

The Deputy Medical Officer of Health gave a presentation on Response to COVID-19: December 2021 Update.

Origin

(November 22, 2021) Report from the Medical Officer of Health

Summary

This report provides an update on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic as of December 2021, and responds to Board of Health direction from October 2021 to report back with a range of updates on Toronto Public Health (TPH) pandemic-related efforts.

 

The most recent epidemiology shows a consistent increase in the 7-day moving average number of reported daily COVID-19 cases, the reproductive number and the test positivity rate and has prompted the provincial government to pause re-opening plans. Regulations under the Reopening Ontario Act enable local health units to institute additional public health measures, if necessary, and the need for these in Toronto will be continuously reviewed.

 

Efforts to respond to the pandemic continue to advance on multiple fronts. Toronto Public Health continues to support school boards and schools in providing information for parents and staff about managing school attendance during the current conditions, including screening, outbreak management and vaccines. Vaccine rollout continues with third doses for eligible individuals and, with the recent approval of the COVID-19 pediatric vaccine by Health Canada, preparations are underway for vaccinating children aged 5-11 years, pending receipt of pediatric vaccine.

 

Toronto Public Health's pandemic response and immunization campaign has benefited from the support of additional medical expertise. Given the continuing need for this expertise, this report seeks authorization from City Council to negotiate, enter into, execute, and extend any agreements with physicians providing medical services and advice to Toronto Public Health until December 2023, as part of the response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Background Information (Board)

(November 22, 2021) Report from the Medical Officer of Health on Response to COVID-19 - December 2021 Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-173593.pdf
(December 6, 2021) Presentation from the Deputy Medical Officer of Health on Response to COVID-19: December 2021 Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-174056.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(December 14, 2021) Supplementary report from the Deputy Medical Officer of Health on Extending By-laws Necessary for COVID-19 Response until April 2022 (HL32.1a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-174423.pdf

Speakers

Margot Boyd
Dr. Rochagné Kilian
Dr. Donald Welsh, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Western University
Derek Moran
Robert Meynell

Communications (Board)

(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Christine Massey (HL.Main)
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Christine Massey (HL.Main)
(November 24, 2021) Submission from Julian Northey (HL.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/hl/comm/communicationfile-140437.pdf
(December 6, 2021) Submission from Margot Boyd (HL.New)
(December 6, 2021) Submission from Dr. Rochagné Kilian (HL.New)
(December 6, 2021) Submission from Derek Moran (HL.New)
(December 6, 2021) E-mail from Julie Ponesse, The Democracy Fund and Canadian Covid Care Alliance (HL.New)

Communications (City Council)

(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Derek Crane (CC.Main)
(December 12, 2021) E-mail from Greg Knittl (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Yvonne Garson (CC.Supp)

Civic Appointments Committee - Meeting 25

CA25.1 - Appointment of Public Member to the Toronto Transit Commission Board

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about identifiable individuals who are being considered for appointment to the Toronto Transit Commission Board

Committee Recommendations

The Civic Appointments Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council appoint Ron Lalonde to the Toronto Transit Commission Board, at pleasure of Council, for a term of office ending on February 4, 2025, and until a successor is appointed.

 

2. City Council direct that Confidential Attachments 1 to 4 to the report (November 8, 2021) from the City Clerk remain confidential in their entirety as they relate to personal matters about identifiable individuals being considered for appointment to the Toronto Transit Commission Board.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

Candidate's biography:

 

Ron Lalonde

 

Ron Lalonde retired from CIBC in 2010. Ron's career at CIBC covered most areas of the Bank, as well as business assignments in New York and in London. He was a member of CIBC's Executive Team from 1999 to 2010. During this period, Ron had responsibility for virtually all of CIBC's support functions, including Finance and Technology. Ron sits on several private and non-profit boards. He earned a BA and MBA from the University of Western Ontario. He is married and raised two children in Toronto.

Origin

(November 8, 2021) Report from the City Clerk

Summary

The Civic Appointments Committee will conduct interviews and recommend one candidate to City Council for appointment to the Toronto Transit Commission Board.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 8, 2021) Report from the City Clerk on Appointment of Public Member to the Toronto Transit Commission Board
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ca/bgrd/backgroundfile-173000.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - List of Candidates, Qualifications, Confidential Diversity Information Summary, and Applications for Appointment to the Toronto Transit Commission Board (previously circulated with Item CA23.2)
Confidential Attachment 2 - Diversity Summary of Current Members of the Toronto Transit Commission Board (previously circulated with Item CA23.2)
Confidential Attachment 3 - Interview Schedule for November 18, 2021 (to be circulated under separate cover)
Confidential Attachment 4 - Interview Questions for November 18, 2021 (to be circulated under separate cover)

Civic Appointments Committee - Meeting 26

CA26.1 - Appointment of Public Members to the Toronto Investment Board

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about identifiable individuals who are being considered for appointment to the Toronto Investment Board

Committee Recommendations

The Civic Appointments Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council appoint the following candidates to the Toronto Investment Board, at pleasure of Council, for a term of office ending December 16, 2025, and until successors are appointed:

 

John Crocker, as Chair

Kevin Adolphe

Sue Lemon

 

2. City Council direct that Confidential Attachments 1 to 5 to the report (November 24, 2021) from the City Clerk remain confidential in their entirety as they relate to personal matters about identifiable individuals being considered for appointment to the Toronto Investment Board.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

Candidates' biographies:

 

John Crocker, as Chair

 

John Crocker retired in 2011 as President and CEO of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan. HOOPP is Canada’s largest private trust with more than 400,000 members and $104 Billion in assets. With a forty year career in the pension and investment industries his senior executive experience has lead to a wealth of practical experience in strategy development, project management and board governance. He is a graduate of McGill University, the Institute of Corporate Directors Program and is a CFA.

 

Kevin Adolphe

 

Kevin has over 35 years of global experience in asset management and financial services. He is a Partner at CEO Coaching International. Previously, he was President and CEO, Manulife Asset Management Private Markets. Prior to Manulife, Kevin was Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer of CIBC World Markets. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants (Ontario), a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and serves on a variety of public and private Boards.

 

Sue Lemon

 

Sue Lemon, CFA, CEO and Board Member, CFA Society Toronto. Sue Lemon is CFA Society Toronto’s Chief Executive Officer and leads the Society’s strategic direction which includes promoting high ethical standards in the financial industry and increasing the visibility of the charter with key partners in the financial community. CFA Society Toronto is the world’s largest group of charter holders among 160 Societies globally. Sue is an experienced investment executive with over 35 years experience.

Origin

(November 24, 2021) Report from the City Clerk

Summary

The Civic Appointments Committee will conduct interviews and recommend three candidates to City Council for appointment to the Toronto Investment Board.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 24, 2021) Report from the City Clerk on Appointment of Public Members to the Toronto Investment Board
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ca/bgrd/backgroundfile-173523.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - List of Candidates, Qualifications, Confidential Diversity Information Summary, and Applications for Appointment to the Toronto Investment Board (previously circulated with Item CA25.3)
Confidential Attachment 2 - Diversity Summary of Current Members of the Toronto Investment Board (previously circulated with Item CA25.3)
Confidential Attachment 3 - Interest in Chair Position from Current Members (previously circulated with Item CA25.3)
Confidential Attachment 4 - Interview Questions for December 6, 2021 (to be circulated under separate cover)
Confidential Attachment 5 - Interview Schedule for December 6, 2021 (to be circulated under separate cover)

CA26.2 - Appointment of a Public Member to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about an identifiable individual who is being considered for appointment to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Committee Recommendations

The Civic Appointments Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council appoint Joseph Ogilvie, pending approval of the composition exemption request from the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks, to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, at pleasure of Council, for a term of office ending July 16, 2023, and until a successor is appointed.

 

2. City Council direct that Confidential Attachments 1 to 4 to the report (November 23, 2021) from the City Clerk remain confidential in their entirety as they relate to personal matters about identifiable individuals being considered for appointment to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

Candidate's biography:

 

Joseph Ogilvie

 

Joe Ogilvie is the Founding Principal at Archangel Ventures, an innovation advisory practice focused on the real estate and construction sector. Joe spent 10 years leading sustainable, high-performance building development and construction projects across Canada, and is founder of the Urban Lab at the Brookfield Centre for Real Estate and Infrastructure at a Schulich School of Business. He is a board director at Environmental Defence Canada & Habitat for Humanity GTA and co-founder of the BOF.

Origin

(November 23, 2021) Report from the City Clerk

Summary

A public member of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) Board resigned in August 2021. The Civic Appointments Committee will conduct interviews and recommend one public member to City Council for appointment to the TRCA to fill this vacancy.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 23, 2021) Report from the City Clerk on Appointment of a Public Member to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ca/bgrd/backgroundfile-173896.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - List of candidates, qualifications, confidential diversity information summary, and applications for appointment to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (previously distributed with Item CA25.2)
Confidential Attachment 2 - Voluntary Diversity Information for Current Appointees to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (previously distributed with Item CA25.2)
Confidential Attachment 3 - Interview schedule for December 6, 2021 (to be circulated under separate cover)
Confidential Attachment 4 - Interview questions for December 6, 2021 (to be circulated under separate cover)

CA26.3 - Appointment of Members to the Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about identifiable individuals who are being considered for appointment to the Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee

Committee Recommendations

The Civic Appointments Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council appoint the following candidates to the Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee, at pleasure of Council, for a term of office ending on November 14, 2022:

 

Cynthia Bell-Clayton

Leonard Benoit

Nora Boyer

Isaac Crosby

Chris Lefebvre

Christine Luza

Saige McMahon

Patricia Pettigrew

Tristen Schneider

Suzanne Stewart

 

2. City Council direct that the balance of Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (November 25, 2021) from the Director, Indigenous Affairs Office remain confidential as it relates to personal matters about identifiable individuals who are being considered for appointment to the Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

Candidates' biographies:

 

Cynthia Bell-Clayton

 

I am a member of the Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory, Odawa, Ojibway and Pottawatomi ancestry, functional speaker of Odawa/Ojibway, moved 9 years ago to Toronto with 3 children. I have extensive knowledge with both living on and off reserve. I was Cultural Programmer in Wikwemikong for over 15 years supporting the community to reclaim our language, culture and history. Since being in Toronto, I helped youth create their own agency to support their growth to healthy independent living.

 

Leonard Benoit

 

Leonard Benoit is Qualipu Mi’Kmag First Nations from the territory of Newfoundland and Labrador. His spirit name is Circling Wolf, and he is Wolf Clan. He has a valid Ontario Nursing license and has been practicing for the last 21 years. He also holds certification in the Community Worker Program, he has completed Palliative Care Certification through Seneca College, and he is also a Death Doula. Currently he is finishing a Thanalogy program at Centennial College.

 

Nora Boyer

 

My name is Nora Jane Boyer. My spirit name is Spring Water Spirit Women. My roots derive from North and South America. My clans are eagle and condor for which I take great pride. I have worked in urban and rural community in non-profit and for multiple government positions for approximately 2.5 decades beginning at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto. I have great passion to foster healthy relations with all nations and to be a strong mentor for my two beautiful children.

 

Isaac Crosby

 

Isaac Crosby comes from a small farming community 30 minutes south of Windsor, ON called Harrow, ON. He is proud of his Ojibwa/Black Canadian heritage and looks forward to sharing their histories. He studied Landscape Horticulture Tech at Humber College and currently leads urban agriculture programming at Evergreen Brick Works, now virtually! He incorporates his education and traditional First Nations farming to grow great crops, to teach others, and to do his part in saving the Earth.

 

Chris Lefebvre

 

Originally from Northern Ontario, and a member of Mattagami First Nation, Chris is a graduate of the University of Ottawa. Throughout his career, he has never wavered in the focus and attention he puts toward Indigenous economic development. This includes his work at Shell Canada, Scotiabank, as well as in his home community of Mattagami. When he’s away from work, Chris maintains an active lifestyle and enjoys mountain biking, paddle boarding and golf.

 

Christine Luza

 

As a speaker, researcher and consultant, Christine advises educators, governments, and institutions on how to improve relations with Indigenous peoples.She has more than 15 years of experience in Toronto supporting cultural renewal,innovative programs,research and development in Indigenous agencies.Christine has impacted more than 5,000 people through Indigenous education and training. She has advised the Canadian Senate,and draws inspiration from the leaders in her community in all of her work.

 

Saige McMahon

 

Saige McMahon is queer Anishinaabekwe (she/her) settler mix originally from Treaty 3 Territories, Rainy River First Nations. Saige has always found a passion in learning about and upholding the rights of others while working directly alongside community. Currently residing in Toronto, Saige is the Manager of Harm Reduction and Programming at 2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations.

 

Patricia Pettigrew

 

I am a member of the Algonquins of Pikwaknangan First Nation. I have been involved in the Toronto Indigenous Community for over 50 years. I am the founder and Executive Director of Thunder Woman Healing Lodge Society. TWHLS is the first Indigenous Healing Lodge in Ontario for Indigenous women leaving Canada's correctional institutions. I am dedicated to the advancement of First Nations, Metis, Inuit and 2SLGBTQ+ people across Canada.

 

Tristen Schneider

 

Tristen is an Anishinaabe-Dene facilitator, advocate, and entrepreneur from Shawanaga First Nation Ojibway Territory. She is a forthcoming young woman distinct in various trilateral political advocacy work for First Nations Youth focused on Mental Health & Life Promotion initiatives in previous networks; the Independent First Nations, Ontario First Nations Young People’s Council, Feathers of Hope, Chiefs of Ontario, and Thunderbird Partnership Foundation.

 

Suzanne Stewart

 

Dr. Suzanne L Stewart is a member of the Yellowknife Dene First Nation. She is a registered psychologist and Director of the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at U of T, where she is an Associate Professor in the Division of Social and Behaviour Health Sciences. Research and teaching interests include Indigenous health and healing with specializations psychology, homelessness, and Indigenous knowledges methodologies.

Origin

(November 25, 2021) Report from the Director, Indigenous Affairs Office

Summary

The report recommends the appointment of 10 public members to the Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 25, 2021) Report from the Director, Indigenous Affairs Office on Appointment of Members to the Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ca/bgrd/backgroundfile-173797.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - List of Recommended Candidates, Qualifications, and Confidential Voluntary Diversity Information Summary, and Applications for Appointment to the Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee

Economic and Community Development Committee - Meeting 26

EC26.4 - Amendments to Agreement with Campbell House Museum

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
10 - Spadina - Fort York

Committee Recommendations

The Economic and Community Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend its decision on Item 2019.EC8.9, headed "Sustaining the Vibrancy of Campbell House Museum", by deleting Parts 6 and 8 and replacing them with the following new Parts 6 and 8:

 

"6.  City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to negotiate the following amendments to the 1971 Agreement between the City of Toronto and the Sir William Campbell Foundation:

 

a.  remove all references and obligations in relation to The Advocates' Society;

 

b.  reduce the Foundation's financial obligations in a manner commensurate with the City of Toronto assuming responsibility for capital repairs to the Campbell House on a permanent basis; and

 

c.  any other terms that may be mutually satisfactory to both parties, to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, in consultation with the City Solicitor and the City Manager.

 

8.  City Council amend former City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 68, Museums to:

 

a.  add capital repairs to the responsibilities of the City of Toronto and to make capital expenditures in accordance with the applicable budget allocation, year over year; and

 

b.  reflect amendments to the 1971 Agreement between the City of Toronto and the Sir William Campbell Foundation, as necessary."

 

2.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to sign an Amending Agreement with the Sir William Campbell Foundation as outlined in Recommendation 1 above.

Origin

(November 15, 2021) Report from the Interim General Manager, Economic Development and Culture

Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek City Council authority to amend Parts 6 and 8 of Council's decision on Item EC8.9, "Sustaining the Vibrancy of Campbell House Museum", adopted by Council at its October 29-30, 2019 meeting.

 

The report on Item EC8.9 recommended an Amending Agreement to the 1971 Agreement between the City of Toronto and the Sir William Campbell Foundation to operate the property known as Campbell House, located at 160 Queen Street West, as a public historical museum. The recommendations inadvertently assigned capital maintenance and repair responsibilities to the Campbell House Board of Management instead of to the City of Toronto. This report recommends an amendment to correct the error so that it reads that the City of Toronto is responsible for capital repairs of the Campbell House as reflected in the staff report.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 15, 2021) Report from the Interim General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Amendments to Agreement with Campbell House Museum
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-173385.pdf

EC26.5 - Changes to Business Improvement Area Boards of Management

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
8 - Eglinton - Lawrence, 12 - Toronto - St. Paul's, 15 - Don Valley West

Committee Recommendations

The Economic and Community Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council, in accordance with the City of Toronto's Public Appointments Policy, appoint the following nominees to the Business Improvement Area Boards of Management below, at pleasure of Council, for a term of office expiring at the end of the term of Council or as soon thereafter as successors are appointed:

 

            Mount Pleasant Village:

            Matthew Kutas

            Robert Prete

 

            Uptown Yonge:

            Stephen Lokash

 

2.  City Council remove the following directors from the Business Improvement Area Boards of Management set out below:

 

            Mount Pleasant Village:

            Scott Purdy

 

            Uptown Yonge:

            Alex Mazelow 

Origin

(November 9, 2021) Report from the Interim General Manager, Economic Development and Culture

Summary

The purpose of this report is to make changes to the Mount Pleasant Village and Uptown Yonge Business Improvement Area (BIA) Boards of Management, in accordance with the requirements of City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 19, Business Improvement Areas. The Mount Pleasant Village and Uptown Yonge BIAs fall within two Community Council boundaries.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 9, 2021) Report from the Interim General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Changes to Business Improvement Area Boards of Management
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-173386.pdf

EC26.6 - Proposed Terms and Conditions for a Long-Term Lease with A Different Booklist Cultural Centre at 756 Bathurst Street and Acceptance of Donations

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
11 - University - Rosedale

Committee Recommendations

The Economic and Community Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council waive the application of the Community Space Tenancy Policy in respect of the Lease, including the requirements outlined in the Request for Expressions of Interest in the Community Space Tenancy Policy, and declare that it is in the interest of the City of Toronto to grant a Lease to A Different Booklist Cultural Centre for nominal consideration.

 

2.  City Council authorize the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management to negotiate and enter into a 49-year below-market rent lease agreement (the "Lease") between the City of Toronto, as the Landlord, and A Different Booklist Cultural Centre, as the Tenant, in respect of 756 Bathurst Street (the "Leased Premises"), substantially on the major terms and conditions in Attachment 1 to the report (November 18, 2021) from the Interim General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and the Director, Strategic Partnerships and on other terms and conditions as deemed appropriate by the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management or their designate and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

3.  City Council declare 756 Bathurst Street surplus with the intended manner of disposal to be by way of a long-term lease to A Different Booklist Cultural Centre and City Council direct staff to take all steps necessary to comply with the City of Toronto's real estate disposal process set out in City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 213, Real Property.

 

4.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, as the Landlord, to permit the Tenant, A Different Booklist Cultural Centre, to perform State of Good Repair and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act compliance work on behalf of the Landlord with an estimated value of $7,688,000 exclusive of Harmonized Sales Tax, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, as outlined in Attachment 1 to the report (November 18, 2021) from the Interim General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and the Director, Strategic Partnerships, and including compliance with the City of Toronto's Fair Wage Policy and labour trade contractual obligations and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

5.  City Council authorize the Director, Strategic Partnerships to accept donations in compliance with the Donations to the City of Toronto For Community Benefits Policy, subject to A Different Booklist Cultural Centre satisfying the terms and conditions in Attachment 2 to the report (November 18, 2021) from the Interim General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and the Director, Strategic Partnerships.

Origin

(November 18, 2021) Report from the Interim General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and the Director, Strategic Partnerships

Summary

This report seeks authority for the City (as the "Landlord") to enter into a 49-year below-market rent lease agreement (the "Lease") with A Different Booklist Cultural Centre ("A.D.B.C.C.", as the "Tenant") in respect of the property located at 756 Bathurst Street. 756 Bathurst Street is a three-storey building with ground floor retail fronting on Bathurst Street that will be purchased by the City from the developer of the adjacent mixed-use development known as Mirvish Village (the "Leased Premises"), pursuant to an Agreement of Purchase and Sale executed in December 2017.

 

A.D.B.C.C. is an organization engaged in promoting the cultural, social, educational and economic well-being of the African Canadian and Caribbean Canadian communities, by providing space for community projects and events; and through the sale of cultural and educational products. Although the organization is a not-for-profit, it is associated with a for-profit bookstore, which makes them ineligible to participate in the City's Community Space Tenancy program. By entering into the Lease, A.D.B.C.C. will become eligible for federal capital funding programs.

 

This report also seeks authority for the City to accept donations in compliance with the Donations to the City of Toronto For Community Benefits Policy with respect to the capital project at 756 Bathurst Street until A.D.B.C.C. achieves charitable status with the Canada Revenue Agency and is able to issue charitable receipts for income tax purposes for donations received on behalf of their own organization. 

Background Information (Committee)

(November 18, 2021) Report from the Interim General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and the Director, Strategic Partnerships on Proposed Terms and Conditions for a Long-Term Lease with A Different Booklist Cultural Centre at 756 Bathurst Street and Acceptance of Donations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-173418.pdf
Attachment 1 - Suggested Terms and Conditions of Intention to Enter into a Long-Term Lease with A Different Booklist Cultural Centre
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-173419.pdf
Attachment 2 - Suggested Terms and Conditions for Toronto Strategic Partnerships Office to Agree to Accept Donations on Behalf of A Different Booklist Cultural Centre
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-173420.pdf

Speakers

Lionel Borelson, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
Dan Yashinsky
Carl James, York University
Heather Kelly, Bloor St. Culture Corridor
Councillor Mike Layton

EC26.7 - City of Toronto Diverse Youth Fellowship Program

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Economic and Community Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council endorse the enhanced Diversity Youth Fellowship Program for 2022-2024 supported by Urban Alliance on Race Relations, Social Development, Finance and Administration and the City Council budget.

 

2.  City Council request Social Development, Finance and Administration and the City Clerk's Office to enter into a contract with Urban Alliance on Race Relations to co-fund and administer the Diverse Youth Fellowship Program based on the approved budget.

 

3.  City Council request the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration and the City Clerk's Office to work in collaboration with Urban Alliance on Race Relations to report back on the outcomes of the Diverse Youth Fellowship Program to the Economic and Community Development Committee in 2024.

Origin

(November 17, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration

Summary

The following report outlines the enhanced workforce development model for the Diverse Youth Fellowship and the costs associated with the implementation of the program from 2022-2024.

 

The Diverse Youth Fellowship is a leadership program that provides youth from neighbourhood improvement areas across Toronto who are experiencing systemic barriers and discrimination with paid employment and valuable opportunities for career development at the City of Toronto. The program places 30 highly motivated youth from diverse backgrounds in Council Member Offices for 12 weeks. During their placements, Youth Fellows work directly with elected officials and staff on advocacy, case work, policy, research, administrative support, communications and event planning. The Diverse Youth Fellowship program provides a unique space for youth who experience multiple systemic barriers to equitably participate in civic engagement and workforce development opportunities.

 

The Diverse Youth Fellowship consolidates the pre-existing Black, Muslim, Tamil, Filipino and Protégée Fellowships under one umbrella to improve planning, coordination and integration of supports. The consolidation of these programs also incorporates an enhanced workforce development model to support Youth Fellows with their professional development and builds effective pathways to future quality employment.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 17, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on City of Toronto Diverse Youth Fellowship Program
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-173350.pdf
Attachment 1 - Inventory of City of Toronto Youth Fellowship Programs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-173351.pdf
Attachment 2 - Enhanced Workforce Development Model
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-173352.pdf

Speakers

Jomia Pangilinan, Filipino Youth Fellowship
Warsan Hagi-Yusuf, Urban Alliance on Race Relations
Richmond Uy, Urban Alliance on Race Relations
Sanaa Ali-Mohammed, Urban Alliance on Race Relations
Issaq Ahmed, Black Youth Fellowship Program
Neethan Shan, Urban Alliance on Race Relations
Naeema Hassan
Fatah Awil, Urban Alliance on Race Relations
Kaushika Vinotheeswaran
Nilosa Selvakumaran, Urban Alliance on Race Relations

EC26.8 - Supporting Food Security in St. James Town

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
13 - Toronto Centre

Committee Recommendations

The Economic and Community Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the Board of Directors of Toronto Community Housing Corporation to request the President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation to undertake the capital improvements required to establish a community food space at 200 Wellesley Street East and to lead a Request for Expressions of Interest process, identifying a collaborative of community agencies to activate the space and operationalize the coordination, activation and resident participation for the space.

Origin

(November 17, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration

Summary

This report responds to City Council direction to determine the operational and staffing cost requirement to support the mandate of the Interim Collaborative Framework for Healthy Food Security in St. James Town and the costs related to providing community space at 200 Wellesley Street East. The report provides a summary of the Collaborative Framework, actions taken to date, a model for supporting the mandate of the Collaborative Framework as well as details of the design and costs for redesigned community space at 200 Wellesley Street East.

 

The St. James Town Community Food Table was established in January 2021. This table was initiated by City staff following direction from City Council and convened with representation from community agencies, residents and residential apartment owner groups, including Toronto Community Housing Corporation and City divisions. In July 2021, a report was submitted to Council outlining the outcomes of the table, including an Interim Collaborative Framework developed by the members of the table.

 

The report recommends that funds be provided: i) to advance the goals and principles of the Collaborative Framework and key actions of the Food Table through start-up resources for facilitation, coordination, activation and resident focused capacity building and ii) to advance capital investments in a new community food space at 200 Wellesley Street East.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 17, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Supporting Food Security in St. James Town
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-173376.pdf
Appendix A - Diagrams and Plans for the 200 Wellesley Food Hub
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-173377.pdf
Appendix B - Toronto Community Housing Capital Costs for 200 Wellesley Food Hub
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-173378.pdf

Speakers

Cliff Martin, St. James Town Residents Association
Randy Alexander
Alfred Kubesch
Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam

Communications (Committee)

(November 30, 2021) Submission from Cliff Martin, St. James Town Residents Association (EC.New)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Cliff Martin, St. James Town Residents Association (EC.New)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Randy Alexander (EC.New)

EC26.10 - Request to Review Chapter 349, Animals Exception for Reptilia Zoo

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
10 - Spadina - Fort York
Attention
Communications have been submitted on this Item.

Committee Recommendations

The Economic and Community Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council not grant a site-specific exception for Reptilia Zoo, at 245 Queens Quay West, under Section 349-4, Prohibited Animals Exemptions, of City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 349, Animals.

Origin

(November 17, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards

Summary

This report responds to the Economic and Community Development Committee (ECDC)'s request to explore a site-specific exception in Chapter 349, Animals to permit the operations of Reptilia Zoo at 245 Queens Quay West (Harbourfront Centre).

 

Reptilia is a reptile zoo with locations in Vaughan and Whitby. Their operations include a self-guided visitation centre with exhibits that house numerous reptiles, as well as both on-site and off-site shows for education and entertainment. Reptilia's existing locations also have ancillary business functions such as adopting out reptiles, and the retail sale of food and equipment for keeping reptiles as pets.

 

The company has been in discussions with Harbourfront Centre as a prospective tenant. Reptilia's proposed program includes animals that fall under the Prohibited Animals list in Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 349, Animals. ECDC has requested that staff consider the specific species that would be permitted if the Animals Bylaw was amended to provide a site-specific exception for Reptilia's operations, and the health and safety implications associated with City Council granting an exception.

 

To respond to this request, staff undertook targeted stakeholder consultation and research on the implications of such an exception, including those related to health and safety, animal welfare, and economic development. Based on the findings of this work, staff do not recommend amending the bylaw to grant a site-specific exception to the Animals Bylaw. While this report recommends against an exception, staff note that the company can still pursue its operations without housing species listed in the Prohibited Animals list.

 

This report was written in consultation with Economic Development and Culture, Toronto Public Health, and Corporate Real Estate Management.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 17, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards on Request to Review Chapter 349, Animals Exception for Reptilia Zoo
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-173358.pdf

Speakers

Travis Small, Reptilia
Dr. Clifford Warwick, Emergent Disease Foundation
Barry Kent MacKay, Born Free USA
Ainslie Willock
Scott Tinney, Animal Justice
Liz White, Animal Alliance of Canada
Rachel Plotkin, David Suzuki Foundation
Dr. Ronald Orenstein
Erika Ritter
Verena Besso
Rob Laidlaw, Zoocheck Inc.
Martin Kenneally, Harbourfront Centre
Councillor Paul Ainslie

Communications (Committee)

(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Angelo Bertolas, York Quay Neighbourhood Association (EC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/comm/communicationfile-140572.pdf
(November 30, 2021) Submission from Kim Wright, Wright Strategies, on behalf of Reptilia (EC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/comm/communicationfile-141453.pdf
(December 1, 2021) Submission from Kim Wright, Wright Strategies, on behalf of Reptilia (EC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/comm/communicationfile-141454.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Martin Kenneally, Harbourfront Centre (EC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/comm/communicationfile-141466.pdf
(December 1, 2021) Submission from Glenn De Baeremaeker, Zoocheck Inc. (EC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/comm/communicationfile-141550.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Louise (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from P. Wilson (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Deborah Perry (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Paola Catapano (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Keefe Jassoy (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Lesly Taylor (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Emily Getmeneko (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Laurence Olivo (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Kathy McDonald (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Kevin Fadalti (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Janine Cavin (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from D. R. Robbie (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Jenny (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Amy Sevigny (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Carly Ferguson (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) Letter from Diane Fraleigh, Member of Ontario Captive Animal Watch (OCAW) (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Elizabeth Abbott (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Colleen Perrin (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Jennifer (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Ruth-Anne (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Cath Ens-Hurwood (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Lorenzo Berardinetti (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Lamorie (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Cheryl Albuquerque (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Denis (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Gerald R. Brown (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Stacey Grieve (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Maureen (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Stacey Segstro and Joe Morris (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Mary Pinelli and Phil Morrison (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Elsa Campuzano (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from David (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Karin Nelson (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Tom Skraba (CC.Supp)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Meghan Fraser (CC.Supp)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Sara Crane (CC.Supp)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Karolyn Hardmeier (CC.Supp)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Kara Woodall (CC.Supp)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Gabriela Tymowski-Gionet (CC.Supp)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Geraldine Lindley (CC.Supp)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Katherine Wightman (CC.Supp)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Sandra Alves (CC.Supp)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Michael Minuck (CC.Supp)
(December 10, 2021) E-mail from Jonathan Garritano (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2021) E-mail from Sharron Ready (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2021) E-mail from Suzann Ritchie (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2021) E-mail from Kit Chapman (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2021) E-mail from Sabrina Muglia (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2021) E-mail from Mark Voysey (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2021) E-mail from Deborah Stiff (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2021) E-mail from Beverley Drolet (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2021) E-mail from Paula (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from John McVicker (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Miguel (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Catherine Desjarlais (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Daina (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Tita Zierer (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Holly Penfound (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Donna Struk (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (CC.Supp)
(December 11, 2021) E-mail from Milena Gibson (CC.Supp)
(December 11, 2021) E-mail from Rebecca (CC.Supp)
(December 11, 2021) E-mail from Pauline Robert (CC.Supp)
(December 10, 2021) E-mail from Magdalena Dabbour (CC.Supp)
(December 11, 2021) E-mail from Debbie Fong (CC.Supp)
(December 10, 2021) E-mail from Andrea Thompson (CC.Supp)
(December 10, 2021) E-mail from Connie (CC.Supp)
(December 10, 2021) E-mail from Ildiko (CC.Supp)
(December 10, 2021) E-mail from Janet (CC.Supp)
(December 10, 2021) E-mail from Joi Williams (CC.Supp)
(December 10, 2021) E-mail from Marilyn (CC.Supp)
(December 10, 2021) E-mail from Norma (CC.Supp)
(December 10, 2021) E-mail from Paula Simpson (CC.Supp)
(December 10, 2021) E-mail from Peter (CC.Supp)
(December 10, 2021) E-mail from Shahrzad (CC.Supp)
(December 10, 2021) E-mail from Teresa (CC.Supp)
(December 10, 2021) E-mail from Una (CC.Supp)
(December 11, 2021) E-mail from Peg Harrington (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Nina Wedge (CC.Supp)
(December 11, 2021) E-mail from Carolyn (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Margaret Haskell-Michalczuk (CC.Supp)
(December 11, 2021) E-mail from Sandra Gallant-Crabtree (CC.Supp)
(December 11, 2021) E-mail from Shan Gordon (CC.Supp)
(December 11, 2021) E-mail from Sally Hewitt (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Jennifer McKinney (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Maureen Boag (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Monica (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Vanessa Tassone (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Sophie Middleton (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Kristol Gaetz (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Marg (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Erin Whike (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Janet Latremouille (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Florine (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Susan (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Les Bird (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Jako Blurch (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Jessica Cordner (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Claudia Biagi (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Paul Mander (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) Letter from Brian Child, President, Reptilia (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142680.pdf
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Doris Potter (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Caroline Kipling (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Peter Parrot (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Debbie Wall and The Gang of Fur (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Feher (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Julie (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Cathy Veris (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Sadaf Mohamud (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Zoe Jordan (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Elissa Pinkney (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Christina Vani (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Jack and Sue Sarge (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Megan Hashemi (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Donna Pearson (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Katie (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Yvette (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Julie (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Margarete Sagebiel (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Vicki Van Linden (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Liz White, Director, Animal Alliance of Canada (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142745.pdf
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Liza (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) Submission from Rob Laidlaw, Zoocheck Inc. (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Alison (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Jenny (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Louis Grittani (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Regina Toledo (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Talar Thomasian (CC.New)
(December 15, 2021) E-mail from Patricia Burns (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Summer Kelly (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Jenni Slaven (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Peter Smith (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Brad Jones (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Marion Markham (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Diane M. Kastel and Family (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Holly Penfound (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Jenny McQueen (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Louise Jorgensen (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Michelle Labrosse (CC.Supp)
(December 15, 2021) E-mail from Victoria Trifoli (CC.New)
(December 15, 2021) E-mail from Michele Carlucci (CC.New)
(December 15, 2021) E-mail from Carolyn Helstrom (CC.New)
(December 15, 2021) E-mail from Adele Reynolds (CC.New)

EC26.13 - Updates to Spotlight on Toronto

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Economic and Community Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council approve the updates to "Spotlight on Toronto: A Strategic Action Plan for the Film, Television and Digital Media Industry", which was approved by City Council on July 4, 5, 6 and 7, 2017 [Item 2017.ED22.4], as outlined in "Spotlight on Toronto - 2021 Review and Updates" [Item 2021.FB10.1] under "Possible Future Strategic Priorities" and with the following additional Strategic Priorities:

 

a.  under Part 3 – Exceptional Customer Service Enhancements:

 

- Complete technical application to ensure smooth implementation of the new film permit fees to support expansion of customer service initiatives; and

 

b.  under Part 5 – Dynamic Branding and Strong International and Business Partnerships:

 

- Leverage partnerships and City Communications to advance economic and cultural contribution of both the domestic and international production industry in Toronto.

 

- Track and highlight the successes of work force development groups across the film industry.

 

2.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to ensure that a film friendly lens is incorporated in new developments in the City of Toronto.

 

3.  City Council direct the Film Commissioner and Director, Entertainment Industries to report back to the Film, Television and Digital Media Advisory Board on the impact of xoTO brand promotions.

Origin

(November 17, 2021) Letter from the Film, Television and Digital Media Advisory Board

Summary

At its meeting on November 17, 2021, the Film, Television and Digital Media Advisory Board considered Item FB10.1 and made recommendations to the Economic and Community Development Committee.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 17, 2021) Letter from the Film, Television and Digital Media Advisory Board on Review of Spotlight on Toronto Updates
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-173460.pdf
Submission from the Board Chair and Co-Chair and Economic Development and Culture Staff on Spotlight on Toronto - 2021 Review and Updates
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-173461.pdf

EC26.15 - Supporting our Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) in Following the Toronto Pollinator Protection Strategy

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Economic and Community Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, in consultation with the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to report back in the second quarter of 2022 on the establishment of supports and guidelines for Toronto's Business Improvement Areas to follow the Toronto Pollinator Protection Strategy.

Origin

(November 17, 2021) Letter from Councillor Gord Perks

Summary

In 2018, Toronto City Council unanimously adopted the Toronto Pollinator Protection Strategy. With the goal of protecting the more than 360 species of bees and more than 100 species of butterflies and other pollinators in the city, this comprehensive strategy laid out the guiding principles, priorities and actions that the city must take to protect our diverse native pollinator community.

 

Since adopting the strategy, our city's parks have become a thriving home for pollinators, with new additions being added each year. Unfortunately, our community's main streets have not followed this lead, as our Business Improvement Areas have been left to their own devices, without an established guide for landscaping or plant life on our city's right-of-ways. By creating a support system for our BIAs to help enhance the existing Toronto Pollinator Protection Strategy, we can ensure the strategy continues to expand its impact across Toronto.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 17, 2021) Letter from Councillor Gord Perks on Supporting our Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) in Following the Toronto Pollinator Protection Strategy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-173416.pdf

EC26.16 - Status of Federal-Provincial Negotiations on Affordable and Accessible Child Care

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
This item will be considered with Item DM38.1

Committee Recommendations

The Economic and Community Development Committee recommends that:

1.  City Council receive the report (November 30, 2021) from the General Manager, Children's Services for information.

Origin

(November 30, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Children's Services

Summary

This report provides an update to City Council on the status of negotiations with the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada regarding agreements and the flow of funding for the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Plan announced in the 2021 Federal Budget. It also outlines options for the City of Toronto to partner directly with the Government of Canada if an agreement cannot be reached with the Province of Ontario.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 30, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Children's Services on Status of Federal-Provincial Negotiations on Affordable and Accessible Child Care
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-173918.pdf

General Government and Licensing Committee - Meeting 27

GL27.3 - Status of Outstanding Payments in Lieu of Tax Amounts for Federal, Provincial and Municipal Properties

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council receive the report (November 10, 2021) from the Controller for information. 

Origin

(November 10, 2021) Report from the Controller

Summary

This report provides information on the status of payments in lieu of taxes requested from federal, provincial and municipal properties, and identifies payments in lieu of taxes payments from all levels of government that remain outstanding as at December 31, 2020.  The status of outstanding payments in lieu of taxes is reported to Council annually in accordance with a recommendation from the Auditor General in 2015.

 

Payments in lieu of taxes are voluntary payments made to the City of Toronto by the federal, provincial and municipal governments and agencies to compensate the City for municipal services it delivers to their properties.  In most cases, government agencies pay the full amount of payments in lieu of taxes that the City requests.  There may, however, be outstanding payments in lieu of taxes amounts requested from federal, provincial or municipal bodies that the Controller has concluded, in consultation with the City Solicitor, to be uncollectible.  In these cases, the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 71 (Financial Control) provides authority to the Controller, in consultation with the City Solicitor, to adjust for accounting purposes any outstanding receivables in respect of payments in lieu of taxes that have been determined unlikely to be paid.

 

No payments in lieu of taxes receivables are being recommended for adjustment/write-off at this time.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 10, 2021) Report from the Controller on Status of Outstanding Payments in Lieu of Tax Amounts for Federal, Provincial and Municipal Properties
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-173315.pdf
Attachment 1 - Summary of Outstanding Payments in Lieu of Tax Amounts by Level of Government
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-173316.pdf

GL27.7 - Union Station North Bay Pedestrian Bridge Connection

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
10 - Spadina - Fort York

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, to approve and execute a nominal sum construction and licence agreement with Hines 141 Bay Property Inc. and 141 Bay Street Property I Inc. for the construction and maintenance of a publicly accessible pedestrian bridge connection between 141 Bay Street and Union Station on City-owned land at Union Station (the "North Bay Pedestrian Bridge"), and the partial funding of an interior ramp connection within Union Station, substantially on the major terms set out in Attachment 1 to the report (November 16, 2021) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and such other terms as may be acceptable to the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

2. City Council amend the 2021-2030 Council Approved Capital Budget and Plan of Corporate Real Estate Management to add a new project called "North Bay Pedestrian Bridge Connection," with $1 million of project cost ($150,000 of cash flow in 2021 and $850,000 of cash flow in 2022), fully funded by Section 37 (Planning Act Reserve Funds) community benefits from 1-7 The Esplanade (Source Account: XR3026-3700570).

Origin

(November 16, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management

Summary

The purpose of the report is to seek authority to enter into a construction and licence agreement with Hines 141 Bay Property Inc. and 141 Bay Street Property I Inc. (collectively, the "141 Bay Owner") for the construction and maintenance of the new North Bay Pedestrian Bridge at Union Station, and to amend the Corporate Real Estate Management capital budget to fund part of the interior adjustments to the east wing of Union Station. The North Bay Pedestrian Bridge will connect the publicly-accessible P.A.T.H. from Union Station to the new Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce head office building at 141 Bay Street, partially on City-owned land at Union Station.

 

Corporate Real Estate Management is proposing to add a new project called "North Bay Pedestrian Bridge Connection," with $1 million in project costs, and $150,000 of cash flow in 2021 and $850,000 of cash flow in 2022, fully funded by Section 37 (Planning Act Reserve Funds) community benefits from 1-7 The Esplanade. As the total project cost is currently estimated at $2.8 million pending project finalization, the 141 Bay Owner will fund the remaining $1.8 million and all future project costs, as part of the cost sharing agreement outlined in this report.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 16, 2021) Report and Attachment 1 from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management on Union Station North Bay Pedestrian Bridge Connection
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-173382.pdf

GL27.8 - Award of Request for Proposal Document Number 2759379260 to Marsh Canada Limited for the Provision of Insurance Broker Services

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the Director, Insurance and Risk Management to negotiate and enter into an insurance broker agreement with Marsh Canada Limited (the "Agreement"), being the highest scoring Supplier meeting the requirements of Request for Proposal Document Number 2759379260 for a term of five (5) years from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2026 for the following:

 

a. for insurance broker services for the City's property and casualty insurance program (the "Corporate Insurance Program"), together with ancillary insurance consulting services, all at a cost of up to $525,000 net of all taxes for the insurance broker services for the Corporate Insurance Program and the consulting services; and

 

b. for the placement of insurance policies as may be required from time to time   as determined by the Director, Insurance and Risk Management under Recommendation 2, for both the Corporate Insurance Program and for division specific purposes ("Divisional Insurance"), payable through Marsh Canada Limited to the insurers at the cost of the insurance premiums, inclusive of broker fees that cannot be determined in advance of purchase, on terms and conditions as set out in the Request for Proposal, and on others terms satisfactory to the Director, Insurance and Risk Management and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

2. City Council authorize the Director, Insurance and Risk Management to determine the appropriate insurance policies to be placed through the Agreement for both the City's Corporate Insurance Program and for the City's Divisional Insurance that may arise during the term of the Agreement, all upon such terms, including pricing and length of policy term, as are satisfactory to the Director, Insurance and Risk Management, in consultation with Marsh Canada Limited, subject to a Council-approved budget.

Origin

(November 15, 2021) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management

Summary

The purpose of this report is to advise on the results of the Request for Proposal Document Number 2759379260 for insurance broker services for the City of Toronto and to request authority to negotiate and enter into an agreement with the recommended Supplier, Marsh Canada Limited, for a five (5) year term.

 

The Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the Chief Procurement Officer request authority to contract with and utilize the services of Marsh Canada Limited to access the worldwide insurance marketplace to obtain quotes on insurance policies and report the results to staff, and request that City Council delegate authority to the Director, Insurance and Risk Management or their designate, for the placement of various insurance policies during the term of this agreement.  The costs identified in this report represent insurance broker fees only.  Costs of the various insurance policies to be procured will be determined at the time of their renewal or procurement, and be subject to a Council-approved budget.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 15, 2021) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management on Award of Request for Proposal Document Number 2759379260 to Marsh Canada Limited for the Provision of Insurance Broker Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-173311.pdf
Attachment 1 - Fairness Monitor's Final Attestation Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-173312.pdf

GL27.9 - Award of Request for Tender Ariba Document Number 3032617265 to Aquicon Construction Company Limited for the Construction of the North East Scarborough Community Recreation Centre and Joyce Trimmer Park Improvements

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
25 - Scarborough - Rouge Park

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council, in accordance with Section 195-8.5 of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 195 (Purchasing) authorize the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the General Manager, Children's Services to award and enter into an agreement with Aquicon Construction Company Limited, being the lowest bidder meeting the specifications of Request for Tender Ariba Document Number 3032617265, Contract Number 21-PFR-054, for the supply of all materials, equipment, labour, and supervision necessary for the construction of North East Scarborough Community Recreation Centre and Joyce Trimmer Park Improvements, in the amount of $78,011,400 net of all taxes and applicable charges, or 88,152,882 including Harmonized Sales Tax and all applicable charges ($79,384,401 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) and in accordance with the Request for Tender requirements.

 

2. City Council authorize the following increases to the approved 2021 Capital Budget and 2022-2030 Plan to proceed with the award of construction for the North East Scarborough Community Recreation Centre (including Child Care Centre) and Joyce Trimmer Park Improvements:

 

a. amend the Parks, Forestry and Recreation's Capital Budget and Plan to increase the project cost of the North East Scarborough New Community Recreation Centre Construction sub-project in the Community Centre project, by $19.736 million from $57.200 million to $76.936 million, with cash flow in year 2024 from Parks, Forestry and Recreation Development Charges (XR2114); and

 

b. amend Children's Services Capital Budget and Plan to increase the project cost of the North East Scarborough Recreation Centre project by $1.500 million from $5.800 million to $7.300 million, with cash flow in year 2024 from the Childcare Capital Reserve Fund (XR1103).

Origin

(November 9, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation, the General Manager, Children's Services and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management

Summary

The purpose of this report is to advise on the results of the Request for Tender Ariba Document Number 3032617265, Contract Number 21-PFR-054, issued for the supply of all materials, equipment, labour, and supervision necessary for the construction of the North East Scarborough Community Recreation Centre, which includes a Child Care Centre and Joyce Trimmer Park Improvements, and to request authority of City Council to award a contract to Aquicon Construction Company Limited, being the lowest bidder meeting the specifications set out in the Request for Tender in the amount of $78,011,400 net of all applicable taxes and charges ($79,384,401 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries).

 

In order to proceed with the award of the Request for Tender, authority from Council is required to amend the approved 2021-2030 Capital Budgets and Plans for Parks, Forestry and Recreation and Children's Services by increasing project costs and future year cash flow commitments contained within the 10-Year Capital Budget and Plan to advance the construction of the North East Scarborough Project.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 9, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation, the General Manager, Children's Services and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management on Award of Request for Tender Ariba Document Number 3032617265 to Aquicon Construction Company Limited for the Construction of the North East Scarborough Community Recreation Centre and Joyce Trimmer Park Improvements
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-173256.pdf

GL27.10 - Non-Competitive Contract with Resolve Software Group Canada Incorporated for the City's Labour Relations Information System

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the Chief People Officer, People and Equity to negotiate and execute a non-competitive three (3) year agreement, commencing from the date that the contract is issued, with two (2) additional separate one (1) year option renewals with Resolve Software Group in the amount of $909,843 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($925,857 net of Harmonized Sales Tax Recoveries), on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Chief People Officer, People and Equity and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Origin

(November 16, 2021) Report from the Chief People Officer, People and Equity, the Chief Technology Officer, Technology Services, and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management

Summary

The purpose of this report is to request City Council authority to enter into a non-competitive contract with Resolve Software Group to purchase a proprietary case management system of software licenses and professional services for the City's Labour Relations Information System. The contract will be for an initial period of three (3) years commencing from the date that the contract is issued to December 31, 2024, with two (2) additional separate one (1) year option renewals, in the total amount of $909,843 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($925,857 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries).

 

The Employee Relations section of the People and Equity Division develops and maintains harmonious working relationships among managers, employees, unions and staff associations. Employee Relations administers the requirements of the collective agreements for various unions, manages the collective bargaining process, and provides expertise in resolving conflict and grievances.

 

Employee Relations utilizes a City developed software system, known as the Grievance Tracking System, for effectively tracking, managing and solving numerous enquiries, concerns and complaints/grievances. This system was introduced in 2004. The current version of Grievance Tracking System was never intended to be a long-term solution, rather it was an interim system until a modernized solution was procured. During the pandemic, the project to replace Grievance Tracking System with a modern system, was placed on hold due to various immediate priorities. Remote work has made it even more challenging to manage the day to day business demands of Employee Relations, using an outdated and manual system.

 

In 2013, the City's Internal Audit Division conducted a review of the Employee Relations grievance and arbitration processes and identified a number of areas of improvements with the City's developed Grievance Tracking System, including reporting inefficiencies and lack of cost tracking. It was recommended for the Grievance Tracking System be updated to reflect the current information needs of Employee Relations and the Employee Labour Relations Committee.

 

In 2019, Employee Relations and Technology Services Division conducted an in-depth analysis of the current and future state of the Grievance Tracking System. This included an analysis of the Grievance Tracking System and a market assessment to find a solution that could satisfy the business requirements of Employee Relations and address the gaps. The existing Grievance Tracking System was reviewed as an option, however, it was built internally 17 years ago in the City with limited capabilities and functionalities. The City staff conducted a market assessment1 comparing several vendor products of similar capabilities. The vendor products reviewed did not meet all the business capabilities and criteria for Employee Relations, whereas the Resolve Software Group (Resolve) case and complaints management solution met all the business requirements to replace the Grievance Tracking System as the new Labour Relations Information System.  

 

In addition, within the City of Toronto, Resolve is used in the Accountability Offices, such as the Ombudsman Toronto and the Toronto Lobbyist Registrar. Resolve is also being implemented at the Human Rights Office within the People and Equity division of the City.  Leveraging an existing solution already in use at the City, such as the case with Resolve, will help ensure People and Equity can effectively meet the mandate aligned to employee relations, while optimizing usage of common technology platforms across the City.  

 

Resolve is also used in other Municipal governments who require case and complaint management solutions, including the following offices in British Columbia - Office of the Ombudsperson, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, Office of the Merit Commissioner and Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner. A unique business requirement of these government partners is Resolve's ability to handle sensitive workplace matters and investigations where individual cases contain confidential, highly sensitive information and strict adherence to regulatory compliance, which apply to the day day-to-day functions and operations of Employee Relations.  

 

In 2023, the collective bargaining process will commence for the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 3888 and in 2024, the collective bargaining process will commence for the Toronto Civic Employees Union (Local 416) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (Local 79). The successful management of these collective bargaining processes is dependent on having a new Labour Relations Information System that will organize, track and document meeting minutes, strategies and planning and management of proposal exchanges between the City and the Union. The risks of not implementing the new system could expose the City to information breaches, financial impacts and increased reporting inaccuracies, as there is no cost tracking for settlements and arbitrations in the current Grievance Tracking System.

 

City Council approval is required in accordance with Municipal Code Chapter 195-

Purchasing, where the current request exceeds the Chief Purchasing Officer's authority of the cumulative five-year commitment for each supplier, under Article 7, Section 195-

7.3 (D) of the Purchasing By-Law or exceeds the threshold of $500,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax

 

1 The market assessment was completed using Gartner Magic Quadrant research methodology. Gartner is a leading independent market research company: https://www.gartner.com/en/information-technology/glossary/magic-quadrant

 

allowed under staff authority as per the Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 71- Financial

Control, Section 71-11A.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 16, 2021) Report from the Chief People Officer, People and Equity, the Chief Technology Officer, Technology Services, and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management on Non-Competitive Contract with Resolve Software Group Canada Incorporated for the City's Labour Relations Information System
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-173394.pdf

GL27.11 - Amendment to Proposed Land Lease of Part of the City-Owned Property at 311 Staines Road to Tamil Community Centre

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
25 - Scarborough - Rouge Park

Confidential Attachment - Contains confidential instructions to staff and legal advice from the City Solicitor relating to potential litigation

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council authorize the amendment of certain terms for the Land Lease between the City, as the Landlord, and the principals of the Tamil Community Centre, as the Tenant, for part of the south parcel of the City-owned property at 311 Staines Road, as outlined in Attachment 1 to the report (November 16, 2021) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and the City Solicitor, and on such other terms and conditions to be agreed between the Landlord and the Tenant, as may be approved by the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

2. City Council adopt the confidential instructions to staff in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (November 16, 2021) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and the City Solicitor.

 

3. City Council direct that Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (November 16, 2021) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and the City Solicitor remain confidential in its entirety, as it contains advice which is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

Origin

(November 16, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and the City Solicitor

Summary

In October 2020, City Council authorized the City (as the "Landlord") to enter into a land lease (the "Land Lease") with the principals of the Tamil Community Centre (as the "Tenant") for part of the south parcel of the City-owned property at 311 Staines Road (the "Property") to construct a new community centre which will serve the community as a whole, while providing a focus on serving the Tamil community in particular.

 

This report seeks City Council approval to amend some of the terms of the previously approved proposed Land Lease to the Tamil Community Centre.

 

Confidential Attachment 1 contains confidential instructions to staff and legal advice from the City Solicitor relating to potential litigation.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 16, 2021) Report and Attachment 1 from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and the City Solicitor on Amendment to Proposed Land Lease of Part of the City-Owned Property at 311 Staines Road to Tamil Community Centre
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-173339.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1

GL27.12 - Telling the City’s Stories - Engaging with External Parties

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council delegate authority to the Chief Communications Officer to negotiate and enter into on behalf of the City, agreements with third parties who develop and distribute content for commercial or non-commercial purposes ("Content Producers") for the City's participation in the production of media content in such form as appropriate in the opinion of the Chief Communications Officer, including the use of City resources and intellectual property by the Content Producer on an in-kind basis, where the Chief Communications Officer is satisfied that there is a sufficient benefit to the City from the production, including the indirect benefit to the City of providing information to the public about City operations, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Chief Communications Officer, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 
2. City Council authorize the Chief Communications Officer, and Division Heads, in consultation with the City Manager, and the City Clerk, as applicable, to take such actions in respect of City operations and the Content Producer's use of City resources and intellectual property as may be required to implement an agreement under Recommendation 1 above and comply with any legislative requirements (example: privacy) imposed on the City.

Origin

(November 16, 2021) Report from the City Manager

Summary

The Strategic Public and Employee Communications Division leads communications for all key City priorities, policies, services and programs. The Division brings a unified voice to a diverse City and provides expert advice and services to clearly communicate to the public, City Council, employees, media, and national and international audiences. Delivering effective and strategic communications builds trust and confidence in municipal government by ensuring that messages to the public are clear, consistent and support civic participation and understanding of Council priorities, emerging issues and City policies, programs and services.

 

With one of the world's most diverse populations, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors now consume information from a more diverse media landscape. The information and media landscape has evolved dramatically over the past twenty years and now, people no longer rely solely on print newspapers, TV and radio. In fact many people now consume news and information from a variety of sources such as the internet, social media, podcasts, features, documentaries, infotainment and investigative journalism. According to Global Web Index (Third Quarter 2020 – Second Quarter 2021), 30 percent of Canadians spend at least 30 minutes daily with online press compared to only 18 percent who read print press at least 30 minutes each day, and one-third of Canadians use social media as a news source.

 

To help strengthen and modernize how Strategic Public and Employee Communications tells the City’s stories, the City Manager is recommending delegated authority be given to the Chief Communications Officer to enter into agreements with third parties interested in telling City stories in a variety of media. Through this delegated authority, the Chief Communications Officer will be empowered to seek out, respond to and build on City storytelling to enable greater public understanding and engagement with City services.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 16, 2021) Report from the City Manager on Telling the City’s Stories - Engaging with External Parties
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-173393.pdf

GL27.13 - 220 Attwell Drive - Amending the Municipal Capital Facility Designation for the Property Used by Toronto Employment and Social Services

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
1 - Etobicoke North
Attention
Bill 1028 has been submitted on this Item.

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council pass a by-law pursuant to Section 252 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, providing authority to:

 

a. enter into an amended Municipal Capital Facility Agreement between 3052690 Nova Scotia Limited, the landlord, which leases the entire property, comprising of approximately 20,396 square feet of the existing leased space and 7,040 additional square feet at 220 Attwell Drive (the "Leased Premises") to the City of Toronto, used for social and health services;

 

b. exempt the Leased Premises from taxation for municipal and school purposes, with the tax exemption being effective from the latest of:

 

i. the commencement date of the lease;

 

ii. the date the Municipal Capital Facility agreement is entered into;

 

iii. the date the Tax Exemption By-law is enacted.

 

2. City Council direct the City Clerk to give written notice of the By-law to the Minister of Finance, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, the Toronto District School Board, the Toronto Catholic District School Board, le Conseil scolaire Viamonde and le Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir.

Origin

(November 16, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management

Summary

This report seeks City Council's authority for the adoption of the necessary amending by-law to designate the entire property owned by 3052690 Nova Scotia Limited (the "Landlord") at 220 Attwell Drive and currently leased to City of Toronto as a Municipal Capital Facility, and to provide an exemption for municipal and education taxes. The amending Municipal Capital Facility agreement authorized by the amending by-law will provide for a continued exemption for the existing space occupied by Toronto Employment and Social Services of approximately 20,396 square feet (exempted by By-law 630-2011) and a new exemption for an additional 7,040 square feet of space that is occupied by Toronto Employment and Social Services as of February 22, 2012 (the date the original Municipal Capital Facility agreement was entered into).

 

The additional space was required as part of  Toronto Employment and Social Service's greater City-wide project to ensure clients were fully supported in their efforts to seek employment. The City of Toronto introduced or improved 10 Toronto Employment and Social Services offices at the time to ensure uniformity in each office. Toronto Employment and Social Services continues to deliver their services under the same model.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 16, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management on 220 Attwell Drive - Amending the Municipal Capital Facility Designation for the Property Used by Toronto Employment and Social Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-173317.pdf

GL27.14 - 154 University Avenue - Designation of a Portion of the Property Used by the Toronto Transit Commission as a Municipal Capital Facility

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
10 - Spadina - Fort York
Attention
Bill 1029 has been submitted on this Item.

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council pass a by-law pursuant to section 252 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, providing authority to:

 

a. enter into a municipal capital facility agreement with Slate Toronto Core Office Incorporated, which leases approximately 2,070 square feet plus one parking spot at 154 University Avenue to the Toronto Transit Commission, all space (the "Leased Premises") related to the provision of telecommunications, transit and transportation systems and ancillary parking; and

 

b. exempt the Leased Premises from taxation for municipal and school purposes, with the tax exemption being effective from the latest of:

 

i. the commencement date of the Lease; 

 

ii. the date the municipal capital facility agreement is entered into; and

 

iii. the date the tax exemption by-law is enacted.

 

2. City Council direct the City Clerk to give written notice of the by-law to the Minister of Finance, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, the Toronto District School Board, the Toronto Catholic District School Board, the Conseil Scolaire Viamonde, and the Conseil Scolaire Catholique MonAvenir.

Origin

(November 10, 2021) Report from the Controller

Summary

This report seeks Council's authority for the adoption of the necessary by-law to designate a portion of a property leased and occupied by the Toronto Transit Commission as a municipal capital facility and to provide an exemption for municipal taxes and education taxes. The municipal capital facility agreement authorized by the by-law will provide an exemption for approximately 2,070 square feet of space plus one parking spot.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 10, 2021) Report from the Controller on 154 University Avenue - Designation of a Portion of the Property Used by the Toronto Transit Commission as a Municipal Capital Facility
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-173384.pdf

GL27.15 - Designation of the Properties Used by Shelter, Support and Housing Administration as Municipal Capital Facilities

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
4 - Parkdale - High Park, 7 - Humber River - Black Creek, 10 - Spadina - Fort York, 13 - Toronto Centre, 23 - Scarborough North
Attention
Bill 1030 has been submitted on this Item.

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council pass a By-law pursuant to Section 252 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, providing authority to:

 

a. enter into Municipal Capital Facility Agreements with the landlords of each of the nine properties with whom Corporate Real Estate Management has a lease or license on behalf of Shelter, Support and Housing Administration (each a "Leased Premises"), with respect to approximately 632,866 square feet of combined space and ancillary parking, if any, for the purposes of providing municipal capital facilities related to the provision of facilities used for social and health services, located at:

 

1. 14 Roncesvalles (Ward 4);


2. 30 Norfinch Drive (Ward 7);

 

3. 60 York Street (Ward 10);

 

4. 45 The Esplanade (Ward 10);

 

5. 92 Peter Street (Ward 10);

 

6. 65 Dundas Street East (Ward 13);

 

7. 56 Yonge Street (Ward 13);

 

8. 335 Jarvis Street (Ward 13); and

 

9. 20 Milner Business Court (Ward 23); and
 

b. exempt each Leased Premises from taxation for municipal and school purposes, with the tax exemption being effective from the latest of:

 

1. the commencement date of the Lease or Licence;

 

2. the date the Municipal Capital Facility Agreement is entered into; and

 

3. the date the Tax Exemption By-law is enacted.

 

2. City Council direct the City Clerk to give written notice of the By-law to the Minister of Finance, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, the Toronto District School Board, the Toronto Catholic District School Board, le Conseil scolaire Viamonde, and le Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir.

Origin

(November 10, 2021) Report from the Controller

Summary

This report seeks Council's authority for the adoption of the necessary By-laws to designate portions of nine properties leased to the City of Toronto for use as temporary shelters as Municipal Capital Facilities and to provide exemptions for municipal taxes and education taxes. The municipal capital facility agreements authorized by the By-laws will provide exemptions for approximately 632,866 square feet of combined space. The nine properties and their respective square footage are provided in Table 1 below.

 

Table 1 - Square Footage of Properties Used as Temporary Shelters

 

Property Address

Ward

Square Footage

14 Roncesvalles

4

16,000

30 Norfinch Drive

7

86,154

60 York Street

10

77,160

45 The Esplanade

10

167,749

92 Peter Street

10

85,456

65 Dundas Street East

13

97,507

56 Yonge Street

13

27,360

335 Jarvis Street

13

18,000

20 Milner Business Court

23

57,480

Total

 

632,866

 

Background Information (Committee)

(November 10, 2021) Report from the Controller on Designation of the Properties Used by Shelter, Support and Housing Administration as Municipal Capital Facilities
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-173306.pdf

GL27.16 - Extensions, Amendments and Update for Shelter, Support and Housing Administration COVID-19 Response Sites

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
4 - Parkdale - High Park, 7 - Humber River - Black Creek, 10 - Spadina - Fort York, 12 - Toronto - St. Paul's, 13 - Toronto Centre, 23 - Scarborough North

Confidential Attachment - Confidential Attachment 1 refers to a position, plan or instruction to be applied to negotiations carried on or to be carried on by or on behalf of the City of Toronto

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that: 

 

1. City Council authorize lease and licence extension and/or amendment agreements for the premises described in Attachment 1, substantially on the major terms and conditions outlined in Attachment 1 to the report (November 19, 2021) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and including such other terms and conditions as may be deemed appropriate by the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, in consultation with the General Manager of Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

2. City Council ratify the additional expenditures required under the lease at 45 The Esplanade retroactive to the commencement date less a $50,000.00 credit from the respective landlord, as detailed in the Financial Impact section.

 

3. City Council adopt the confidential instructions to staff in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (November 19, 2021) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management.

 

4. City Council authorize the public release of the confidential information contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (November 19, 2021) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management upon the expiration of the last agreement of the hotels, as it contains instructions to be applied to negotiations carried on or to be carried on by or on behalf of the City of Toronto.

Origin

(November 19, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management

Summary

This report seeks City Council approval to enter into lease and licence extension and/or amendment agreements for leased and/or licensed premises at thirteen locations to accommodate Shelter, Support and Housing Administration's emergency response efforts to the COVID-19 pandemic. Shelter, Support and Housing Administration will bring a report to Council in the first quarter of 2022 that provides details on a transition plan to support the wind down of the Emergency Shelter Hotels after April 30, 2022.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 19, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management on Extensions, Amendments and Update for Shelter, Support and Housing Administration COVID-19 Response Sites
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-173516.pdf
Attachment 1 - Lease and Licence Extensions and Amendments - Major Terms and Conditions
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-173517.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1

Communications (City Council)

(December 15, 2021) Submission from Emily Derouin (CC.New)
(December 15, 2021) Letter from Diana Chan McNally, Training and Engagement Coordinator, Toronto Drop-in Network (TDIN) (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142770.pdf
(December 14, 2021) Submission from Diana Chan McNally, Toronto Drop-In Network (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142771.pdf
(December 15, 2021) Letter from Nathan Doucet (CC.New)

GL27.17 - Expropriation of a Portion of 350 Progress Avenue for Toronto Paramedic Services Station Access

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
21 - Scarborough Centre

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, or their designate, to continue negotiations for the acquisition of the property interest as set out in Appendix A to the report (November 16, 2021) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and shown as Part 1 in sketch PS-2021-031 attached as Appendix B to the report (November 16, 2021) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management (the "Property"), and authorize the initiation of the expropriation proceedings for the Property, for the purpose of constructing a primary access route to 330 Progress Avenue as well as for providing site services including domestic water, sanitary, storm water, hydro, telecommunications and ancillary works for the new Toronto Paramedic Services multi-function station.

 

2. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, or their designate, to serve and publish the Notices of Application for Approval to Expropriate the Property to forward to the Ontario Land Tribunal any requests for inquiries received, to attend the hearing(s) to present the City of Toronto's position, and to report the Inquiry Officer's recommendations to City Council for its consideration.

Origin

(November 16, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management

Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek authority from City Council ("Council") to commence expropriation proceedings to acquire a fee simple interest in the portion of the property municipally known as 350 Progress Avenue (the "Property"), for the purpose of providing a primary access route and site services via Schick Court to the new Toronto Paramedic Services multi-function station to be located at 330 Progress Avenue in Scarborough (the "Project"). City Council previously approved the expropriation of a property required for the Project. Staff have now revised the property interest required.

 

This is Stage 1 of the expropriation process. Should City Council adopt the recommendations in this report, City staff may serve and publish the Notice of Application for Approval to Expropriate on each registered owner. Owners, as defined in the Expropriations Act (the "Act"), will have 30 days to request a hearing into whether the City's proposed taking is fair, sound and reasonably necessary.

 

City staff may report back to City Council with a Stage 2 report, providing details on property values and other costs, and if a hearing is requested, the report of the Ontario Land Tribunal. The proposed expropriation would only be effected, after adoption by City Council, as approving authority, of the Stage 2 report, by registration of an expropriation plan, which would then be followed by the service of notices as required by the Act.

 

Before the City can take possession of the expropriated property, offers of compensation based on appraisal reports must be served on each registered owner.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 16, 2021) Report and Appendices A and B from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management on Expropriation of a Portion of 350 Progress Avenue for Toronto Paramedic Services Station Access
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-173383.pdf

GL27.18 - Exhibition Place Hotel X Development - Phase 2 Lands

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Confidential Attachment - Deals with a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the City of Toronto and the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council approve a new lease (the "Phase 2 Lease") between the City of Toronto (the "Landlord"), Lakeshore Princess West Limited Partnership (the "Phase 2 Tenant"), and The Board of Governors, Exhibition Place (the "Board"), for a term commencing on the earlier of: (i) commencement of the excavation of the Phase 2 Lands in accordance with the necessary excavation permits issued by the City; and (ii) 90 days after the issuance by the City of all required excavation permits, which term will end co-terminous with the lease for the Phase 1 Hotel X development (the "Phase 1 Lease"), and will be substantially on the terms and conditions set out in Appendix A to the report (November 19, 2021) from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place and Confidential Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (November 19, 2021) from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place, and such other and amended terms and conditions deemed appropriate by the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

2.  City Council approve, subject to the Site Plan Application review process developed for Exhibition Place by City Planning, the Phase 2 Tenant's design proposal for the Phase 2 Hotel and Performance Venue development as set out in the proposed design plan and situated on the Phase 2 Lands as provided for in Appendix A, titled "Terms and Conditions of Phase 2 Lease" to the report (November 19, 2021) from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place; Appendix A, titled "Schedule 1: Phase 2 Lands" to the report (November 19, 2021) from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place; Appendix A, titled "Schedule 1A: Site Plan of Leased Property" to the report (November 19, 2021) from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place; and Appendix A, titled " Schedule 4: Conceptual Design of Development" to the report (November 19, 2021) from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place.

 

3.  City Council direct the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place, in consultation with the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration and the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, to review the City of Toronto's community benefit initiatives and consider the inclusion of applicable components in the Phase 2 Development.

 

4. City Council direct that Confidential Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (November 19, 2021) from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place remain confidential in their entirety and not be released publicly until the end of the term of the Phase 2 Lease, as they pertain to a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the City and the Board.

Origin

(November 19, 2021) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place

Summary

Following the completion of a successful Request for Proposal process held in 2007, the City of Toronto and the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place (the "Board"), collectively as landlord, executed a 49-year lease agreement with two options, each to renew for a 25-year term (the "Phase 1 Lease") with Princes Gate Hotel Limited Partnership (the "Phase 1 Tenant") for the development of a new hotel on the Exhibition Place grounds. The first phase of Hotel X opened for operations on March 20, 2018, with the hotel development consisting generally of a 750,000 square foot podium and 29-floor tower that includes 404 rooms, and at least 350 underground parking spots.

 

Under the Phase 1 Lease, the Phase 1 Tenant had an option to lease certain additional lands to the west of the Phase 1 Lease lands for the development of second hotel tower. The Phase 1 Tenant exercised the option by written notice to the Board dated July 31, 2021. The proposed Phase 2 Hotel is permitted based on the approval of Council of the Phase 1 Hotel lease, which provided the Phase 1 Tenant with an option to develop a second hotel. However, as discussed below, the option under the Phase 1 Lease did not provide for the Performance Venue, now proposed by the Tenant for Phase 2.

 

This report recommends that City Council approve entering into a new lease (the "Phase 2 Lease") between the City, as the landlord, and Lakeshore Princess West Limited Partnership (the "Phase 2 Tenant") for the development and operation of a hotel and performance venue on the Phase 2 Lands, based on the negotiated terms and conditions included in this report under Appendix A and Confidential Attachments 1 and 2, as approved by the Board, subject to obtaining the necessary City authorization, by adoption of Item EP20.1 at its meeting of October 29, 2021.

 

The proposed second phase expansion of the Hotel X facility (the "Phase 2 Development") would be located to the west of Stanley Barracks on the south side of Princes' Boulevard, along the Toronto Waterfront at Exhibition Place, as shown in Appendix A - Schedule 1 (the "Phase 2 Lands"), and includes approximately 750,000 square feet of space comprised of:

 

- A 400-room hotel (360,000 square feet) (the "Phase 2 Hotel");


- Underground parking of approximately 350 spaces (200,000 square feet);  


- A 6,600 to 7,000 seat auditorium-style entertainment performance venue (190,000 square feet) (the "Performance Venue").
 

CreateTO has reviewed the proposed deal and support the staff recommendations for City Council approval. Pending City Council approval of the recommendations in this report, a future Site Plan Application will be subject to review through City Planning and the approval of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division. City and Exhibition Place staff will complete the negotiations of the Phase 2 Lease and will work with the Phase 2 Tenant to develop a community engagement strategy, in consultation with the local Councillor.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 19, 2021) Report and Appendices A - B from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place on Exhibition Place Hotel X Development - Phase 2 Lands
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-173476.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1
Confidential Attachment 2

GL27.19 - Update on Outstanding Vehicle-for-Hire Directives

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
The Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (GL27.19b for information)

A communication has been submitted on this Item.

Second Item of business on Friday, December 17th

Bill 1049 has been submitted on this Item.

Confidential Attachment - The receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 441, Fees and Charges, Appendix C - Schedule 12, Municipal Licensing and Standards to maintain, throughout 2022, the temporary 75 percent reduction on the Vehicle-for-Hire Accessibility Fund Program regulatory charges, approved by Council in February 2021.

 

2. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, in consultation with the Interim Director, Environment and Energy and The Atmospheric Fund, to establish a Vehicle-for-Hire group, under the already established Electric Vehicle Working Group, that brings relevant stakeholders together to develop a strategy to accelerate emissions reductions and electrification of the vehicle-for-hire industry, including considerations for equity and potential implementation challenges for any proposed advice; the results of this work shall be considered by the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards as an input to the development of any requirements or programs that seek to reduce emissions in the Vehicle-for-Hire industry. 

 

3. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to set a goal of Net Zero for 2030 for vehicles for hire, and to align the plans for vehicle electrification and emissions reduction to achieve this goal.

 

4. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to report back in the first quarter 2023 on recommended by-law updates and complementary programs to achieve the vehicle electrification and emissions reductions targets for the vehicle-for-hire industry, including outcomes of the proposed Vehicle-for-Hire group under the Electric Vehicle Working Group, and results of the third-party vehicle-for-hire emissions study, with implementation beginning by the end of 2023.

 

5. City Council amend Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 546, Licensing of Vehicles-for-Hire to reflect the amendments to Private Transportation Companies driver application, and Private Transportation Companies screening requirements outlined in Attachment 1 to the report (November 16, 2021) from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards.

 

6. City Council direct that the changes to Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 546, Licensing of Vehicles-for-Hire, and Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 441, Fees and Charges, come into force on January 1, 2022.

 

7. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to establish a working group with representatives from across the taxi sector to understand and address any issues with data collection and submission.

 

8. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to review the feasibility of freezing fees for the drivers currently not working due to the drop in ridership demand caused by the pandemic and to report the recommendations to the January 14, 2022 meeting of the General Government and Licensing Committee.

 

9. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to require all Vehicle-for-Hire companies to submit comprehensive fare information to the city, including rate per ride and distance travelled, and the surge multiplier applied to both passenger fares and driver compensation.

 

10. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to provide anonymized data to the public through the City of Toronto’s Open Data Portal, such as provided by New York City and Chicago to reduce traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions and improve road safety, for all Vehicle-for-Hire trips, including time spent and distance travelled on each trip, by driver, with fares, broken down into the following but not limited to categories:

 

a. cruising;

 

b. en route; and

 

c. passenger transportation portions, and closest pick up and drop off intersections as provided by the city.


11. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to report back to Council in the First Quarter of 2022 with a plan for implementation and enforcement of the updated by-law to ensure compliance and the promotion of Vision Zero and road safety.

 

12. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to develop a framework for the vehicle-for-hire sector, supported by an independent report, to maximize the efficiency of the sector by matching active vehicles in service with demand, and balancing public policy priorities, including customer service, economic impacts on drivers, impacts on public transit, efforts to reduce traffic volumes, City policies such as TransformTO, ActiveTO, VisionZero, and our greenhouse gas reduction targets, and this framework therefore shall include, but not be limited to:

 

a. public availability and competitive impacts across transportation sectors;

 

b. equity and accessibility;

 

c. measurement and optimisation of service for disabled passengers;

 

d. environmental impacts, including environmental policies and imperatives, such as the congestion, greenhouse gas emissions, pollution and barrier impacts of transport provision;

 

e. safety impacts, including but not limited to public safety, individual pedestrian, driver and road user incident costs, and any mitigation thereto; and

 

f. any direct and associated socio-economic impacts, including the societal cost and benefits of such provision, as may include potential for and avoidance of monopolistic or anti-trust abuses as may result from excess market access, and/or uncontrolled pricing.


13. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to include in this framework, recommendations on the feasibility of applying a ratio of 1 vehicle to 100 population currently used in New York City with the fleet size being reached through attrition rather than driver deactivations.

 

14. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the General Manager, Transportation Services to partner with the Toronto Transit Commission to study the impact of ride-hailing services on public transit, which builds on the City’s 2019 report “The Transportation Impacts of Vehicle-for-Hire in the City of Toronto” and specifically studies:

 

a. rides lost annually to ride-hailing since 2014;

 

b. ride loss projections based on:

 

i. anticipated growth of ride-hailing; and

 

ii. changing rider concerns during and after the pandemic;

 

c. the corresponding impact on fare revenue and, therefore, the Toronto Transit Commission operating budget;

 

d. changes to traffic congestion, vehicle kilometres travelled (including commuting, cruising, on route and in-service time) by Private Transportation Company vehicles and corresponding effect on Toronto Transit Commission surface transit caused by the growth of ride-hailing apps;

 

e. strategies and solutions to remain competitive in the mobility ecosystem when coming up against ride hailing companies; and

 

f. the potential synergies with ride hailing companies that could drive mutual economic benefits.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The General Government and Licensing Committee requested the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to report to the meeting of City Council on December 15 and 16, 2021 with recommendations on potential refinements to the new driver training program in regards to:

 

a. requiring that all vehicle-for-hire and private transportation company driver training be provided through existing, accredited, public institutions and include in-car examinations;

 

b. providing acknowledgement and a training credit for drivers previously trained by the City's training program;

 

c. providing drivers who are currently licensed to operate but who have not received training top priority for the new training program; and

 

d. including education on sexual assault and harassment prevention.

Origin

(November 16, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards

Summary

The Vehicle-for-Hire Bylaw (Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 546, Licensing of Vehicles-for-Hire) came into effect in 2016 to establish a set of rules and regulations for taxicabs, limousines, and Private Transportation Companies such as Facedrive, Lyft and Uber. The bylaw modernized the City of Toronto's approach to regulation, and responded to the public's request for choice in regulated ground transportation options. The bylaw enables the Vehicle-for-Hire industry to provide quality service in a competitive market, while maintaining the City’s municipal regulatory purpose of enhancing consumer protection and public safety.

 

In 2019, staff completed a comprehensive review of the bylaw and as a result, Council adopted several amendments, including the creation of an Accessibility Fund Program, the introduction of additional data requirements, new mandatory training for all drivers, and an increase in the years of driving experience for all drivers from one to three years. This report outlines work completed since the 2019 review, and provides updates and next steps related to outstanding Council directives. It also provides the results of a third-party licensing fee review, and an updated Transportation Impact Study.

 

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, the implementation of some 2019 bylaw amendments paused, as residents, businesses and the City responded to the health, social and financial effects of the pandemic. For example, the Vehicle-for-Hire industry continues to recover from the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of drivers in the industry has fallen, by almost 50 percent for Private Transportation Companies (from approximately 90,000 to 47,000) and 42 percent for the taxicab and limousine industries (from approximately 13,000 to 7,500).

 

To continue to support its recovery, staff recommend maintaining the temporary 75 percent reduction on the Vehicle-for-Hire Accessibility Fund Program's regulatory charges, approved by Council in February 2021, for the year 2022. This recommendation will not affect current or future access to the Accessibility Fund Program by applicants, and will not have an effect on the delivery of accessible Vehicle-for-Hire service, due to the City's previous in-year budget adjustment.

 

Based on a third-party licensing fee review, further reductions in licensing fees are not recommended. Vehicle-for-Hire licensing fees were determined to be reasonable, when compared to similar risk and/or administratively complex business licensing categories, and were within market rates, when compared to other jurisdictions. Council has also introduced a number of relief measures for the taxicab and limousine industries, including a 50 percent reduction on licensing renewal fees. If this reduction is maintained, meaning Council does not reinstate taxicab and limousine licensing renewal fees to be cost-recovery, then staff advise that the reduction should be extended to the Private Transportation Companies industry to avoid the characterization that Municipal Licensing and Standards is cross-subsidizing licensing fees.

 

Municipal Licensing and Standards is actively working on steps to implement the driver training accreditation program. After pausing the implementation of the training program due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Municipal Licensing and Standards re-issued the call for third-party providers on November 9, 2021. Upon its closing on December 10, 2021, Municipal Licensing and Standards will review their applications in consultation with the Expert Panel (composed of interdivisional members) and then accredit approved training programs. It is anticipated that all drivers in the Vehicle-for-Hire industry will be trained by the end of 2022.

 

On November 10, 2021, Council paused the issuance of new Vehicle-for-Hire and Private Transportation Companies driver licences until such time as the driver training accreditation program is established, and applicants have demonstrated completion of a driver training course. While staff have implemented Council direction, there are concerns that pausing the issuance of licences will have significant impacts on the industry, drivers, individual applicants and consumers, at a time when the focus is necessarily on the City's recovery efforts. A pause on licensing may have unintended effects on consumers by potentially reducing the number of drivers available and increasing wait times. For example, due to the significant decline in the number of Private Transportation Companies drivers, wait times have more than doubled since February 2020. It is anticipated that the licensing of new applicants will resume once the City has accredited training providers and applicants are able to complete an accredited driver training course, as well as meet all other licensing requirements, as part of their applications. Municipal Licensing and Standards will continue to accept renewal applications for existing licensees during this time period. After training programs are in place and available, Municipal Licensing and Standards will establish a reasonable date by which applicants for renewal must also demonstrate they have completed a course.

 

The focus of the new training is to improve driver awareness of customer service issues, such as accessibility, the act of pick-up and drop-off, anti-racism and increased sensitivity. The City does not train drivers on core driving skills but instead utilizes criminal background and judicial matters checks, and weekly screening of driving abstracts to identify contraventions of the City's screening criteria (including convictions under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act).

 

To further advance emissions reductions in the Vehicle-for-Hire industry, Municipal Licensing and Standards has partnered with the University of Toronto to undertake an emissions calculations and modelling project. The amount of greenhouse gas emissions generated by Toronto's Vehicle-for-Hire industry is currently unknown, particularly in comparison to other transportation sources such as personal vehicles. Establishing an emissions baseline for the industry is critical as the City considers the most effective policy options and initiatives to meet emissions reduction targets and goals set out by Council in TransformTO. In addition, a baseline analysis is critical to determining the most effective and equitable policy options, as some emissions reduction initiatives may have financial implications on drivers, and this is typically an industry of already low-wages.

 

While the University of Toronto project is underway, Municipal Licensing and Standards remains committed to collaborating further with relevant stakeholders. It is recommended that Municipal Licensing and Standards lead, in consultation with the Environment and Energy Division and The Atmospheric Fund, an Electric Vehicle Working Group to discuss opportunities to support the electrification of the Vehicle-for-Hire industry, including considerations for equity and potential implementation challenges for any proposed advice. The results of this working group and the work of the University of Toronto will be considered as an input to policy recommendations that seek to reduce emissions from the Vehicle-for-Hire industry.

 

The Transportation Impact Study was revisited in 2021 by Transportation Service's Data and Analytics Unit. The study explored trends since the last study was completed in 2019, including the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Private Transportation Companies industry. It was determined that, at this time, there is insufficient evidence to suggest that additional measures are required to mitigate congestion, such as a cap on the number of Private Transportation Companies vehicles. In particular, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on traffic congestion and travel patterns in the City has been significant and requires continuous monitoring to understand how congestion levels recover and the role of Vehicle-for-Hire in the recovery.

 

Although the Vehicle-for-Hire Bylaw requires taxicab brokers, limousine service companies, and Private Transportation Companies to submit trip data to the City, currently, only the Private Transportation Companies industry and one taxicab broker complies in a satisfactory manner. This data is crucial for the City to be able to make policies governing the whole Vehicle-for-Hire around accessibility, transportation planning, congestion management and environmental initiatives. Therefore, staff will explore taking further enforcement action to achieve compliance with the data collection and remittance processes. It is also recommended that the Private Transportation Companies driver application and Private Transportation Companies screening requirements be amended to clarify and streamline the current data collection and record management requirements.

 

This report was prepared in consultation with Legal Services, Policy, Planning, Finance and Administration, Environment and Energy, and Transportation Services.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 16, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards on Update on Outstanding Vehicle-for-Hire Directives
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-173388.pdf
Attachment 1 - Amendments to Private Transportation Companies Driver Application, and Private Transportation Companies Screening Requirements
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-173389.pdf
Attachment 2 - Third Party Market Comparison of Vehicle-for-Hire Licensing Fees
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-173390.pdf
Attachment 3 - Vehicle-for-Hire Public Safety Measures
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-173391.pdf
(November 23, 2021) Notice of Public Meeting - Update on Outstanding Vehicle-for-Hire Directives
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-173520.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(December 13, 2021) Supplementary report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards on an Update on Outstanding Vehicle-for-Hire Directives (GL27.19b)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-174397.pdf

Speakers

Andrew Murie, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada)
Eric Dumschat, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada)
Kanwarmeet Gill
Allen Matrosov
Jake Brockman, Uber Canada
Shelagh Pizey-Allen, TTCriders
James Cooper, Transport Research Partners
Kristine Hubbard, Beck Taxi
Michael Geraghty, Canadian Pro Drivers
David Clement, Consumer Choice Center
Caleb V. Kalenuik
Tom Slee
Harmy Mendoza, WomanACT
JJ Fueser, RideFairTO
Brendan Agnew-Iler, RideFair
Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam

Communications (Committee)

(November 23, 2021) E-mail from Gerry Manley (GL.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) Letter from Jake Brockman Manager, Public Policy, Uber Canada (GL.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/comm/communicationfile-140493.pdf
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Sean Sportun, Chair I, Toronto Crime Stoppers (GL.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) Letter from Harmy Mendoza, Executive Director, Woman Abuse Council of Toronto (WomanACT) (GL.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/comm/communicationfile-140507.pdf
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Kanwarmeet Gill (GL.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Mian Amjad (GL.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) Letter from Janet Joy Wilson, Albert Koehl, Mary Ann Neary, Toronto Community Bikeways Coalition (GL.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/comm/communicationfile-140883.pdf
(November 29, 2021) Letter from Stephanie Cowle on behalf of Pamela Fuselli, Parachute (GL.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/comm/communicationfile-140885.pdf
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from David Réti (GL.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Tom Slee (GL.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Nabeel El Khafif, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ego (GL.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Dr. James M. Cooper, Lead Scientist, Transport Research Partners (formerly Taxi Research Partners) (GL.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from JJ Fueser, RideFairTO, on behalf of the Toronto Environmental Alliance, CodeRedTO, The Toronto Community Bikeways Coalition and TTC Riders (GL.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/comm/communicationfile-140947.pdf
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Earla Phillips (GL.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) Letter from Councillor Mike Layton (GL.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/comm/communicationfile-140949.pdf
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Margot Whittington, submitting a letter from Bryan Purcell, The Atmospheric Fund (GL.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/comm/communicationfile-140950.pdf
(November 29, 2021) Letter from Julie Kim, Founder, Go Be Safe (GL.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/comm/communicationfile-140964.pdf
(November 29, 2021) Letter from Chris Thomas, Lyft Public Policy (GL.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/comm/communicationfile-140935.pdf
(November 29, 2021) Letter from Andrew Clement, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Information Coordinator, Information Policy Research Program, University of Toronto (GL.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/comm/communicationfile-140937.pdf
(November 30, 2021) Letter from Cara Clairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Plug'n Drive (GL.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/comm/communicationfile-140938.pdf
(November 30, 2021) Letter from Michael Geraghty (GL.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) Letter from Yohannis Gebeyehu (GL.Supp)

Communications (City Council)

(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Muhammad Gill (CC.Main)
(December 14, 2021) Letter from JJ Fueser, Thorben Wieditz and Brendan Agnew-Iler, RideFair Toronto (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142861.pdf
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Brendan Agnew-Iler submitting a communication on behalf of Allam (CC.New)
(December 16, 2021) Letter from Paul Meinema, National President, United Food and Commercial Workers Union (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142862.pdf

Declared Interests (Committee)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor Nick Mantas - as one of his family members owns a taxi plate.
Written Declaration: https://secure.toronto.ca/council/declared-interest-file.do?id=10396

19a - Amendments to Private Transportation Company Driver Application Process

Confidential Attachment - Contains advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege

Origin

(November 17, 2021) Report from the City Solicitor

Summary

This report is supplementary to the report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, titled: Update on Outstanding Vehicle-for-Hire Directives. His report recommends that City Council adopt amendments to the Private Transportation Company Driver application process, as noted in Attachment 1 to that report. This confidential report and attachment contains legal advice on the existing and recommended record keeping requirements in Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 546, Licensing of Vehicles for Hire.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 17, 2021) Report from the City Solicitor on Amendments to Private Transportation Company Driver Application Process
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-173446.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1

GL27.22 - Fleet Services' Report of the City of Toronto's Fleet Availability and Utilization Rates

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the General Manager, Fleet Services, in consultation with applicable City divisions, to make fleet utilization related data available on the City of Toronto's open data portal.

Origin

(November 15, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Fleet Services

Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide an update to the General Government and Licensing Committee on Fleet Services' actions of reducing vehicle and equipment downtime and minimizing the number of underutilized vehicles as requested by the General Government and Licensing Committee in the Fleet Services Division Overview on October 7, 2019 (Item 2019. GL8.1).

Background Information (Committee)

(November 15, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Fleet Services on Fleet Services' Report of the City of Toronto's Fleet Availability and Utilization Rates
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-173305.pdf

GL27.26 - 2020 Final Report on Property Sales, Acquisitions, Expropriations and Leases

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council receive the report (November 16, 2021) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management for information.

Origin

(November 16, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management

Summary

This report provides an annual overview of real estate transactions previously executed by the Corporate Real Estate Management Division on behalf of the City of Toronto through the Delegated Authority Form process from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. Properties that were declared surplus, sold, acquired through negotiations or expropriations, as well as licences and leases, are summarized in this report.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 16, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management on 2020 Final Report on Property Sales, Acquisitions, Expropriations and Leases
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-173318.pdf
Appendix A - 2020 Declared Surplus Properties and Appendix B - 2020 Properties Authorized for Sale
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-173319.pdf

GL27.27 - 2021 Update on Fire and Life Safety Compliance at the City of Toronto

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council receive the report (November 16, 2021) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management for information.

Origin

(November 16, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management

Summary

This report provides an annual update on fire and life safety compliance at the City of Toronto, as directed by City Council (AU13.11). The report reviews the 2020 compliance, as assessed by an internal team of Quality Assurance and Risk Management Assessors, against the 2017, 2018 and 2019 baseline data. The assessment shows that both fire and life safety record completion and compliance rates continue to improve. Significant progress has been made in standardizing fire and life safety vendor work within City owned buildings.

 

In 2021, Corporate Real Estate Management continued to centralize and standardize fire and life safety services across the City. Despite challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Corporate Real Estate Management made significant progress implementing the Master Fire Program, and awarded a new competitive procurement for inspections, testing and maintenance services, and the recruitment of new staff to enable the new service model.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 16, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management on 2021 Update on Fire and Life Safety Compliance at the City of Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-173341.pdf

GL27.29 - Status of Audit Recommendations and Key Cybersecurity Risks

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Confidential Attachment - Involves the security of property belonging to the City of Toronto

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct that Confidential Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (November 19, 2021) from the Chief Information Security Officer remain confidential in their entirety, as they involve the security of property belonging to the City of Toronto.

Origin

(November 19, 2021) Report from the Chief Information Security Officer

Summary

City Council requested the Chief Information Security Officer to report to the General Government and Licensing Committee on a biannual basis regarding the City-wide cyber security program. This is the first such report and includes two confidential attachments:

 

- Attachment 1 - Describes the City's Cyber health as seen from three lenses: cyber resilience, cyber maturity, and cyber awareness.
 

- Attachment 2 - Provides an overview of audit remediation status.
 

Further, these attachments provide details on:

 

a.  Overall cyber health of the organization, the progress made in the past six month and the benefits/efficiencies achieved as a result of the Cyber program implementation, including embedding "cybersecurity by design" principles to support the City's modernization efforts;

 

b.  The status of all outstanding audit recommendations that have not been implemented to date, including any increase to the City's cybersecurity risk profile

 

c.  Additional supports required to address cybersecurity risks in an expedited manner.

 

Subsequent reports to the  General Government and Licensing Committee will include updates on the following:

 

Projects, initiatives, procurement, and operations where cybersecurity requirements or directives were not included in the process
 

The attachments also include highlights of the progress the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (OC) has made, in collaboration with Technology Services Division and the City's critical infrastructure Divisions, in embedding cyber security risk management practices in their projects, initiatives, procurement, and operations.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 19, 2021) Report from the Chief Information Security Officer on Status of Audit Recommendations and Key Cybersecurity Risks
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-173540.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1
Confidential Attachment 2

Background Information (City Council)

Confidential Attachment to motion 1 by Councillor Stephen Holyday

GL27.30 - Kennels - Let Every Dog have its Day - Even at a Kennel

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the City Manager, in consultation with the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards and the Chief Planner, and Executive Director, City Planning, to develop a plan to license kennels in Toronto and to report in the Second Quarter 2022 to the General Government and Licensing Committee on that plan and any possible interim steps needed to address problems created by a small portion of kennel operators in Toronto.

Origin

(November 10, 2021) Letter from Councillor Paula Fletcher, Ward 14 - Toronto-Danforth

Summary

Pets are well cherished by and an important part of the lives of many Torontonians.  A November 2015 City staff report, LS8.2 - Responsible Dog Ownership - Results of Consultation, estimated that there were 230,000 dogs, for example, in the city and that number has likely grown considerably since especially during the pandemic.

 

The humane treatment of animals, including pets, is a key principle of our society. City Council has taken many steps over the years to embrace this principle and enhance the treatment of pets in Toronto – from dog off leash areas to pet microchipping programs and rules on how long a dog can be tethered.

 

Fostering community harmony around pet ownership has been another policy goal of the City Council.  This has resulted in, amongst other things, rules about keeping dogs on leashes in public, poop and scoop regulations, and dog licensing.  However the City does not currently license dog kennels.

 

While Most kennel operators in Toronto provide a wonderful and vital service.  However, a few bad apples can pose a problem for pets, pet owners and the kennel's neighbours.

 

There have been reports are reports of pet owners complaining about the poor treatment of their pets boarded at kennels.  Some kennel operators are not good neighbours and operate in areas where the zoning does not permit them. Current measures designed to address these issues have proven insufficient.

 

Other Ontario municipalities, like Ottawa, do license and regulate kennels.  As well, the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association publishes a Code of Practice for Canadian Kennel Operations which deals with breeding kennels not just boarding kennels. Drawing on these examples, the City should be able to begin to develop measures to address this policy shortfall.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 10, 2021) Letter from Councillor Paula Fletcher, Ward 14, Toronto-Danforth on Kennels - Let Every Dog have its Day - Even at a Kennel
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-173357.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (GL.Supp)

GL27.31 - Acquisition of Commercial Lands at 120 Varna Drive for Community Space

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
8 - Eglinton - Lawrence

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management to consider the purchase of the 13,000 sq. ft. retail unit at 120 Varna Drive to develop a community space for tenants and agencies to deliver programs and expand the availability of much-needed accessible community space in Lawrence Heights.

Origin

(November 17, 2021) Letter from Councillor Mike Colle, Ward 8, Eglinton-Lawrence

Summary

In Spring of 2021, the Lawrence Heights Safety Action Plan was created by Mayor John Tory's roundtable with Councillor Mike Colle, Chief of Police James Ramer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation, and representatives from Transportation Services and Social Development, Finance and Administration. One of the major recommendations was the urgent need for a community space in Lawrence Heights for residents to meet and collaborate on safety initiatives for Lawrence Heights.

 

Ground floor retail space at 120 Varna Drive, currently owned by Heights Development, is available for sale. The space is approximately 13,000 square feet, and is situated at the base of a new, privately-owned residential condominium building that has been built as part of the revitalization of Lawrence Heights.

 

This retail unit at 120 Varna Drive provides a unique opportunity for a community space to assist in coordinating community safety initiatives and implementing community economic development initiatives in Lawrence Heights.

 

Given the opportunity to invest in longer-term safety and economic outcomes, some considerations for the space should include:

 

- Ownership opportunities for equity-seeking groups;


- Supporting groups that have a similar vision for economic growth for Lawrence Heights and groups that might have historical connection to the community;


- Having this be a city-operated space that can drive economic development for the community.
 

As part of Toronto Community Housing Corporation’s commitment to economic and social development, Toronto Community Housing Corporation will continue to work with the City and key employment partners to drive economic advancement in Lawrence Heights, particularly in next phase of the Lawrence Heights revitalization.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 17, 2021) Letter from Councillor Mike Colle, Ward 8, Eglinton-Lawrence on Acquisition of Commercial Lands at 120 Varna Drive for Community Space
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-173359.pdf
(November 29, 2021) Revised Letter from Councillor Mike Colle, Ward 8, Eglinton-Lawrence on Acquisition of Commercial Lands at 120 Varna Drive for Community Space
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-173916.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(November 24, 2021) E-mail from Lise Olds (GL.Supp)

Infrastructure and Environment Committee - Meeting 26

IE26.3 - Amendment to Purchase Order Number 6043932 with Drainstar Contracting Limited for Construction Services for the Basement Flooding Protection Program Storm and Sanitary Sewer Improvements and Watermain Replacement on Bestview Drive, Goldenwood Road, Harrington Crescent and Kentland Crescent

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
17 - Don Valley North

Confidential Attachment - This report is about litigation or potential litigation that affects the City of Toronto. The attachment to this report contains advice or communications that relate to litigation or potential litigation.

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council adopt the confidential instructions to staff in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (November 18, 2021) from the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management.

 

2. City Council direct that the confidential information contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (November 18, 2021) from the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management remain confidential in its entirety, as it contains advice which is subject to solicitor-client privilege and pertains to litigation or potential litigation.

 

3. City Council authorize an amendment to amend Purchase Order Number 6043932 issued to Drainstar Contracting Limited, for the provision of construction services for storm and sanitary sewer improvements and watermain replacement on Bestview Drive, Goldenwood Road, Harrington Crescent, and Kentland Crescent as part of the Basement Flooding Protection Program by the amount of $400,000 net of all taxes and charges ($407,040 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries), revising the current Purchase Order value from $7,650,388 net of all taxes and charges ($7,785,034 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) to $8,050,388 net of all taxes and charges ($8,192,074 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries).

Origin

(November 18, 2021) Report from the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management

Summary

The purpose of this report is to request authority to amend Purchase Order Number 6043932 issued to Drainstar Contracting Limited, as a result of Request for Tender Number 49-2016 for Contract Number 16ECS LU 05FP, for the provision of construction services for storm and sanitary sewer improvements and watermain replacement on Bestview Drive, Goldenwood Road, Harrington Crescent, and Kentland Crescent as part of the Basement Flooding Protection Program.

 

A Purchase Order Amendment of $400,000 net of all taxes and charges ($407,040 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) is being requested, revising the current Purchase Order value from $7,650,388 net of all taxes and charges ($7,785,034 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) to $8,050,388 net of all taxes and charges ($8,192,074 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries).

 

This Purchase Order Amendment is necessary to address an overrun on the tendered quantity for the "Disposal of Asbestos-Containing Asphalt in accordance with Ministry of the Environment Asbestos Waste Disposal Requirements", as a result of asbestos-containing asphalt being found on additional streets paved within the contract area.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 18, 2021) Report from the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management on Amendment to Purchase Order Number 6043932 with Drainstar Contracting Limited for Construction Services for the Basement Flooding Protection Program Storm and Sanitary Sewer Improvements and Watermain Replacement on Bestview Drive, Goldenwood Road, Harrington Crescent and Kentland Crescent
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173682.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1

IE26.4 - Award of Negotiated Request for Proposals to Various Suppliers for the Provision of Winter Maintenance Services

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
The General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management have submitted a supplementary report on this Item (IE26.4a for information).

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee submits the item to City Council without recommendation.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee:

 

1. Requested the General Manager, Transportation Services to consult with the Auditor General on this contract award process, and to report to directly to the December 15 and 16, 2021 City Council meeting on their findings.

Origin

(November 23, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management

Summary

The purpose of this report is to advise on the results of the Negotiated Request for Proposals Doc2970598171 and Doc3136860258, as well as a non-competitive procurement for the provision of winter maintenance services, for all roads, sidewalks and cycling infrastructure types including anti-icing, de-icing, plowing and snow removal, and to request authority for the General Manager, Transportation Services to enter into agreements commencing October 2022 to April 2029, with three (3) additional separate option years to April 2032, with the recommended Suppliers meeting the requirements set out in the Negotiated Request for Proposals.

 

Transportation Services currently provides annual winter maintenance services on approximately 5,600 km of roads, 6,960 km of sidewalks, and 940 km of bike lanes/trails/routes, which makes up the transportation network. The majority of winter maintenance is delivered by private contractors. Presently, there are 47 contracts under a 7-year term, which the City manages on a seasonal basis and are due to expire at the end of the 2021/2022 season (April 2022). Winter maintenance contracts are expected to maintain a safe transportation network that is efficient for all road users during the winter months and ensure that the City meets its legislative requirements under the Provincial Maintenance Standards, in addition to City Council's mandated Level of Service.

 

Transportation Services embarked on a process to review the existing winter services contracts with an aim to consolidate, adjust and provide specific and measureable performance measures with enhancements. On October 27, 2020, City Council adopted the Auditor General's Report of the Winter Road Maintenance Program along with a set of recommendations focused on improving the design, management and adherence to service levels.  These City Council approved directions informed this procurement for winter services contracts. 

This procurement is intended to set the foundation for partnerships that leverage the industry and best practices, while increasing performance and quality of work delivered by winter service suppliers.

 

This Negotiated Request for Proposals was developed as a strategic sourcing initiative led by the Purchasing and Materials Management Division's Category Management and Strategic Sourcing unit working with Transportation Services staff and external consultant support.

 

As a result of this sourcing initiative, the City will benefit from better contract controls around Global Positioning System and key performance metrics to hold Suppliers accountable in terms of contract requirements. Other potential benefits include value added services provided by Suppliers such as access to dash camera footage to respond to claims, an insurance rebate, volume discounts, LiDAR (Light detection and ranging) technology to weigh salt quantities, leasing revenue in the off season to store equipment on site, and a pilot to reduce the number of vehicles required for plow teams on expressways.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 18, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management on Award of Negotiated Request for Proposals to Various Suppliers for the Provision of Winter Maintenance Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173608.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(December 14, 2021) Supplementary report from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management on Award Report for Various Suppliers for the Provisions of Winter Maintenance Services (IE26.4a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-174414.pdf
Attachment 1 - Audit of Winter Road Maintenance Program 2022 Procurement Enhancements
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-174415.pdf

Speakers

Domenic Passalacqua, D. Crupi & Sons Limited
Dominic Crupi, D. Crupi & Sons Limited
Cosimo Crupi, D. Crupi & Sons Limited
Jim Hurst, Steed and Evans Limited
Anthony Rossi, Coco Paving Inc.
Rick Logozzo, Coco Paving Inc.

Communications (Committee)

(December 1, 2021) Letter from Anthony Rossi and Rick Logozzo, Coco Paving Inc. (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141998.pdf
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Jim Hurst, President, Steed and Evans Limited (IE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142014.pdf
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Dominic Crupi, D. Crupi & Sons Limited (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142094.pdf
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Domenic Passalacqua C.Tech , General Manager, D. Crupi & Sons Limited (IE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142096.pdf
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Cosimo Crupi, D. Crupi & Sons Limited (IE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142168.pdf

IE26.5 - Non-Competitive Contract for Two-Way Radio Supply and Service with BearCom Canada Corporation

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services to negotiate and enter into a non-competitive agreement with BearCom Canada Corporation for the supply of two-way radios and accessories including a supplier-hosted two-way radio system and professionals services for installation, programming and repairs of the two-way radios for a period of 18 months with a 6 months optional extension, at the sole discretion of the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, commencing March 1, 2022 to February 28, 2024 for a grand total contract value of $374,370 net of all taxes and charges including estimated annual adjustment for consumer price index, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Origin

(November 18, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management

Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek authority from City Council for the General Manager Solid Waste Management Services to negotiate and enter into an 18 months non-competitive contract with a 6 months optional extension with BearCom Canada Corporation for the supply of two-way radios and accessories including a supplier-hosted two-way radio system and professional services for programming of the two-way radios.

 

The current contract 47020597 was issued to BearCom Canada Corporation as a result of the Request for Quotation Number 2104-17-0028 and scheduled to expire effective February 28, 2022.

 

The 18 months non-competitive contract with 6 months optional extension has a total potential value of $374,370 net of all taxes and charges, ($380,960 Net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries)

 

The non-competitive contract is required to address the ongoing global electronics shortage which has resulted in supply chain inconsistency, and severe inflation of pricing in the electronics market. By entering into this non-competitive contract Solid Waste Management Services can avoid the financial risk of having an over-valued contract which would be based off of the current inflated market value for radios. The division would also be avoiding any other procurement risks that may result from supply chain inconsistency.

 

In addition to mitigating financial and procurement risks, this non-competitive contract serves to ensure critical business continuity, as the radios are used operationally for the delivery of front line essential services.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 18, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management on Non-Competitive Contract for Two-Way Radio supply and Service with BearCom Canada Corporation
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173496.pdf

IE26.6 - Actions to Reaffirm Toronto's Tree Canopy Target

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
Third Item of business on Friday, December 17th, to be considered with Item IE26.14

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council reaffirm Toronto's target of 40 percent tree canopy cover by 2050 to align with the City of Toronto's TransformTO NetZero Strategy.

 

2. City Council authorize the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to commission and select an official arboreal emblem for the City of Toronto in partnership with the Chief Communications Officer for Strategic Public and Employee Communications and the City Clerk's Office, following public engagement.

 

3. City Council request the General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation, in consultation with the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to report back on any recommendations for enhanced enforcement of the requirement for soft landscaping on the City right-of-way or private property as set out in the City's Zoning By-law.

Origin

(November 18, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation

Summary

Toronto's urban forest is a critical component of the city's green infrastructure. Trees provide a range of environmental, ecological, physical and mental health, social, cultural and economic benefits, and contribute to climate resiliency as recognized in the City’s TransformTO Net Zero Strategy. In addition to enhancing city streetscapes and providing habitat within parks, ravines, and natural areas, the urban forest provides valuable ecosystem services that improve the quality of life in the city. Some services include carbon sequestration, pollution removal, energy savings and avoided runoff, worth an estimated $55 million annually.

 

At its meeting on January 29, 2020, City Council adopted the 2018 Tree Canopy Study. This report responds to various motions adopted by City Council since that time, including addressing tree canopy at the neighbourhood scale; canopy expansion on private land; strengthening tree protection, monitoring LDD moth (European gypsy moth) and a reaffirmation of Toronto's canopy cover target of 40 per cent by 2050 to align with the City's TransformTO Net Zero Strategy. It also outlines a process for the creation of Toronto's first arboreal emblem using public feedback.

 

Urban Forestry's mandate is to maintain, protect, plant and plan for Toronto's urban forest. Through the analysis and use of data and evidence based decision making, action is being taken across the city to address the challenges underscored in the 2018 Tree Canopy Study. The introduction of a tree equity approach to planning and service delivery at the neighbourhood scale will help to address inequitable distribution of the urban forest. Ongoing investments that are being made in tree planting and stewardship will support canopy expansion on private property through the Urban Forestry Grants and Incentives program, since the greatest potential for canopy expansion exists on private land. The use of fees and fines to address compliance with the City's Tree By-laws, as well as public and industry education, are important components of a successful tree protection model. Updates on Compliance and Enforcement inspection fees and response times as well as enhanced educational materials are presented in this report. A status update on LDD moth monitoring and management is also provided.

 

The creation of an arboreal emblem to add to the City of Toronto's family of official symbols will underscore the significance of trees in Toronto and reaffirm our commitment to grow, enhance and protect the urban forest. Parks, Forestry and Recreation will support the City Clerk's Office and Strategic Public and Employee Communications to undergo public engagement and consultation with Toronto's diverse communities to determine a tree best suited to represent Toronto and to be included as one of Toronto's Official Symbols.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 18, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on Actions to Reaffirm Toronto's Tree Canopy Target
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173560.pdf
Attachment 1 - CanopyTO, Revised
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173552.pdf
Attachment 2 - 2018 Tree Canopy Study - Technical Report, Revised
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173563.pdf
Attachment 3 - Tree Planting Strategy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173554.pdf
Attachment 4 - Urban Forestry Grants and Incentives Program Impact Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173564.pdf

Speakers

Venita Indewey
Rebecca Wood
Sue Dexter
Councillor Paula Fletcher

Communications (Committee)

(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Tim Ellis, Board Member, Mimico Residents Association (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141687.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Beth Moore (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Kathy OConnor (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Ann Pascucci (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Lorna Moore (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) Letter from Janet May on behalf of the Cliffcrest Scarborough Village SW Residents Association (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141924.pdf
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Judy Gibson, Vice Chair, Long Branch Neighbourhood Association Chair, Tree Canopy Preservation and Enhancement Committee (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142070.pdf
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Gwen McIntosh and Peter Moore (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Steven Vella (IE.Supp)

Communications (City Council)

(December 12, 2021) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chairs, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142489.pdf
(December 12, 2021) Letter from Cathie Macdonald, President, Deer Park Residents Group (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142493.pdf
(December 13, 2021) Letter from Kathrin Bohr, Executive Director, ABC Residents Association (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142548.pdf
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Donna and Sandy Donald (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) Letter from Sheila Dunlop, Secretary, South Armour Heights Residents’ Association (SAHRA) (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142654.pdf

IE26.7 - Tree Maintenance Contracts (July 2023) - Increasing Competition and Performance Measurement

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that: 

 

1. City Council receive the report (November 16, 2021) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management and the City Manager for information

Origin

(November 16, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management and the City Manager

Summary

The purpose of this report is to respond to Councils direction numbers 1, 8 and 29 of item AU8.6 "Getting to the Root of the Issues: A Follow-Up to the 2019 Tree Maintenance Service Audit", adopted with amendments at the April 7 and 8, 2021 City Council meeting.

 

Part A of this report addresses Council direction number 1 and 29 requesting an update on a cross-divisional and agency review of the delivery of insourced and outsourced environmental services, including forestry, horticulture, parks, and other outdoor maintenance. The objective of the review is to improve service, program design, organization, oversight, value, efficiency, procurement, and contract and resource management and the feasibility of City of Toronto staff providing tree maintenance services.

 

Part B of this report addresses Council direction number 8, to provide an update on the structure of the next Arboricultural Services Request for Proposal with a view to increasing competition and performance measurement.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 16, 2021) Report and Attachment 1 from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management and the City Manager on Tree Maintenance Contracts (July 2023) - Increasing Competition and Performance Measurement
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173437.pdf

IE26.8 - Construction Staging Area - 100-120 Broadway Avenue

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
12 - Toronto - St. Paul's, 15 - Don Valley West

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the closure of the north sidewalk and a 2.7 metre-wide portion of the westbound north-side curb lane on Broadway Avenue, between Redpath Avenue and a point 102 metres east, for a period of 13 months from December 16, 2021 to December 31, 2022.

 

2. City Council authorize the closure of the east sidewalk and a 1.6 metre-wide portion of the northbound lane on Redpath Avenue, between Broadway Avenue and a point 74 metres north, for a period of 33 months from December 16, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

 

3. City Council rescind the existing no parking prohibition in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday on the north side of Broadway Avenue between a point 72.5 metres east of Redpath Avenue and a point 29.5 metres further east.

 

4. City Council prohibit stopping at all times on the north side of Broadway Avenue between a point 72.5 metres east of Redpath Avenue and a point 29.5 metres further east.

 

5. City Council rescind the existing maximum one-hour parking regulation, in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, on the east side of Redpath Avenue, between Broadway Avenue and a point 74 metres north.

 

6. City Council prohibit stopping at all times on the east side of Redpath Avenue between Broadway Avenue and a point 74 metres north.

 

7. City Council direct the applicant to pressure wash the construction site and adjacent sidewalks and roadways daily, or more frequently as needed, to keep clear of any construction debris and make them safe.

 

8. City Council direct the applicant to ensure that the existing sidewalks or the proposed pedestrian walkways have proper enhanced lighting to ensure safety and visibility at all times of the day and night.

 

9. City Council direct the applicant to clearly consult and communicate all construction, parking and road occupancy impacts with local business improvement areas and resident associations in advance of any physical road modifications.

 

10. City Council direct the applicant to install appropriate signage and converging mirrors to ensure that pedestrians, cyclists and motorists safety is considered at all times.

 

11. City Council direct the applicant to provide a sufficient number of traffic control persons as determined by the Work Zone Traffic Coordinator and Toronto Police Construction Liaison Officer, on a daily basis to control construction vehicle access and egress to and from the site and maintain a safe environment for the public.

 

12. City Council direct the applicant to provide a sufficient number of pay-duty Police Officers as determined by the Work Zone Traffic Coordinator and Toronto Police Construction Liaison Officer, during large scale concrete pours and large scale material deliveries to control vehicle access and egress to and from the site and maintain a safe environment for the public.

 

13. City Council direct the applicant to install cane detection within the covered and protected walkway to guide pedestrians who are visually impaired.

 

14. City Council direct the applicant to post a 24-hour monitored construction hotline number on the hoarding board, which must be prominently placed and legible from 20 metres and on all elevations from the construction site.

 

15. City Council direct the applicant to provide and install public art, including mural artwork, onto every elevation of the hoarding board with adequate spotlighting for night-time illumination, at their sole cost, to the satisfaction of the Ward Councillor.

 

16. City Council direct the applicant to monitor and provide results of noise and vibration monitoring to the Work Zone Construction Coordination Unit, for the City to monitor and comment on.

 

17. City Council direct the applicant to provide monthly community meetings, to discuss any concerns raised by the community.

 

18. City Council direct that Broadway Avenue be returned to its pre-construction traffic and parking regulations when the project is complete.

 

19. City Council authorize the closure of the east sidewalk and a 1.6 metre-wide portion of the northbound lane on Redpath Avenue, between Broadway Avenue and a point 74 metres north, for a period of 13 months from December 16, 2021 to December 31, 2022.

Origin

(November 18, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

This report is submitted to Infrastructure and Environment Committee as Broadway Avenue forms a shared boundary between the Toronto and East York Community Council and the North York Community Council.

 

Reserve Properties Limited is constructing 33 and 21 level condominium towers with a 9 level podium and a 36 level rental tower located on the north side of Broadway Avenue, between Redpath Avenue and Mount Pleasant Road.

 

The developer's anticipated timeline for a construction staging area requires a closure of the north sidewalk and a 2.7 metre-wide portion of the westbound north-side curb lane on Broadway Avenue, between Redpath Avenue and a point 102 metres east, for a period of 13 months (i.e., December 16, 2021 to December 31, 2022). The developer will also require a closure of the east sidewalk and a 1.6 metre-wide portion of the northbound lane on Redpath Avenue, between Broadway Avenue and a point 74 metres north, for a period of 33 months (i.e., December 16, 2021 to August 31, 2024).

 

Transportation Services is recommending the provision of an initial construction staging permit for 13 months (i.e., December 16, 2021 to December 31, 2022) and monitoring the need for construction staging and an extension as it is deemed necessary.

 

Pedestrian operations on the north side of Broadway Avenue will be maintained in a 2.1 metre-wide covered and protected walkway within the closed portion of the existing westbound lane. The construction staging area on Broadway Avenue will result in the partial occupation of the westbound traffic lane, resulting in a 7.0 metre-wide lane for traffic.

 

Pedestrian operations on the east side of Redpath Avenue will be maintained in a 1.7 metre-wide covered and protected walkway within the closed portion of the existing northbound lane. The construction staging area on Broadway Avenue will result in the partial occupation of the northbound traffic lane, resulting in a 3.5 metre-wide lane for northbound traffic and a 3.5 metre-wide lane for southbound traffic.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 18, 2021) Report and Attachment 1 from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Construction Staging Area - 100-120 Broadway Avenue
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173595.pdf

IE26.9 - 2021 Cycling Network Plan Update

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
Communications have been submitted on this Item.

To be considered with Item IE26.10

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council endorse, in principle, the new bikeway projects contained in the Near-Term Implementation Program (2022 – 2024) as outlined in Attachment 2 to the report (November 18, 2021) from the General Manager, Transportation Services as the focus of Transportation Services' cycling budget and capital implementation program, including the initiation of feasibility analyses, public consultation, and detailed design.   

 

2. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to initiate the near-term studies of the Major City-Wide Cycling Routes as outlined in Attachment 3 to the report (November 18, 2021) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, and to bring forward the findings of these studies and recommendations regarding future implementation at the appropriate time.

 

3. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to work with the City Clerk and the City Solicitor on streamlining the process for submission of by-law changes and bills associated with Council-approved bikeways, in order to accommodate minor changes to the projects as may be necessary to address operational and safety issues as they may arise through the detailed design and implementation of approved bikeway process.

 

4. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, as part of the design, installation, and monitoring of new bikeway projects, to continue to work in consultation with the local Councillors, stakeholders, and residents to identify and implement changes to the bikeway projects contained in the Near-Term Implementation Program, before and after installation.

 

5. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, to request, as part of the annual budget process, the capital funding required to implement the Near-Term Cycling Implementation Program (2022 - 2024),  as well as the operating budget required to fund the maintenance costs of newly constructed bikeways.

 

6. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to consider the feasibility of constructing a grade separated crossing of the Richmond Hill rail corridor, in consultation with Metrolinx, to connect the Finch Hydro Corridor Trail from Pineway Boulevard east to the Old Cummer GO station as part of the Finch Hydro Corridor Trail study.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

Infrastructure and Environment Committee considered items IE26.9. and IE26.10 together.

Origin

(November 18, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

The Cycling Network Plan adopted by City Council in July 2019 seeks to build on the existing network of cycling routes to Connect gaps in the current network, Grow the network into new parts of the city, and Renew existing parts of the network to improve safety - with corresponding objectives and indicators for measuring and evaluating success.

 

The Cycling Network Plan consists of three components: a Long-Term Cycling Network Vision, the Major City-Wide Cycling Routes, and a three year rolling Near-Term Implementation Program. The plan components, objectives and indicators are aligned with a multitude of City policies including the Official Plan, TransformTO and the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan.

 

This report is a two year review of the Cycling Network Plan, as requested by City Council. It includes a status update of the 2019 - 2021 Near-Term Implementation Program, recommendations of new Major City-Wide Cycling Routes studies, and it seeks City Council endorsement of the 2022 – 2024 Near-Term Implementation Program. This report also includes additional recommendations to aid in the delivery of bikeways, and responds to a number of previous cycling-related motions.

 

The 2019 – 2021 Near-Term Implementation Program proposed 65 centreline kilometres of new bikeways and over 35 centreline kilometres of routes to be studied.

 

From 2019 to 2021, 65 centreline kilometres of new bikeways were installed:

 

- 35 centreline kilometres of cycle tracks;


- 11 centreline kilometres of bike lanes;


- 6 centreline kilometres of multi-use trails;


- 13 centreline km of neighbourhood routes (6 kilometres contra-flow bike lanes and 7 kilometres sharrows, along with traffic calming). 
 

There were also approximately 47 centreline kilometres of upgrades and enhancements to existing cycling routes installed.

 

Meeting the 2019 – 2021 Near-Term Implementation Program delivery goals was made possible by the ActiveTO Cycling Network Expansion Program in 2020 and 2021, which accelerated 27 centreline kilometres of bikeway projects. Without the ActiveTO program, Transportation Services would have fallen short of the Council directed Near-Term Implementation Program delivery goals.

 

While Transportation Services achieved the proposed targets, some of the ActiveTO routes displaced other projects originally identified for 2019 to 2021, so not every Near-Term Program project has been implemented.

 

The bikeway implementation over the past three years is unprecedented in Toronto's history and has resulted in faster progress towards the Cycling Network Plan's goal of having cycling accessible within close proximity (250 metres and 500 metres) of the City's population and jobs — 67.1 percent  in 2021 up from 62.8 percent in 2018. This percentage increase translates to approximately 180,000 more people living and working with close access to a cycling route than did in 2018.   

 

The demand for new bikeways in Toronto is high. City Council has directed Transportation Services through adopted policies contained in the TransformTO Climate Action Strategy, Vision Zero Road Safety Plan, the Toronto Office of Recovery and Rebuild’s COVID-19: Impacts and Opportunities report, as well as a number of project-specific motions to continue to accelerate the delivery of an unprecedented amount of new bikeways.

 

Since the adoption of the Cycling Network Plan in 2019, Toronto has faced new and deepening challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has highlighted racial and socio-economic disparities in the City's health care, economic, and transportation systems. The inequitable outcomes of the current systems and past practices demonstrate the need to transform many of the City's systems including how transportation projects are planned and implemented, including bikeway projects delivered by the City.  

 

The prioritization framework used to identify bikeway projects for the Near-Term Implementation Program is informed by new and emerging equity analyses, such as crowded transit routes, locations of essential services, and areas of parkland need.

 

The 2022 – 2024 Near-Term Implementation Program forecasts the delivery of approximately 100 centreline kilometres of new bikeways, which is an increase over the 65 centreline kilometres delivered in 2019 - 2021.

 

To achieve these targets and continue improving upon previous implementation rates of high-quality bikeways, the following is recommended:

 

- Working towards a streamlined reporting process, where new projects would be approved by Council for implementation following community consultation with an appropriate level of detail in order to accommodate minor changes to the projects as they may arise through detailed design and implementation with submission of the Bills for the associated By-law changes to reflect the constructed project to follow when appropriate;


- Enhancements to public consultation plans and events, supported by greater resources and staffing levels;


- An annual capital budget of approximately $20 million, increasing annually as needed, in amounts to be confirmed in the annual capital budget process;


- Additional staff to support design, consultation, delivery/construction, and monitoring for the delivery of bikeway projects.

 

The 2022 – 2024 Near-Term Implementation Program includes an ambitious number of kilometres compared to previous years' delivery rates, and includes a greater proportion of cycle tracks on arterial roadways.

 
Toronto is well on its way to becoming a safer and more equitable cycling city. The recommendations in this report reflect achievable advancements within the City's current implementation framework. The 2022 – 2024 Near-Term Implementation Program projects will be meaningful additions to Toronto's transportation system, connecting thousands of Toronto residents to a safe bikeway network, and transforming over 100 centreline km of streets into safer, more resilient places.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 18, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on 2021 Cycling Network Plan Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173663.pdf
Attachment 1 - Map and Table of Completed Bikeways 2019 - 2021
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173664.pdf
Attachment 2 - Part 1 - Map of Near-Term Implementation Program 2022 - 2024
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173665.pdf
Attachment 2 - Part 2 - Table of Near-Term Implementation Program 2022 - 2024
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173666.pdf
Attachment 3 - Map and Table of Major City-Wide Cycling Routes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173667.pdf
Attachment 4 - Cycling Network Near-Term Program Prioritization Framework
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173668.pdf
Attachment 5 - Maps of New and Updated Prioritization Considerations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173669.pdf
Attachment 6 - Transportation Equity Lens Tool
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173670.pdf
Attachment 7 - Project-specific Council Request Responses
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173671.pdf

Speakers

Aaron Binder, Segway of Ontario
Robert Zaichkowski
Vanessa Gentile
Kevin Rupasinghe

Communications (Committee)

(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Chris P (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Keith Hlady (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Arnaud Seigne (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Dana Molckovsky (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Patrick Meredith-Karam (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Marjorie Nichol (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Janice Fraser (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Daniel Wilson (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Gray Taylor (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Anita Wong (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Jill Glessing (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Nikhil Gupte (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Caitlin Ella Wind (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Sarah Midanik (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Chris Hobson (IE.Supp)
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(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jack Alvo (IE.Supp)
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(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Angela Bischoff (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jorge Chaves (IE.Supp)
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(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Lisa Mesbur (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from John Moore (IE.Supp)
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(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jonathan Robinson (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Steve Thoms (IE.Supp)
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(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Jagvir Brar (IE.Supp)
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(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Brendan Hendel-McCarthy (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Marc Marchild (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Melanie Anderson (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Dr. Karen Ward (IE.Supp)
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(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Shahnaz Stri-Shaikh (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Julia Chew (IE.Supp)
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(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Howard Henderson (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Dafydd Hughes (IE.Supp)
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(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jessica Lombardi (IE.Supp)
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(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Michael Caldwell (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Matthieu Caron (IE.Supp)
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(November 26, 2021) E-mail from T.J. Goertz (IE.Supp)
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(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Tania Szablowski (IE.Supp)
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(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jonathan Hasbany (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Ruth Silver (IE.Supp)
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(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Dan Horchik (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jennifer Knoch (IE.Supp)
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(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Lisa Jayne (IE.Supp)
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(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Cliff Mewdell (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Alexei Miecznikowski (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Maria Millar (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Andrea Rae (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Adam Rosenfield (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Kathleen Ryan (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Jim Crummey (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Jennifer Hollett (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Carmen Taranu (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Rachel Reding (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Gary Chow (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Ben Hanff (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Madeleine Sattler (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Sam Arnold (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Norwin Anne (IE.Supp)
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(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Sochi Fried (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Dr. T. Tyler Luyben (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Elise Hug (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Anne Ord (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Susan Murumets (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Barbi Lazarus (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Joey Carter (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Kathy Laird (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Ilse Kramer (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Matthew Schiller (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Rahul Mehta (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Michele Zuuring (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jennifer Argles (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Scottie Wildman (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from José Salvador (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Mary Kainer (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Andrew Federle (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Cory Freedman (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Martin Gagne (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Jill Glessing (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Nikhil Gupte (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Chris Hobson (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Gilles Marchildon (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Sarah Midanik (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Danielle Millar (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Gray Taylor (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Caitlin Ella Wind (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Anita Wong (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Sandra McCrossan (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Avrum Jacobson (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Todd Aalgaard (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Maisa Ribeiro Barbosa (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Tristan Durie (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Brendan Hendel-McCarthy (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Arthur Klimiwicz (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Timothy Lee (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Marcello Mancuso (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Alf Merson (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Sean Ryan Rivera (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Greg Uchiyama (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Mark Winter (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Tim Worrall (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Siobhan McLaughlin (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Chris Heron (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Bruce Novakowski (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Cynthia Wilkey (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Ron Cuba (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Leo Petrazickis (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Melanie Anderson (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Ian Browne (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Severine Cathelin (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Steven Fistell (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Lynn Francis, Mark Lecker, etc (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Claire Hall (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Jose La Rose (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Mario Maceda (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Marc Marchild (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Robert Staples (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Michael Stroud (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Elora Vink (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Dr. Karen Ward (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Ginny Côté (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Maciej Karlowski (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Lori Spring (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Gerrit Boerman (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Stan Nikipierowicz (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Neil Bartlett (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Beryl Pilkington (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Dana Snell (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Brian B.K.G (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Melvin Mariampillai (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Stewart Pearson (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jeffrey Levitt (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Theresa Cooke (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from David Nash (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Isaac Berman (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Bruce Bennett (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Elizabeth Fedorkow (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Pam Koch (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Valérie Bolduc (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Aaron Rotenberg (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Sheldon Hellin (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Scott Misirlis (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from John Rubinstein (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jiffin Arboleda (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Kfir Lavi (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Tristan Durie (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Richard Wu (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Kathleen Mackey (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Kaylee Harwood (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from James Carter (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Halim Ibrahima (IE.Supp)
(December 26, 2021) E-mail from Beth Baskin (IE.Supp)
(December 26, 2021) E-mail from Maya Watson (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jay Fisher (IE.Supp)
(December 26, 2021) E-mail from Melanie Mcneill (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Manuel Calleja (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Janice Fraser (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Dr. Ellen Greenblatt (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Tim Kraan (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Janet Lin (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Patrick Meredith-Karam (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Dana Molckovsky (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Marjorie Murray (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Marjorie Nichol (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Ed Rubinstein (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Arnaud Seigne (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Alison Stewart (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Alex Taranu (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Daniel Wilson (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Ian Worling (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from John Thenganatt (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Mary F Kennedy (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Neil Arcot (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Monica Henriques (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Kristian Bassi (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Lars Bryan (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Elizabeth Chrumka (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Cayla Clarkson (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Kai Davey-Bellin (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Julia Ettlinger (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Lee Giles (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Christopher Hoyle (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Chris Jacobs (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Charles Lin (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Jenny Wawrow (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Robert Kaross (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Abdullah (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Mauricio Argote-Cortes (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Christopher Bozek (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Kevin Carmona-Murphy (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Shan Duan (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Louloua Habli (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Stephan Huettenschmidt (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Niall Ryan (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Matthieu Schapira (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Susan Vandendam (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Lynn Walker (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Maria Yancheva (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Ingrid Buday (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Patrick N. (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Catherine Oliver (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Delfina Ortega-Paredes (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Tierney Smith (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Patrick Mccluskey (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Tim Ellis, Board Member, Mimico Residents Association (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141688.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Andrew Vaisar (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from David Langer (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) Letter from Mary Ann Neary, Albert Koehl and Janet Joy Wilson, Toronto Community Bikeways Coalition (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141699.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Pippa Johnstone (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Zoraida Anaya (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Soroush Arghavan (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Lauren Blumas (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Jagvir Brar (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Juanity Da Barros (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Mark Fernando (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Hagit Fry (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Kris Langille (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Mike Lawler (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Claus Lensbol (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Andrew Muroff (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Kendrick Paterson (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Holly Reid (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from John Taranu (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Andreas Wille (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) Letter from Kathleen Mackey, Francis Jeanson, Mary Ann Neary, on behalf of 32 Spokes (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141783.pdf
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from James Barker (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Clark Whitney (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Douglas Ferguson (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Lidia Labate (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Claire Smith (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Vince Hughes (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Marc Boudreau (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from James O'Malley (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Rachel Robbins (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Ethan Chiddicks (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Robert Zaichkowski (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Sheila Jacobs (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Sarah Martin (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Resident of Silverthorn (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from CW (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Valérie Bolduc (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Jack Derricourt (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Jaime-Leigh Fairbrother (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Maria Millar (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Shawn Wyckoff (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Whitney Kemble (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Tracy Parks (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Sara Blumenstein (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Laurie Gilbert (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from John Leeson (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Jackson, Don (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Marc Fowler (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Amy Smith (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Heather Schramm (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Allie Caldwell (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Daniel Di Camillo (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from David Ley (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Kathy Laird (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Saba Ahmad (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Jeff Craig (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from David Lussier (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Brian McLachlan (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Najia Zewari (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Michael Polanyi (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Rachel Wang (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Ashley Culver (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Clara Halpern (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Donna Patterson (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) Letter from Councillor Shelley Carroll (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141922.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Shanley Brooks (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Mary Alton (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Mohammad Jaberi (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Lee Scott (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Dave Ley (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Derek Eaton (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Chris Gusz (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Gabrielle Herman (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Gyula Kovacs (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Steven Fistell (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Spencer Roth (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Chris, Sharon, and Jim Gusz (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Aaron Binder (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Charlie Farrell (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) Letter from Geoff Kettel, Richard Nelson, Holly Reid, Najia Zewari, Executive Committee, Cycle Don Valley Midtown (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142001.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Avi D. (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Dr. Deborah Nixon (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Janet Senyshyn (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Michelle Reddick (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Ria Prakash (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Michael Black (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Patrick McCluskey (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Darnel Harris, Executive Director and Sam S. Starr, President, Our Greenway Conservancy (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142053.pdf
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Joshua Armstrong (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Jibril Zarita (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Jane Church (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Jacob Dawang (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Quentin Thwaites (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Avet Khachatryan (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Florence Foerster (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Agnes Kramer-Hamstra (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Cecilia Farrol (IE.New)

Communications (City Council)

(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Rob MacLellan (CC.Main)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Agnes Kramer-Hamstra (CC.Main)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Cecilia Farrol (CC.Main)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Shanaaz Sheriff (CC.Main)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Regilyn Malaguit (CC.Main)
(December 3, 2021) E-mail from Bob Carreau (CC.Main)
(December 3, 2021) E-mail from Julian Alvarez-Barkham (CC.Main)
(December 5, 2021) E-mail from Richsrd Gorman (CC.Main)
(December 5, 2021) E-mail from Dr. Erin Campos (CC.Main)
(December 10, 2021) E-mail from Laura Stein (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2021) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.Supp)
(December 10, 2021) E-mail from Ewa Lipsztajn (CC.Supp)
(December 15, 2021) E-mail from Dorian Douma (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Michael Longfield (CC.Supp)

IE26.10 - Cycling Network Plan - 2021 Cycling Infrastructure Installation - Fourth Quarter Update and the Future of the 2020 ActiveTO Cycling Network Projects

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
3 - Etobicoke - Lakeshore, 4 - Parkdale - High Park, 5 - York South - Weston, 6 - York Centre, 9 - Davenport, 10 - Spadina - Fort York, 11 - University - Rosedale, 13 - Toronto Centre, 14 - Toronto - Danforth, 19 - Beaches - East York, 22 - Scarborough - Agincourt, 25 - Scarborough - Rouge Park
Attention
Communications have been submitted on this Item.

Bills 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, and 1009 have been submitted on this Item.

To be considered with Item IE26.9

Public Notice Given

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council approve the ActiveTO Cycling Network Expansion projects installed in 2020 currently in place as permanent bikeways, and in doing so, authorize the necessary by-law amendments to retain the following locations as permanent installations:

 

a. Bloor Street (cycle track from Avenue Road to Castle Frank Road);

 

b. Dundas Street East (cycle track from Sackville Street to Broadview Avenue);

 

c. University Avenue/Queens Park (cycle track from Adelaide Street West to Bloor Street West);

 

d. Huntingwood Drive (cycle track from Victoria Park Avenue to Brimley Road);

 

e. Danforth Avenue (cycle track from Broadview Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue);

 

f. Bayview Avenue (multi-use trail from Rosedale Valley Road to River Street); and

 

g. Wilmington Avenue (designated bicycle lanes from Finch Avenue West to Sheppard Avenue West).

 

2. City Council authorize the installation of bicycle lanes, or bicycle lane by-law amendments, on the following sections of roadway, as generally described in Attachment 2 to the report (November 18, 2021) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, titled "Designated Bicycle Lanes":

 

a. Brown's Line (from a point 200 metres south of Dover Drive to Lake Shore Boulevard West);

 

b. Palmerston Square (eastern segment from Palmerston Avenue (south leg) to Palmerston Avenue (north leg);

 

c. Finch Avenue West (from a point 150 metres west of Chesswood Drive to Alexdon Road);

 

d. Winona Drive (from a point 8 metres south of Barrie Avenue and St. Clair Avenue West); and

 

e. Tecumseth Street (from King Street West to Tecumseth Place (north leg).

 

3. City Council authorize the installation of cycle tracks, or adjustments to cycle track by-laws on the following sections of roadway, as generally described in Attachment 3 to the report (November 18, 2021) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, titled "Designated Cycle Tracks":

 

a. Runnymede Road (from St. Clair Avenue West to Liverpool Street);

 

b. Ordnance Street (from Strachan Avenue to a point 100 metres east);

 

c. Palmerston Boulevard (from Bloor Street West to College Street);

 

d. Port Union Road (from Lawrence Avenue East to Island Road);

 

e. Tecumseth Street (from Queen Street West to Adelaide Street West);

 

f. Tecumseth Street (from Wellington Street West to Niagara Street); and

 

g. Baby Point Road (from Jane Street to 15 metres to the west).

 

4. City Council authorize the installation or adjustments of contra-flow bicycle lanes, or bicycle lane by-law amendments, on the following sections of roadway, as generally described in Attachment 4 to the report (November 18, 2021) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, titled "Contra-flow Bicycle Lanes":

 

a. Cambridge Avenue (from Danforth Avenue to a point 35 metres north);

 

b. Florence Crescent (from Pritchard Avenue to Eileen Avenue);

 

c. Palmerston Avenue (from Barton Avenue to Palmerston Square);

 

d. Palmerston Avenue (from London Street to Bloor Street West);

 

e. Palmerston Avenue (from Lane 1 S College E Euclid to 42 metres north of Dundas Street);

 

f. Palmerston Avenue (Dundas Street to Queen Street West); and

 

g. Tecumseth Street (Tecumseth Place (north leg) to Tecumseth Place (south leg).

 

5. City Council authorize the installation of a traffic control signal at the intersection of Palmerston Avenue and Dundas Street West.

 

6. Subject to approval of and in conjunction with the installation of traffic control signals at Palmerston Avenue and Dundas Street West identified in Recommendation 5 above, City Council authorize removal of the pedestrian crossover at Palmerston Avenue and Dundas Street West.

 

7. City Council authorize the reduction of the speed limit from 60 kilometres per hour to 50 kilometres per hour on Port Union Road between Island Road and Lawrence Avenue East.

 

8. City Council authorize the reduction of the speed limit from 50 kilometres per hour to 40 kilometres per hour on University Avenue / Queens Park Circle between Bloor Street West and Gerrard Street West.

 

9. City Council authorize the installation a sidewalk on the western segment of Palmerston Square using temporary materials until a permanent sidewalk is constructed in future years.

 

10. City Council authorize the amendments to traffic and parking regulations associated with Recommendations 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 above, as generally described in Attachment 5 to the report (November 18, 2021) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, titled "Amendments to Traffic and Parking Regulations".

 

11. City Council amend traffic and parking regulations required in Chapter 910 and Chapter 950, as generally described in Attachment 7 to the report (November 18, 2021) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, to ensure that the by-law amendments for the Davenport Road cycle tracks and The Esplanade-Mill Street cycle tracks previously approved by City Council are enacted in phases aligned with the timing of implementation of the appropriate segments of the respective projects over 2021 - 2023.

 

12. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to consider converting the Wilson Avenue diamond lane, between Transit Road and Wilson Heights Boulevard, to include cyclists and high-occupancy vehicles.

 

13. City Council request General Manager, Transportation Services to consider accelerating the planning and consultation work for a cycling route between Balmoral Park and Earl Bales Park recommended in the 10-year bike plan and outlined in the Cycling Network Maps, as shown in Attachment 1 and Attachment 2 to the Motion from Councillor Pasternak, on the following roads:

 

a. Almore Avenue from Faywood to York Downs Drive;

 

b. York Downs Drive from Almore Avenue to Armour Boulevard; and

 

c. Armour Boulevard from York Downs Drive to Bombay Avenue and to Avenue Road.

 

14. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report back to the Infrastructure and Environment committee by the third quarter of 2022 on alternative routes for the Downsview Loop which eliminates the many obstacles facing the current proposal.

 

15. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, as part of the Palmerston / Tecumseth project, to work in consultation with the local Councillors and stakeholders such as the Palmerston Area Residents Association, to host an additional community meeting on the project in advance of installation to communicate and hear feedback on the approved design. 

 

16. City Council request the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services, in consultation with the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, to report back in first quarter 2023 with recommendations on the process and staffing changes required to have complete street designs considered for every major road rehabilitation project, including the necessary annual Key Performance Indicators to monitor progress.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

Infrastructure and Environment Committee considered items IE26.9. and IE26.10 together.

Origin

(November 18, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

The Cycling Network Plan and the associated Near Term Implementation Plan (2019-
2021), adopted by City Council in July 2019 seeks to build on the existing network of cycling routes to Connect gaps in the current network, Grow the network into new parts of the city, and Renew existing parts of the network to improve safety.

 

The 2021 Cycling Network Plan Update report, seeking Council endorsement of the 2022 – 2024 Near-Term Implementation Program, is presented for consideration at this Infrastructure and Environment Committee.

To accompany the 2021 Cycling Network Plan Update and 2022-2024 Near-Team Implementation Program, this report contains a summary of the initial group of bikeway projects that are proposed to be installed in 2022 and 2023 for which design and consultation have been completed. This report also includes recommendations on the future of the temporary 2020 ActiveTO Cycling Network Expansion projects.

 

Transportation Services is seeking authority for the following proposed new bikeway implementation projects to be installed in 2022. The projects are included in the Cycling Network Plan.

 

This report seeks Council authority to install 3.8 centreline kilometres of new bikeways on the following streets:

 

- Palmerston Avenue/Boulevard/Square: Dupont Street to Queen Street West (contra-flow bike lanes and cycle tracks, Ward 10 and 11)


- Tecumseth Street: Queen Street to Niagara Street (contra-flow bike lane and cycle tracks, Ward 10)


- Florence Crescent: Eileen Avenue to Pritchard Avenue (contra-flow bike lane, Ward 5)


- Runnymede Road: Liverpool Street to St. Clair Avenue West (cycle track, Ward 5)


- Ordnance Street: Strachan Avenue to 100 m to the east (cycle track, Ward 10)


- Baby Point Road: Jane Street to 15 metres to the west (cycle track, Ward 4)
 

This report also seeks Council authority to amend the necessary designated by-laws to install the 1.9 centreline kilometres of new bikeways in 2022-2023, which were approved through an Environmental Assessment in 2014 on the following street:

 

- Port Union Road: Island Road to Lawrence Avenue East (cycle track and speed limit reduction, Ward 25)
 

The ActiveTO Cycling Network Expansion program dedicated road space on a temporary basis to facilitate cycling for essential trips and physical activity in order to support the city during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program was highlighted in the City of Toronto's Office of Recovery and Rebuild's COVID-19: Impacts and Opportunities Report, which indicated that transportation infrastructure and programs will be critical for Toronto's recovery to build back better.

 

Among the seven temporary ActiveTO Cycling Network Expansion projects installed in 2020 and currently in place, there has been an increase in cycling volumes and an increase in safety with minimal travel time impacts for people driving. Each of these projects were identified as part of the 2019 Cycling Network Plan adopted by Council, and support the City's efforts to deliver on the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan and the TransformTO Climate Action Strategy.

 

As such, Transportation Services recommends making permanent the following seven ActiveTO Cycling Network Expansion projects installed in 2020, improved in 2021, and currently in place:

 

- Bloor Street: Avenue Road to Sherbourne Street (cycle track, Ward 11 and 13);


- Dundas Street East: Sackville Street to Broadview Avenue (cycle track, Ward 13 and 14);


- University Avenue/Queens Park: Adelaide Street West to Bloor Street West (cycle track and speed limit reduction, Ward 10 and 11);


- Huntingwood Drive: Victoria Park Avenue to Brimley Road (cycle track, Ward 22 and 23);


- Danforth Avenue: Broadview Avenue to Dawes Road, along with a 700 metre extension to - Victoria Park Avenue requested by Council in April 2021 (cycle track, Ward 14 and 19);


- Bayview Avenue: Rosedale Valley Road to River Street (multi-use trail, Ward 13);


- Wilmington Avenue: Finch Avenue West to Sheppard Avenue West (bike lanes, Ward 6).
 

By making the above ActiveTO Cycling Network Expansion projects permanent, Transportation Services will have opportunities to improve the temporary infrastructure currently in place by enhancing the public realm, and adding accessibility and road safety features.

 

ActiveTO 2021 Cycling Network Expansion projects including Yonge Street between Bloor Street and Davisville Avenue, and Bayview Avenue between River Street and Front Street will continue to be monitored and evaluated and a report with recommendations on these projects will be brought forward in early 2022.

 

A map of the cycling projects proposed in this report is included as Attachment 1. The changes proposed would improve safety and mobility options by providing improved cycling connections to transit, parks, local schools, businesses, and residences.  Pedestrian improvements such as curb extensions and new sidewalk installations have also been included in the projects, wherever feasible.

 

While there are varying impacts to traffic operations for motor vehicles, these impacts have been reviewed, analyzed and have been determined by Transportation Services to be acceptable in order to improve safety and comfort of all road users.

 

Finally, this report seeks to make minor housekeeping amendments to existing bikeways and their associated traffic and parking by-laws on the following streets:

 

- Brown's Line (bike lane by-laws, Ward 3);


- Cambridge Avenue (contra-flow bike lane by-laws, Ward 14);


- Finch Avenue West (bike lane by-laws, Ward 6);


- Davenport Road (traffic and parking, Ward 11);


- The Esplanade (traffic and parking, Ward 13);


- University Avenue (traffic and parking, Ward 10 and 11);


- Winona Drive (bike lane by-laws and traffic and parking, Ward 9 and 12).

Background Information (Committee)

(November 18, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Cycling Network Plan - 2021 Cycling Infrastructure Installation - Fourth Quarter Update and the Future of the 2020 ActiveTO Cycling Network Projects
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173655.pdf
Attachment 1 - Proposed Cycling Network Installation Location Map
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173696.pdf
Attachment 2 - Designated Bicycle Lanes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173677.pdf
Attachment 3 - Designated Cycle Tracks
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173697.pdf
Attachment 4 - Designated Contra-flow Bicycle Lanes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173678.pdf
Attachment 5 - Amendments to Traffic and Parking Regulations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173679.pdf
Attachment 6 - ActiveTO Detailed Corridor Summaries
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173680.pdf
Attachment 7 - Amendments to Traffic and Parking Regulations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173681.pdf
Public Notice - Removal of Permit Parking spaces on Florence Crescent, between Eileen Avenue and Pritchard Avenue
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173699.pdf
(December 2, 2021) Attachment 1 to the Motion from Councillor Pasternak
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173984.pdf
(December 2, 2021) Attachment 2 to the Motion from Councillor Pasternak
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173985.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(December 16, 2021) Attachment to motion 1 by Councillor Jennifer McKelvie
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-174499.pdf
(December 16, 2021) Attachment to motion 2 by Councillor Joe Cressy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-174519.pdf

Speakers

Ashley Winberg
Rocky Petkov
Sonam Vashisth, Cycle Toronto

Communications (Committee)

(November 25, 2021) E-mail from Ashley Winberg, Elia Associates PC (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-140469.pdf
(November 25, 2021) E-mail from Jim Smith (IE.Main)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Keith Hlady (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Arnaud Seigne (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Dana Molckovsky (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Patrick Meredith-Karam (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Marjorie Nichol (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Janice Fraser (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Daniel Wilson (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Gray Taylor (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Anita Wong (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Jill Glessing (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Nikhil Gupte (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Caitlin Ella Wind (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Sarah Midanik (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Chris Hobson (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Cory Freedman (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Gilles Marchildon (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Danielle Millar (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jack Alvo (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Leslie Beedell (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Angela Bischoff (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jorge Chaves (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Patrick DeRochie (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Warren Haas (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Naomi Hazlett (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Avrum Jacobson (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Lisa Mesbur (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from John Moore (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Nicole Murphy (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jonathan Robinson (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Steve Thoms (IE.Supp)
(November 19, 2021) E-mail from Michael Warren (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Judith Wiechula (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Andrew Federle (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from James Barker (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Clark Whitney (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Mike Lawler (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Juanita De Barros (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Kris Langille (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Andreas Wille (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Soroush Arghavan (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Liz Miller (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jeff Sauer (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Erica Buchanan (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Marie Clermont (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Penina Coopersmith (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Luke Franceschini (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Tim Grant (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jessie Gunn (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Albert Koke (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Derek Laurendeau (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Lumley Murray (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Lori Newton (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Meg O'Mahony (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Lucy Perri (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Kirk Philipps (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Tina Faibish (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Maren Woweries-Diallo (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Martin Gagne (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from John Taranu (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Zoraida Anaya (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Tamara Bernstein (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Kendrick Paterson (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Edik Zwarenstein (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Claus Lensbøl (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Eliza Brandy (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Mark Fernando (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Gord Doctorow (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Lauren Blumas (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Debbie Green (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Daniel O'Donnell (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Jagvir Brar (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Holly Reid (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Hagit Fry (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Andrew Muroff (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Patrick N. (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Ingrid Buday (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Mourtaza Alsammak (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Suzanne Aplin (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Riccardo Caimano (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Matthew Dicker (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Rory Hiles (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Marie Jagu (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Malcom Kennedy (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Catherine Ann Kerwin (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jason Milligan (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Heather Pierce (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jarek Piorkowski (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Christiane Schmidt (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Pavlo Sirous (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Andrew Stokes (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Gray Taylor (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Catherine Oliver (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Delfina Ortega-Paredes (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Louloua Habli (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Kevin Carmona-Murphy (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Niall Ryan (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Susan Vandendam (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Christopher Bozek (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Julia Armstrong (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Laura Bast (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Randall Boyd (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Taras Gula (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Kelly Ng (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from John Troth (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Sean Ryan Rivera (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Ruth Allen (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Mark Altmeyer (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Ling Chiu (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Carmen Jones (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Janet Lin (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Elaine Luu (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Liz Rykert (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Senal Serasinghe (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Jenny Sin (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Meg Southee (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Cathleen Sullivan (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Henriette Terness (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Ketan Vegda (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Georgina Wilcock (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Robert Yu (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Rosemary Boissonneau (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Jamie Liscombe (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Cesar Shiao Mo (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Janet Brooks (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Rob Dunder (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Vanessa Gentile (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Anne James (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Andrew Lewis (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Pat Martin (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Ivan Sherry (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Michael Szego (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Nadia Whitney (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Timothy Lee (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Alf Merson (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Brendan Hendel-McCarthy (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Marc Marchild (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Melanie Anderson (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Dr. Karen Ward (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Mario Maceda (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Ian Browne (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Shahnaz Stri-Shaikh (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Julia Chew (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Duane Currie (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Peter Ellement (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Rebeca Furtado (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Vilma Gianfelice (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Miles Gripton (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Howard Henderson (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Dafydd Hughes (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Gerald Lazare (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jessica Lombardi (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Francesco Menghi (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from James Rollfe (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Leigh Evan Silcox (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Patricia Slavinski (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Cameron Tingley (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Graham Lavender (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Shawnda Charron Nardia (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Dr. Dianne Saxe (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Spencer Roth (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Matt Welke (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Ria Prakash (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jason Gallina (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Danielle Davis (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Philipp Angermeyer (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Melissa Avila (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Boaz Axelrad (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Hannes Bretschneider (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Michael Caldwell (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Matthieu Caron (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Sean Cooper (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jessica Costa (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Dorian Douma (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from T.J. Goertz (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jonathan Herberman (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Andrew Hunter (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jeremy Knowles (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Arturo M. (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Chris Thom (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Tania Szablowski (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Maryanne Stone-Jimenez (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jeremy Lundy (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Bailey Chui (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jonathan Hasbany (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Ruth Silver (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Hugo Cordeau (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Dan Horchik (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jennifer Knoch (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Lara Arabian (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Timna Ben-Ari (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Lisa Jayne (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Benjamin Lan (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Cliff Mewdell (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Alexei Miecznikowski (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Maria Millar (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Andrew Rae (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Adam Rosenfield (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Kathleen Ryan (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Jim Crummey (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Jennifer Hollett (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Carmen Taranu (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Rachel Reding (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Gary Chow (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Ben Hanff (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Madeleine Sattler (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Sam Arnold (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Norwin Anne (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Ivana Marzura (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Gavin Platt (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Adam El-Masri (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Vanessa Faulkner (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Puru Panch (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Puru Panch (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Andrea Grochalova (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Matthew Gerry (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Meghan Cheng (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Victoria Adilman (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Evan Gilbert (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Anne Hobbs (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Anne Fleming (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Peter Donnelly (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Parisa Bahramloueian (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Simon Andrews (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Loudon Young (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from D. David Landart (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Sochi Fried (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Dr. T. Tyler Luyben (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Elise Hug (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Anne Ord (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Susan Murumets (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Barbi Lazarus (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Joey Carter (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Kathy Laird (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Ilse Kramer (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Matthew Schiller (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Rahul Mehta (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Michele Zuuring (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jennifer Argles (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Scottie Wildman (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from José Salvador (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Mary Kainer (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Sandra McCrossan (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Andrew Federle (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Cory Freedman (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Martin Gagne (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Jill Glessing (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Nikhil Gupte (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Chris Hobson (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Gilles Marchildon (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Sarah Midanik (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Danielle Millar (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Gray Taylor (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Caitlin Ella Wind (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Anita Wong (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Avrum Jacobson (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Todd Aalgaard (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Maisa Ribeiro Barbosa (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Siobhan McLaughlin (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Tristan Durie (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Brendan Hendel-McCarthy (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Arthur Klimiwicz (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Timothy Lee (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Marcello Mancuso (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Alf Merson (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Sean Ryan Rivera (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Greg Uchiyama (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Mark Winter (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Tom Worrall (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Chris Heron (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Bruce Novakowski (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Cynthia Wilkey (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Leo Petrazickis (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Ron Cuba (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Ginny Côté (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Melanie Anderson (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Ian Browne (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Severine Cathelin (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Steven Fistell (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Lynn Francis, Mark Lecker, etc. (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Claire Hall (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Jose La Rose (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Mario Maceda (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Marc Marchild (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Dr. Karen Ward (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Robert Staples (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Michael Stroud (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Elora Vink (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Maciej Karlowski (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Lori Spring (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Gerrit Boerman (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Stan Nikipierowicz (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Neil Bartlett (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Beryl Pilkington (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Dana Snell (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Brian B.K.G (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Melvin Mariampillai (IE.Supp)
(December 26, 2021) E-mail from Stewart Pearson (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jeffrey Levitt (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Theresa Cooke (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from David Nash (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Isaac Berman (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Bruce Bennett (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Elizabeth Fedorkow (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Pam Koch (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Valérie Bolduc (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Aaron Rotenberg (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Sheldon Hellin (IE.Supp)
(December 26, 2021) E-mail from Scott Misirlis (IE.Supp)
(December 26, 2021) E-mail from John Rubinstein (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jiffin Arboleda (IE.Supp)
(December 26, 2021) E-mail from Kfir Lavi (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Tristan Durie (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Richard Wu (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Kathleen Mackey (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Kaylee Harwood (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from James Carter (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Halim Ibrahima (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Beth Baskin (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Maya Watson (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jay Fisher (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Melanie Mcneill (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from John Thenganatt (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Manuel Calleja (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Janice Fraser (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Dr. Ellen Greenblatt (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Tim Kraan (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Janet Lin (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Patrick Meredith-Karam (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Dana Molckovsky (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Marjorie Murray (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Marjorie Nichol (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Ed Rubinstein (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Arnaud Seigne (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Alison Stewart (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Alex Taranu (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Daniel Wilson (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Ian Worling (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Mary F Kennedy (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Neil Arcot (IE.Supp)
(December 26, 2021) E-mail from Monica Henriques (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Kristian Bassi (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Lars Bryan (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Elizabeth Chrumka (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Cayla Clarkson (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Kai Davey-Bellin (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Julia Ettlinger (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Lee Giles (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Christopher Hoyle (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Chris Jacobs (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Charles Lin (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Jenny Wawrow (IE.Supp)
(December 26, 2021) E-mail from Robert Kaross (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Abdullah (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Mauricio Argote-Cortes (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Christopher Bozek (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Kevin Carmona-Murphy (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Shan Duan (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Louloua Habli (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Stephan Huettenschmidt (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Niall Ryan (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Matthieu Schapira (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Susan Vandedam (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Lynn Walker (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Maria Yancheva (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Ingrid Buday (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Patrick N. (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Catherine Oliver (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Delfina Oretga-Paredes (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Tierney Smith (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Patrick Mccluskey (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Tim Ellis, Board Member, Mimico Residents Association (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141689.pdf
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Zoraida Anaya (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Soroush Arghavan (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Lauren Blumas (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Jagvir Brar (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Juanita Da Barros (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Mark Fernando (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Hagit Fry (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Kris Langille (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Mike Lawler (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Claus Lensbol (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Andrew Muroff (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Kendrick Paterson (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Holly Reid (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from John Taranu (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Andreas Wille (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) Letter from Kathleen Mackey, Francis Jeanson, Mary Ann Neary, on behalf of 32 Spokes (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141804.pdf
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from James Barker (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Clark Whitney (IE.Supp)
(November 25, 2021) E-mail from Ashley Winberg (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Douglas Ferguson (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Lidia Labate (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Claire Smith (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Vince Hughes (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Marc Boudreau (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from James O'Malley (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Rachel Robbins (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Arturo MP (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Ethan Chiddicks (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Harold Smith (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Lorna Mattison (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Sheila Jacobs (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Sarah Martin (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Valérie Bolduc (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Jack Derricourt (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Michael Black (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Marc Fowler (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Heather Schramm (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Daniel Di Camillo (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from David Ley (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Jeff Craig (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from David Lussier (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Brian McLachlan (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Michael Polanyi (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Rachel Wang (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Malcolm Kennedy (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Donna Patterson (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Daria Dubajic (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Peter Rogers (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Mary Alton (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Mohammad Jaberi (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Lee Scott (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Dave Ley (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Derek Eaton (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Chris Gusz (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Gabrielle Herman (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Gyula Kovacs (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Steven Fistell (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Spencer Roth (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Chris, Sharon, and Jim Gusz (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Avi D. (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Dr. Deborah Nixon (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Janet Senyshyn (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) Letter from Geoff Kettel, Richard Nelson, Holly Reid, Najia Zewari, Executive Committee, Cycle Don Valley Midtown (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142028.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Donna Patterson, Toronto Centre Cyclists (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142029.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Michelle Reddick (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Ria Prakash (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Patrick McCluskey (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Keagan Gartz, Executive Director of Cycle Toronto (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142065.pdf
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Joshua Armstrong (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Jane Church (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Jacob Dawang (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Quentin Thwaites (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Avet Khachatryan (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Florence Foerster (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Agnes Kramer-Hamstra (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Cecilia Farrol (IE.New)

Communications (City Council)

(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Rob MacLellan (CC.Main)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Agnes Kramer-Hamstra (CC.Main)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Cecilia Farrol (CC.Main)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Shanaaz Sheriff (CC.Main)
(December 3, 2021) E-mail from Bob Carreau (CC.Main)
(December 3, 2021) E-mail from Julian Alvarez-Barkham (CC.Main)
(December 3, 2021) E-mail from Dr. Karen Ward (CC.Main)
(December 4, 2021) E-mail from Susan Hobbs Gallery (CC.Main)
(December 5, 2021) E-mail from Dr. Erin Campos (CC.Main)
(December 6, 2021) E-mail from Edward Gobran (CC.Main)
(December 10, 2021) E-mail from Laura Stein (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Steve Gaebel (CC.Supp)
(December 10, 2021) E-mail from Barbara Balfour (CC.Supp)
(December 10, 2021) E-mail from Chloe Raincock (CC.Supp)
(December 10, 2021) E-mail from Ewa Lipsztajn (CC.Supp)
(December 15, 2021) E-mail from Dorian Douma (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Michael Longfield (CC.Supp)
(December 15, 2021) E-mail from Elijah Mullin (CC.New)

IE26.11 - Cargo E-Bike Pilot

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
Bill 1013 has been submitted on this Item.

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council opt-in to pilot large cargo power-assisted bicycles under O.Reg 141/21 Pilot Project – Cargo Power-Assisted Bicycles as outlined in the report (November 18, 2021) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, titled "Cargo E-bike Pilot ".

 

2. City Council amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 886, Footpaths, Pedestrian Ways, Bicycle Paths, Bicycle Lanes and Cycle Tracks, as follows:

 

a. by inserting a new definition of "large cargo power-assisted bicycle" in Section 886-1B in alphabetical order, to read as follows:

 

"LARGE CARGO POWER-ASSISTED BICYCLE - Includes a cargo power-assisted bicycle or tricycle with (i) a continuous rated output power not exceeding 500 watts; and (ii) a width that is greater than 0.9 metres and weighing more than 120 kilograms unladen, but does not include any vehicle or bicycle capable of being propelled or driven solely by any power other than muscular power.";

 

b. by inserting in Section 886-10A the phrase ", a large cargo power-assisted bicycle," after the phrase "other than a bicycle";

 

c. by inserting in Section 886-10C the phrase ", including a large cargo power-assisted bicycle," after the phrase "stop a vehicle";

 

d. by inserting in Section 886-14 the phrase "or a large cargo power-assisted bicycle" after the phrase "in charge of a bicycle" and after the phrase "on a bicycle"; and

 

e. by inserting in Section 886-15A the phrase "or a large cargo power-assisted bicycle" after the phrase "bicycle".

 

3. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make application to the Province of Ontario, Ministry of the Attorney General, and/or Regional Senior Justice to revise any established set fines/set fine short form wording or establish any new set fines under the Provincial Offences Act, as necessary, as may be identified by the City Solicitor or the General Manager, Transportation Services, in order to give effect to Parts 1 and 2 above, and that the City Solicitor in consultation with the appropriate City staff, determine the amount of the set fine to be requested.

 

4. City Council amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking, as follows:

 

a. by deleting in Section 950-101B the word "motor" from the definition of "delivery vehicle";

 

b. by deleting from the definition of "vehicle" in Section 950-101B the phrase "with a continuous rated output power not exceeding 500 watts and weighing not more than 120 kilograms unladen" after the phrase "cargo power-assisted bicycle";

 

c. by deleting the word "motor" in Sections 950-200D (1) and (2);

 

d. by (i) deleting the word "or" between "bicycle" and "cargo power-assisted bicycle"; (ii) inserting a comma after the phrase "leave a bicycle";  (iii) deleting the phrase "with a continuous rated output power not exceeding 500 watts and weighing not more than 120 kilograms unladen"; and (iv) inserting the phrase "or other similar vehicle" after the phrase "cargo power-assisted bicycle" in Section 950-201B;

 

e. by deleting from Section 950-201C(1) the phrase "and weighing not more than 120 kilograms unladen" after the phrase "not exceeding 500 watts";

 

f. by deleting from Section 950-201E the phrase "with a continuous rated output power not exceeding 500 watts and weighing not more than 120 kilograms unladen" and inserting the phrase "or other similar vehicle, "after the phrase "cargo power-assisted bicycle"; and

 

g. by inserting a new Section B.1 in Section 950-1200 as follows:

 

"B.1     Unless at the time of the contravention the bicycle, cargo power-assisted bicycle, or other similar vehicle was in the possession of another person without the bicycle, cargo power-assisted bicycle, or other similar vehicle owner's consent, if a bicycle, cargo power-assisted bicycle, or other similar vehicle has been left in contravention of Section 950-201B, the bicycle, cargo power-assisted bicycle, or other similar vehicle owner shall, upon issuance of a penalty notice, be liable to an administrative penalty."

 

5. City Council establish the new offences as set out in Part 4d above and set an associated penalty amount of $150.00 for offences in 950-201B; and amend Schedule A, Table 10: Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking, in City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 610, Penalties, Administration of, in numerical order, generally as follows:

 

Addition to Schedule A, Table 10 - Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking:

 

Column 1

Designated Part of Chapter

Column 2

Short Form Wording

Column 3

Penalty Amount

Section 950-201B

Leave (bicycle/cargo power-assisted bicycle/similar vehicle) on highway

$150.00

 

6. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make application to the Province of Ontario, Ministry of the Attorney General, and/or Regional Senior Justice to revise any established set fines/set fine short form wording or establish any new set fines under the Provincial Offences Act, as necessary, as may be identified by the City Solicitor or the General Manager, Transportation Services, in order to give effect to Parts 1, 4 and 5, above, and that the City Solicitor in consultation with the appropriate City staff, determine the amount of the set fine to be requested.

 

7. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to negotiate, enter into, and execute a letter of agreement, where possible, with potential participants of the O.Reg 141/21 Pilot Project - Cargo Power-Assisted Bicycles that weigh more than 120 kilograms unladen to secure their respective commitments and obligations to deliver the pilot project generally in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in the report (November 18, 2021) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, and upon such additional terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services, and in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor.

 

8. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary bills to give effect to City Council's decision and City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make any necessary clarifications, refinements, minor modifications, technical amendments, or by-law amendments as may be identified by the City Solicitor or General Manager, Transportation Services, in order to give effect to Parts 1 to 7, inclusive, above.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee:

 

1. Requested the General Manager, Transportation Services, and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to report back on developing policies and plans to require new and existing multi-unit residential and apartment buildings, with above and below ground parking garages, to provide parking for electric and non-electric cycles including cargo cycles, to be constructed in line with the updated bicycle parking guidelines, and to report back to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee in early 2022.

Origin

(November 18, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

Demand for e-commerce deliveries has sharply risen - leading to more emissions and traffic congestion. Cyclelogistics is the use of bicycles to deliver goods which has the potential to reduce operational costs, emissions and congestion, as well as contribute to road safety by replacing vans and trucks. In June 2021, City Council adopted by-laws to partially opt-in to the Province's pilot project by allowing cargo e-bikes, weighing not more than 120 kilograms unladen, on streets, bike lanes and cycle tracks. A report on a pilot project for larger cargo e-bikes weighing over 120 kilograms unladen was requested for the fourth quarter of 2021.

 

This report recommends amending by-laws to further opt-in to a provincial pilot that runs until March 1, 2026. The pilot will allow large cargo e-bikes over 120 kilograms unladen to operate on roads, bike lanes and cycle tracks, and to be able to park like other commercial vehicles, including in designated on-street commercial loading zones and delivery vehicle parking zones. It also recommends authorizing the General Manager, Transportation Services, to develop and implement agreements with large cargo e-bike participants to ensure safety and data collection. The proposed approach largely follows New York City's cargo e-bike pilot which was a successful pilot that is now being made permanent.

 

Since June 2021, City staff have consulted with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders on large cargo e-bike regulations. Based on consultations and research, there is overall positive feedback on the potential of large cargo e-bike pilot projects in terms of improving operational efficiencies and achieving environmental objectives. City staff expect that the roll-out at the early stages of the pilot will be small scale (example: 20 to 40 cargo e-bikes), similar to other Canadian cities, and will involve about 4 to 5 companies, with each company starting out with only a few cargo e-bikes to test them. Barriers to the uptake of cargo e-bikes include the high cost of cargo e-bikes, and the lack of locations for storage and distribution to support a fleet of them. The pilot project will be monitored and an evaluation report is proposed to be made public annually.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 18, 2021) Report and Attachment 1 from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Cargo E-Bike Pilot
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173616.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Tim Ellis, Board Member, Mimico Residents Association (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141690.pdf
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Arturo MP (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Ry Shissler, submitting a letter from Keagan Gartz, Executive Director, Cycle Toronto (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141893.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Rachel Wang (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Darnel Harris, Executive Director, Our Greenway Conservancy (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142055.pdf

IE26.12 - Automated Micro-Utility Devices - Accessibility Feedback

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
Communications have been submitted on this Item.

First Item of business on Friday, December 17th

Bill 1014 has been submitted on this Item.

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council prohibit the use of automated micro-utility devices on sidewalks and cycle tracks, prohibit the parking, storing, or leaving of automated micro-utility devices on highways or sidewalks, and prohibit the stopping of automated micro-utility devices in a cycle track.

 

2. City Council amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 886, Footpaths, Pedestrian Ways, Bicycle Paths, Bicycle Lanes and Cycle Tracks, as follows:


 a. to insert in Section 886-1B in alphabetical order a new definition of micro-utility device as follows:

 

"i.  MICRO-UTILITY DEVICE   - Any device that:


1. operates using any kind of power other than solely muscular power;


2. is automated or remotely controlled;


3. transports itself and/or conducts tasks including transporting goods or cargo, but not passengers.";

 

b. to insert a new Section C in Section 886-15 as follows:


"i. despite anything in this chapter to the contrary, no person shall operate or stop a micro-utility device in a cycle track."

 

2. City Council amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking, as follows:

 

a. to insert in Section 950-101B in alphabetical order a new definition of micro-utility device as follows:


 "i.  MICRO-UTILITY DEVICE   - Any device that:

 

1. operates using any kind of power other than solely muscular power;


2. is automated or remotely controlled;


3. transports itself and/or conducts tasks including transporting goods or cargo, but not passengers.";

 

b. to insert a new Section 950-203 as follows:

 

"i.  Section 950-203.  Regulation for Micro-Utility Device.


ii. No person shall operate a micro-utility device on a sidewalk.


iii.  No person shall park, store or leave a micro-utility device on a highway or sidewalk."

 

4. City Council establish new offences and establish new associated penalties and amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 610, Penalties, Administration of, as follows:

 

a. addition to Schedule A, Table 4: Chapter 886, Footpaths, Pedestrian Ways, Bicycle Paths, Bicycle Lanes and Cycle Tracks, which is commensurate with the fine amount for Section 886-15B stopping a vehicle other than a bicycle in a cycle track:

 

Column 1

Designated Part of Chapter

Column 2

Short Form Wording

Column 3

Penalty Amount

Section 886-15C

Stop Micro-utility Device in Cycle Track

$150.00

 

 

b. addition to Schedule A, Table 10: Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking, which is commensurate with the fine amount for Section 950-400B(1) stopping a vehicle on/over a sidewalk/footpath:

 

Column 1

Designated Part of Chapter

Column 2

Short Form Wording

Column 3

Penalty Amount

Section 950-203B

Park – Micro-utility Device on (Highway/Sidewalk)

$150.00

Section 950-203B

Store – Micro-utility Device on (Highway/Sidewalk)

$150.00

Section 950-203B

Leave – Micro-utility Device on (Highway/Sidewalk)

$150.00

 

5. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary bills to give effect to City Council's decision and City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make any necessary clarifications, refinements, minor modifications, technical amendments, or by-law amendments as may be identified by the City Solicitor or General Manager, Transportation Services, in order to give effect to Parts 1 to 3, inclusive, above and the reasonable operation of the prohibitions against micro-utility devices.

Origin

(November 15, 2021) Letter from the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee

Summary

An introduction to automated micro-utility devices will be presented by Ryan Lanyon, Manager, Strategic Policy and Innovation, Transportation Services, including a proposed provincial pilot project to test such devices off-road on sidewalks, paths or trails.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 15, 2021) Letter from the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee on Automated Micro-Utility Devices - Accessibility Feedback
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173546.pdf
(November 15, 2021) Presentation from the Manager, Strategic Policy and Innovation, Transportation Services Division on Automated Micro-Utility Devices
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173547.pdf

Speakers

Shane O'Herlihy

Communications (Committee)

(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Tim Ellis, Board Member, Mimico Residents Association (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141691.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(December 3, 2021) E-mail from George Bell (CC.Main)
(December 13, 2021) Letter from Frank Naccarato, President, Quantum Robotic Systems Inc. (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142497.pdf
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Tina Keshav (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Bob Vaez, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, EventMobi (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142499.pdf
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Julia Chelaru (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Abid Ladhani (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2021) E-mail from Alexander Cui (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Jesse Lau (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from David Albert (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2021) E-mail from Ryan Ehrlich (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2021) E-mail from Alexander Norman (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Lucia Annunziata (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Arda Erturk (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2021) E-mail from Frank Naccarato, President, Quantum Robotic Systems Inc. (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142566.pdf
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Frank Naccarato (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) Submission from Nikita Drakokhrust, Senior Consultant, Loyalist Public Affairs on behalf of Tiny Mile (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142600.pdf
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Hector Catre (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) Letter from Jan De Silva, President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Region Board of Trade (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142573.pdf
(December 13, 2021) Letter from Austin Spademan, ABC Resident Association Board Member (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142609.pdf
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Scott Harrington (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Atena Keshavarzian (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Mark Treleaven (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Ben Carroll (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Ian Bennett (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Graham Takata (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Yaron Vorona (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Jordy Koski (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Thomas Lillo (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Adam Day (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Chelo Duenas (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Christine Simone, Co-Founder, Caribou (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142711.pdf
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Prem Kalevar (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Sasha Main (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Justin Godard (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Rose Naccarato (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Grace Du (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Martyna (CC.New)
(December 15, 2021) E-mail from Ron Van Holst (CC.New)
(December 15, 2021) E-mail from Raymond Lee (CC.New)
(December 15, 2021) E-mail from Vishu RK (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Adam Weinstein (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Thomas Lillo (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Kate Crabb (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Alex Alksne (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Ian Markauskas (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Claire Dunn (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Catharine Doncaster (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Linas Surplys (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Luisa San Martin (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Solina Bradshaw (CC.New)
(December 15, 2021) E-mail from Fred Wu (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Ali Noormahamud (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Dmitry Shevelenko, Co-Founder, Tortoise (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142819.pdf
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Bill Schultz (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Jake Crow (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Manit Ginoya (CC.New)
(December 15, 2021) E-mail from Chelsey Colbert (CC.New)
(December 10, 2021) Letter from Leonard Baker, President and Chief Executive Officer, March of Dimes Canada (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142828.pdf
(December 15, 2021) E-mail from Suleman (CC.New)
(December 15, 2021) Letter from Professor Alex Mihailidis, Scientific Director, AGE-WELL NCE Inc. and Hallie Siegel, Assoc. Director, Strategy, University of Toronto Robotics Institute (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142833.pdf
(December 15, 2021) E-mail from Oshoma Momoh (CC.New)
(December 15, 2021) E-mail from Terry Ng (CC.New)
(December 15, 2021) E-mail from Adam Weinstein (CC.New)
(December 16, 2021) Petition from Ignacio Tartavull, Chief Executive Officer, Tiny Mile (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142887.pdf
(December 16, 2021) E-mail from Frank Naccarato, President, Quantum Robotic Systems Inc. (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142889.pdf
(December 16, 2021) Letter from Brandon Orr, The Municipal Infrastructure Group (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142890.pdf
(December 16, 2021) E-mail from Felipe Torres Vanin (CC.New)
(December 16, 2021) E-mail from Taylor Duwyn (CC.New)
(December 16, 2021) E-mail from Leanne Burkholder (CC.New)
(December 16, 2021) E-mail from Sara Urbanowicz (CC.New)
(December 16, 2021) E-mail from Raymond Lee (CC.New)
(December 16, 2021) E-mail from Ricardo Antonio Rambal Fattori (CC.New)
(December 16, 2021) E-mail from Maria Tassou (CC.New)
(December 16, 2021) E-mail from Kelly Faria (CC.New)
(December 16, 2021) E-mail from Motaz Al-Ashhab (CC.New)
(December 16, 2021) E-mail from Hamza Khan (CC.New)
(December 16, 2021) E-mail from Micha Laforest (CC.New)
(December 16, 2021) E-mail from Cody Deas (CC.New)
(December 16, 2021) E-mail from Steve (CC.New)
(December 16, 2021) E-mail from Roozbeh Roostaei (CC.New)
(December 17, 2021) E-mail from Eyad Abdalla (CC.New)
(December 17, 2021) E-mail from Sepandar Sepehr (CC.New)
(December 17, 2021) E-mail from Yasear Saad (CC.New)
(December 17, 2021) E-mail from Ali Jahani (CC.New)
(December 17, 2021) E-mail from Liam Smolenaars (CC.New)
(December 17, 2021) E-mail from George Kralidis (CC.New)

12a - Automated Micro-Utility Device Oversight and Regulations

Origin

(November 15, 2021) Letter from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Chair, Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee

Summary

On September 29, 2021, the Ministry of Transportation posted a proposal on automated micro-utility devices soliciting feedback by November 15, 2021, on a regulatory framework for a provincial pilot project under the Highway Traffic Act. This pilot would allow remote-controlled micro-utility devices, including automated personal delivery devices, for use primarily off-road in places such as sidewalks in Ontario municipalities. This proposal broadly covers devices that will not be defined as a motor vehicle in Ontario, are task-oriented, and operated to primarily provide services such as the delivery of goods and not passengers, and for operation primarily off-road on sidewalks. In addition, Ministry of Transportation has proposed the following for the device/vehicle:

 

- No height limit, a 125 kilogram maximum weight, and a 74 centimetre maximum width for all micro-utility devices, except automated snow plows which have no proposed weight and dimension restrictions;


- A 10 kilometre per hour maximum speed on sidewalks and a 20 kilometre per hour maximum speed on shoulders of roads or bike lanes;


- A municipal opt-in and collision reporting regime, with authority to set by-laws and limit operations;


- Mandatory operator oversight, capable of creating a safe stop;


- Mandatory audible signals to alert those nearby;


- A requirement for reflectors and lights, with lights to be lit if operated between sunset and sunrise;


- A requirement for micro-utility devices to be equipped with brakes;


- Prohibiting the carrying of controlled substances and dangerous goods that require a federal placard;


- General liability insurance, good working order, and secured loads requirements;
- A requirement to yield to pedestrians (no details on how);


- requirement for an operator name, contact, and unique device number to be displayed on the exterior of the micro-utility devices.

 

Transportation staff are reviewing this issue and have submitted comments to the Province after receiving feedback from the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee at its meeting on November 15, 2021. Members of Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee , as well as deputants, shared their lived experiences and pressed that it is our responsibility as a municipality under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act that we work to remove barriers faced by people living with disabilities. This pilot would be yet another dangerous hazard in the public realm for anyone with low mobility, low vision, or using a mobility device as well as children and senior residents.  Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee unanimously adopted a motion recommending that City Council prohibit the use of, and parking, storing or leaving of micro-utility devices on sidewalks and cycle tracks. Such devices are already prohibited on footpaths, pedestrian ways, and bike lanes, and similar clarity is required for sidewalks and cycle tracks.

 

It is critical that the City of Toronto develop the necessary policies and clarity to ensure the prohibition and enforcement of automated micro-utility devices, reinforcing the City’s commitment to accessibility and Vision Zero Road Safety.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 15, 2021) Letter from Councillor Kristyn-Wong-Tam, Chair, Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee on Automated Micro-Utility Device Oversight and Regulations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173441.pdf

IE26.14 - Missing Link Sidewalk Program - Dwight Avenue Sidewalk Installation

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
3 - Etobicoke - Lakeshore
Attention
Communications have been submitted on this Item.

Third Item of business on Friday, December 17th, to be considered with Item IE26.6

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to continue with the planned construction of a new sidewalk on the west side of Dwight Avenue from Birmingham Street to Maple Boulevard.

Origin

(November 18, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

Provision of safe, comfortable and accessible sidewalks on all public streets is a fundamental objective of the Vision Zero 2.0 Road Safety Plan. Sidewalks support safety, accessibility, affordable transportation, physical activity, safe routes to school, aging in place and sustainable growth. Through the Missing Links Sidewalk Installation Program, Transportation Services reviews opportunities to install sidewalks on all roadway classifications through bundling with other state-of-good-repair work, as well as stand-alone delivery.

 

Dwight Avenue is classified as a collector road. City policy calls for sidewalks on both sides of collector roads. In 2016, Transportation Services received a request from the Toronto District School Board to install a sidewalk on the west side of Dwight Avenue adjacent to Second Street Jr. Middle School.

 

A sidewalk on the west side of Dwight Avenue adjacent to the school was programmed for construction in 2021 based on opportunity for the work to bundled with adjacent state-of-good-repair work on Birmingham Street, Murrie Street, and Herman Street.  While options to minimize impact on trees were considered as part of the design process, a total of 12 trees need to be removed to construct the sidewalk.

 

In October 2021, City Council directed the General Manager, Transportation Services to halt this project and report back to the December 2, 2021 Infrastructure and Environment Committee meeting on the feasibility of narrowing Dwight Avenue to accommodate the proposed new sidewalk and save the existing trees. This report provides information in response to that request.

 

This sidewalk provides an essential missing link in the sidewalk network and is adjacent to a school. Transportation Services recommends proceeding with the sidewalk installation and tree removal based on the current design and enhanced replanting plan that is proposed which includes 17 trees to be replanted in this location to continue growing Toronto’s tree canopy.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 18, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Missing Link Sidewalk Program - Dwight Avenue Sidewalk Installation
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173527.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Melinda Frank (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Martin Ritchie (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Kasia Kogut (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Robyn Parashyniak (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Holly Boyne (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Ann Botelho (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Dr. Roberto Botelho, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biology, Ryerson University (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141763.pdf
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Jennifer Da Silva (IE.Supp)
(December 26, 2021) E-mail from W.R Thuma (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Arturo MP (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Anne-Marie Klein (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Kristina Boon (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Stasia Hrynyk (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Stephen Ford (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Jodi Moran (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) Letter from Meredith Heinrich (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) Letter from Alexander Satel (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) Letter from Jack Gibbons (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Vanessa Keall-Vejar (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Rita Di Cesare, Oleksa Slywynsky, and Luuk Slywynsky (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Melodie Barnett (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Caroline Van Haeften (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Vasundhara Sharma (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Kate Morawetz (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Charlotte Sheasby-Coleman (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Catherine Woodward (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Chloe Macrae (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Jessica Smith (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Natasha Mistry (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Bonnie O'Brien (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Melodie Barnett (IE.Supp)

Communications (City Council)

(December 3, 2021) E-mail from Daina Koly (CC.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Jessica Silva (CC.Main)
(December 10, 2021) E-mail from Rita Di Cesare, Oleksa Slywynsky and Luuk Slywynsky (CC.Main)
(December 12, 2021) E-mail from Donald Elrick (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2021) E-mail from Sheila Carmichael (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2021) E-mail from Jason Hewitt (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2021) E-mail from Joanne Yano (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Meredith Heinrich (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Melodie Barnett (CC.Supp)
(December 11, 2021) E-mail from Candice Smith (CC.Supp)
(December 10, 2021) E-mail from Chloe Macrae (CC.Supp)
(December 11, 2021) E-mail from Tanya Cross (CC.Supp)
(December 11, 2021) E-mail from Ron, Ann Marie and Chumly (CC.Supp)
(December 10, 2021) E-mail from Jennifer Scott (CC.Supp)
(December 10, 2021) E-mail from Oleksa Slywynskyj (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Elizabeth Harte (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Nicole Mallette (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Peggy Irwin (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Andrea Poorter (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Christina Murie (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Donna Struk (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Kristina Boon (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Alison Gadsby (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Justin Godard (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) Submission from Jodi Moran, including a petition signed by 1161 people (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Pamela Gough (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Rena Sherring (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) Letter from Judy Gibson, Vice Chair, Long Branch Neighbourhood Association, and Chair, Tree Canopy Preservation and Enhancement Committee (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142755.pdf
(December 15, 2021) E-mail from Jackie Goodman (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Bradley Jones (CC.New)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Donna Sellers (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Jodi Moran (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142787.pdf
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Natasha Mistry (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) Letter from Starr Smith, Chair, and Patricia Austin, Co-Chair, META (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142789.pdf
(December 15, 2021) E-mail from Martin Ritchie (CC.New)
(December 15, 2021) Letter from Alexander Satel (CC.New)
(December 16, 2021) E-mail from Jasmine Baird-Denham (CC.New)
(December 16, 2021) E-mail from Judith Rutledge (CC.New)
(December 17, 2021) E-mail from Eric Code (CC.New)

IE26.15 - Update on Pedestrian Scale Street Lighting

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to undertake an assessment of the general condition of existing pedestrian scale lighting assets and to include funding for staff oversight and third party consulting costs of $1.0 Million within the 2022 Operating Budget submission for Transportation Services.

 

2. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to negotiate the necessary amendments to the existing Street and Expressway Lighting Agreement with Toronto Hydro to include lighting styles, any required lighting asset standards, and any related funding impacts.

 

3. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to report back on the comprehensive state-of-good-repair plan for existing pedestrian scale lighting and ten year plan for new pedestrian scale lighting as part of the 2023 Budget process.

Origin

(November 18, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the Infrastructure and Environment Committee with information as requested, pertaining to the City's existing street lighting service agreement with Toronto Hydro Corporation, addressing street lighting standards, accessibility and safety specifically in the context of pedestrian scale lighting.

 

This report provides a strategy to address the concerns raised for adding and replacing pedestrian-scale lighting where the sidewalks are dark at night and require additional lighting and for adding new lighting standards.

 

It is anticipated that any changes proposed may require amendments to the existing Street and Expressway Lighting Agreement with Toronto Hydro.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 18, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Update on Pedestrian Scale Street Lighting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173621.pdf

Speakers

Tony Farebrother, Toronto Island Community Association
Jamie Smith , Toronto Island Community Association

Communications (Committee)

(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Tony Farebrother (IE.Supp)

IE26.16 - TransformTO - Critical Steps for Net Zero by 2040

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
The Interim Director, Environment and Energy has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (IE26.16a with recommendations).

Communications have been submitted on this Item.

Mayor's first Key Matter and first Item of business on Wednesday, December 15th


This item will be considered with EX28.1 - Toronto Hydro Climate Action Plan and Next Steps

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council endorse the targets and actions outlined in Attachment B to the report (December 2, 2021) from the Interim Director, Environment and Energy, titled "TransformTO Net Zero Strategy".

 

2. City Council approve the following community-wide greenhouse gas reduction targets:

 

a. 45 percent reduction in community-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 2025, from 1990 levels; and

 

b. net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040.

 

3. City Council direct the Director, Environment and Energy to report back:

 

a. in the second quarter of 2025, with a status update on progress in meeting the City of Toronto's 2030 corporate and community-wide greenhouse gas reduction targets, as outlined in Recommendation 2 above and Attachment B to the report (December 2, 2021) from the Interim Director, Environment and Energy, titled "TransformTO Net Zero Strategy";

 

b. in the second quarter of 2025, with a four year implementation plan for 2026-2030 on any additional actions and authorities required to achieve the City of Toronto's 2030 greenhouse gas reduction target; and

 

c. annually on emission reductions achieved for community-wide greenhouse gas reduction targets, and the 2025, and 2030 goal.

 

4. City Council direct the City Manager, in consultation with all appropriate City divisions heads, including the City Solicitor, or their designates, to develop and implement a plan that outlines how to refer to TransformTO Net Zero Strategy goals and targets as and where appropriate in all relevant:

 

a. submissions that the City of Toronto makes or the City of Toronto staff make in federal and provincial public comment processes; and

 

b. filings that the City of Toronto makes in proceedings before Federal and Provincial regulatory bodies, administrative tribunals and courts.

 

5. City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, or their designate, until December 31, 2030, to negotiate and enter into agreements, as may be required, to support the implementation of the City Council-adopted recommendations presented in the TransformTO Net Zero Strategy, dated December 2, 2021 with non-profit, public, and private sector organizations to: 

 

a. collaborate on projects or initiatives;

 

b. provide in-kind and / or financial support from the approved Environment and Energy Division budget on projects or initiatives; and/or

 

c. receive funding,

 

on terms and conditions acceptable to the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, in consultation with the Director, Environment and Energy, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

6. City Council authorize the Deputy City Managers to negotiate and enter into non-competitive agreements, including those with a value exceeding $500,000 for which City Council approval would normally be required under City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 195 (Purchasing) with companies that have won Climate Champion status through the MaRS Discovery District's Mission from MaRS Climate Impact Challenge, on the following conditions:

 

a. that the provision of goods or services from the company will assist the City to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and is aligned with the City's Net Zero Strategy;

 

b. that any agreement is within the budget of the respective division within the Deputy City Manager's Service Area;

 

c.  that the agreement is on such terms and conditions satisfactory to the Deputy City Manager; and

 

d.  that the agreement is in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

7. City Council direct that the Chief Procurement Officer report, as part of the annual Controller's report, on any non-competitive agreement that the Deputy City Managers enter into with companies that have won Climate Champion status through the MaRS Discovery District's Mission from MaRS Climate Impact Challenge.

 

8. City Council authorize the City Solicitor, in consultation with the City Clerk, to submit a Bill to Council to codify the currently Council-adopted targets, strategies, policies, programs and initiatives pertaining to green energy and climate change, in the first instance from this report, as additional articles in Chapter 669 of the City of Toronto Municipal Code, as and where appropriate.

 

9. City Council direct the City Manager and Deputy City Managers, in consultation with the Director, Environment and Energy to report back by the first quarter of 2023 on:

 

a. what aspects of existing City programs and / or by-laws aimed at reducing natural gas use in new and existing buildings need to be strengthened or accelerated; and

 

b. what additional programs and / or by-laws aimed at reducing natural gas use in new and existing buildings need to be developed and implemented,

 

in order to achieve the greenhouse gas emission reduction targets as outlined in Recommendation 2 above and Attachment B to the report (December 2, 2021) from the Interim Director, Environment and Energy, titled "TransformTO Net Zero Strategy".

 

10. City Council direct the Director, Environment and Energy, in consultation with the Controller, the Director, Accounting Services, the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and other appropriate City Divisions, to prepare financial options and other incentives that the City could provide to encourage uptake of personal electric vehicles and disincentives to discourage use of fossil-fueled personal vehicles within the City of Toronto boundaries and report back through the 2023 budget where feasible and subsequent budget years if implementation in the 2023 budget is not feasible.

 

11. City Council direct the Director, Environment and Energy in consultation with the Controller, the Director, Accounting Services, the Chief Planner, and Executive Director, City Planning, the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Buildings, and other appropriate City Divisions, and with Toronto Hydro, and to report back in the first quarter of 2023 on options for additional financial incentives, disincentives and other mechanisms to further encourage deep retrofits of existing buildings.

 

12. City Council direct the Director, Environment and Energy and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to report back in the fourth quarter of 2022 on design and implementation options for a Toronto Carbon Budget and associated key performance metrics, which align with the City's financial budgets, to manage corporate and community greenhouse gas emissions, within an absolute limit that aligns with the City’s 2025, 2030, and 2040 emissions reduction targets, and make clear the implications of the limits for the City's financial budgets, the 2024 budget cycle.

 

13. City Council request the Government of Ontario and Provincial agencies and corporations to:

 

a. develop and implement new or amend existing legislation, regulations, policies and / or programs in order to prioritize:

 

1. demand response and conservation as sources of electricity generation in Independent Electricity System Operator generation selection; and

 

2. increase the share of renewable electricity generated on the provincial electricity grid;

 

b. implement legislation, regulations, policies/or programs to encourage the transition to electric vehicles, including:

 

1. financial incentives for new and used Electric Vehicles;

 

2. financial incentives for home, workplace and fleet Electric Vehicles charging infrastructure;

 

3. establish a provincial sales mandate for Zero Emission Vehicles ("Zero Emission Vehicles" are battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles) that meets or exceeds any federal sales mandate for Zero Emission Vehicles:

 

4. support and encourage Electric Vehicles-ready new construction;

 

5. funding for publicly-accessible Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure, including for bi-directional chargers;

 

6. maintain existing benefits for Electric Vehicle drivers (e.g. High Occupancy Vehicle lane access on provincial highways); and

 

7. add financial incentives for purchasing all bikes, e-bikes and other non-carbon vehicles that are approved for use on City of Toronto road ways and cycling infrastructure; and

 

c. require all new and replacement equipment for building heating systems to be greater than 100 per cent efficiency.

 

14. City Council request the Government of Canada and Federal agencies and corporations to:

 

a. create and enforce a national clean electricity standard to ensure decarbonization of the electricity grid as soon as possible;

 

b. ensure all new and replacement equipment for building heating systems be greater than 100 percent efficient as soon as possible;

 

c. implement new and maintain existing financial incentives to encourage the transition to electric vehicles, including:

 

1. maintain purchase incentives for new electric vehicles and providing purchase incentives for used electric vehicles;

 

2. provide financial incentives for home, workplace and fleet electric vehicle charging infrastructure; and

 

3. provide funding to provinces and municipalities for public electric vehicle charging infrastructure, including for bi-directional chargers;

 

d. create and fund a national workforce and skills development strategy to enable a just net-zero transition;

 

e. conduct a strategic review of international and national supply chain requirements and issues to ensure that municipalities have sufficient access to all goods and services necessary to enable a transition to the net zero emission economy;

 

f. provide mechanisms and tools to lower the risk to lenders or similar entities involved with financing projects that enable decarbonization at scale; and

 

g. explore the creation of new crown corporations to manufacture and / or bulk purchase heat pumps, net zero hot water heaters, solar panels, renewable energy technologies, and electric vehicles.

 

15. City Council direct the Director, Environment and Energy, in coordination with Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management, to identify ways that the City can support the reduction of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with food the City of Toronto procures, in alignment with the City's Cool Food Pledge and the C40 Good Food Cities Declaration, and to report back in the second quarter of 2023 on the status of corporate food-related emissions and recommended actions for the TransformTO 2026-2030 short-term action plan, including a goal to maximize local, organic and fair trade food procurement.

 

16. City Council direct the City Manager to explore the establishment of municipally owned corporations (modeled after the successful district energy system Enwave) for the purpose of manufacturing, installing, bulk purchasing, distributing and installing heat pumps, hot water heaters, renewable energy technologies, district energy systems, and electric vehicles.

 

17. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to ensure the Official Plan, Zoning Bylaws, and planning policies and various Planning guidelines support the recommendations in the Net Zero Strategy, including to discourage vehicle trips, enhance building energy efficiency, to reduce embedded carbon during construction, and to encourage active transportation and transit for short trips.

 

18. City Council express its support for a ban on two-stroke engine leaf blowers, lawnmowers and other small engine equipment and vehicles and request the Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards report back on the implementation of a ban as part of the noise update report in 2022.

 

19. City Council request the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services, in consultation with the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, to report back in first quarter 2023 with recommendations on the process and staffing changes required to have complete street designs considered for every major road rehabilitation project, including the necessary annual Key Performance Indicators to monitor progress.

 

20. City Council use its considerable influence as an OMERS employer sponsor and seat on the OMERS’ Administration Corporation, to request that OMERS considers the City of Toronto’s Net Zero strategy in its investment decisions and climate commitments, with a goal of limiting the global average temperature increase to 1.5˚ Celsius, including a plan to phase out investments in coal, oil, gas and pipelines, and consider alternatives putting a screen on new fossil fuel investments.

 

21. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Chief Building Official to report back in 2022 on the feasibility of implementing emissions performance standards or incentives for existing buildings using the City’s existing authorities, for implementation in 2023 or specific recommendations for any regulatory or legislative changes needed to enable implementation of emissions performance standards and on use of the permit process to ensure or encourage existing building HVAC and hot water replacement with 100 percent efficient equipment by 2028 and all additions and renovations to meet higher energy efficiency standards.

 

22. City Council request the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to consider strengthening the requirements in the Ontario Building Code for increased energy efficiency improvements at the time of renovation.


23. City Council request the Director, Environment and Energy to develop a plan to provide financing support for low carbon thermal energy systems, potentially including the use of Local Improvement Charges or other financial mechanisms, as well as mandatory connections or connection ready and low temperature HVAC design guidelines and standards for new buildings and report back in 2023 with implementation in 2024.

 

24. City Council request the Interim Director, Environment and Energy to provide a clear definition of low carbon thermal energy sources in order to enable monitoring of progress against the target at their next annual report on the status of TransformTO.

 

25. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to set a goal of Net Zero for 2030 for vehicles-for-hire, and to align the plans for vehicle electrification and emissions reduction to achieve this goal.

 

26. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director City Planning, report back on a requirement for all gas stations to provide mandatory Electric Vehicle charging.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee:

 

1. Referred the following motions to the Director, Environment and Energy, for review in collaboration with relevant divisions and interested City Councillors, and report directly to City Council at its meeting on December 15 and 16, 2021:

 

1. City Council endorse the targets and actions outlined in Attachment B, titled "TransformTO Net Zero Strategy" to the report (December 2, 2021) from the Director, Environment and Energy with the following additional instructions:

 

a. request City Planning advance the schedule for implementing versions five and six of the Toronto Green Standard by one year each, such that V5 applies in 2025 and V6 applies in 2028 and explore stronger incentives for the current tier 2 and tier 3;


b. request City Planning, as part of the review of embedded carbon in buildings, implement policies to encourage use of low-carbon intensive materials to build buildings;


c. request the Director, Environment and Energy and Chief Planner work with other divisions as needed to require all new buildings to be connected to district renewable thermal energy systems or to be connection ready;


d. request the Director, Environment and Energy to set goals of no new expansion of energy systems which produce carbon and report back in 2023 with actions to be implemented to support this endeavour;


e. request the General Manager, Transportation Services accelerate the capital budget schedule for redesign of roadways as part of the bike plan;


f. request the Toronto Transit Commission to accelerate their green fleet plan and to ensure all new bus purchases are low carbon in 2022 instead of 2025;


g. support resident-led climate action and engagement by dedicating an action area to supporting community hubs, community centres, neighbourhood pods and other local support networks, as key social and physical infrastructure for strengthening community climate engagement and resilience;


h. establish a Climate Advisory Group that centres the voices of equity-deserving groups, and includes youth, civil society organizations, labour and workers' rights organizations, and academia, and will:


1. work with Indigenous rights holders and urban Indigenous communities to share knowledge and learnings to inform climate action; and


2. resource the Climate Advisory Group to meet regularly and publish an annual independent accountability report to review the City’s progress on the TransformTO Net Zero Strategy, possibly with support from the Auditor General or other resources;


i. ensure an independent peer review of the climate lens to ensure the criteria is agreed upon through the engagement of climate advocacy groups, experts and academics - to ensure robust criteria are used in the development/application of the climate lens;


j. ensure the risk of reserves and other investments follow the strictest protocols for Environmental, Social & Governance investing and climate risk;


k. ensure TCHC buildings are included in Corporate Real Estate Management’s Net Zero carbon plan; and


l. ensure that, as of 2023, any new equipment being installed in a city facility must contribute to net zero and all new buildings be designed and built to net zero.

 

2. That the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services report on the feasibility of creating a Climate Change Corps to support the goals and objectives of the Transform TO Net Zero Strategy. Staff should engage organizations like the Carpenters Union local 27 and the Community Benefits Network in helping to create the Climate Change Corps.

 

Infrastructure and Environment Committee considered items IE26.16 and IE26.18 together.

Origin

(November 19, 2021) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services

Summary

The climate crisis grows more urgent every year. The window to make significant and lasting change is disappearing.  Action must happen immediately and it must be at the necessary scale required to respond to this crisis.     

 

In 2017, TransformTO was unanimously approved by City Council demonstrating Toronto’s commitment to a global call for action to limit global temperature rise in line with international goals. Since 2017, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has shown that to limit global temperature rise to below 1.5 degrees Celsius, cities globally need to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and halve global emissions by 2030.

 

City Council’s 2019 declaration of a global climate emergency shifts Toronto’s focus to align with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's recommended pathway - net zero by 2050 or sooner.

 

This Report recommends that Toronto adopt a new net zero by 2040 goal.  By doing so, Toronto will ensure alignment with the 2030 trajectory to meet the necessary scientific-based commitments to keep the planet's temperature habitable.

 

Technical modelling of Toronto's net zero pathway shows us that in order to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner, Toronto must first be on the correct trajectory for achieving its 2030 City Council adopted goal of 65 per cent emissions reduction from 1990 levels. Without aligning our action and implementation to that steeper trajectory, net zero by 2040 or 2050 will be out of reach.

 

The City is taking action to tackle Toronto's emissions through established programs and major policy achievement such as the Net Zero Existing Building Strategy, Net Zero Carbon Plan for City-owned buildings, an update to the Toronto Green Standard, the Electric Vehicle Strategy, advancing the City's Cycling Plan, and greening City and Toronto Transit Commission fleets. Steady progress has been made to reduce emissions in recent years and community-wide greenhouse gas emissions have decreased since 1990. Toronto is on track to achieve its 2020 greenhouse gas emissions target of a 30 per cent reduction from 1990 levels.  Despite population growth, community-wide emissions continue to decline while Toronto's gross domestic product rises. The decrease in greenhouse gas emissions in recent years can be attributed to a less carbon intensive electricity grid and lower transportation emissions from gasoline and diesel fuels. 

 

Toronto's current 2019 greenhouse gas inventory shows that our emissions are currently tracking on the trajectory of an 80 per cent reduction by 2050, from 1990 levels, however, emissions have not decreased fast enough in recent years.  Data shows that acting incrementally will not be enough to put us on the net zero trajectory. Rapid action to scale up existing programs, additional authorities for the City of Toronto (City) to implement nimbly and effectively, significant levels of investment and coordinated action with other levels of government will be needed to match City Council's ambition.

 

TransformTO Net Zero Framework:

 

The TransformTO: Critical Steps for Net Zero by 2040 Report approach is presented in the following parts:

 

- This staff report outlines the rationale, roles and opportunities needed for successful delivery on climate action, and presents an overview of the actions the City will take to reach the 2030 interim targets;


- Attachment A is the TransformTO Net Zero Strategy Short-Term Implementation Plan 2022 to 2025;


- Attachment B is the TransformTO Net Zero Strategy, which includes the rationale behind the net zero pathway and opportunities needed to successfully reach the net zero target;


- Attachment C is the TransformTO Net Zero Framework Technical Report, which provides details on the pathway and specific actions that can be taken by the City, other governments, residents, and businesses;


- Attachment D provides highlights of Toronto's programs that are reducing emissions;


- Attachment E provides a summary of public and stakeholder consultations from 2018 to 2021 that have supported the development of this strategy and actions; and


- Attachment F responds to a City Council request on the impact of small engine law and garden equipment.
 

Achieving net zero is not simply a technology solution. The combination of attentive urban design, city planning, active transportation, and transit systems, changes in consumptive behaviour and supportive net zero consumer choices, will all need to work in step to cumulatively increase the efficiencies of corresponding urban systems.

 

No municipal government has the legislative tools or fiscal capacity to achieve ambitious targets on its own. Reaching net zero by 2040 will require additional authority or action from other levels of government, the private sector, and resident action. For example, the City of Toronto does not regulate electric vehicle sales targets, but the City can enable uptake through providing charging infrastructure. Similarly, implementation of the Existing Buildings Strategy to retrofit homes and buildings will require additional legal authority to set performance standards from the provincial government.

 

The Net Zero Strategy presents a set of 2030 interim targets for community-wide emissions as well as City of Toronto corporate targets to demonstrate leadership by example. These targets are designed to reduce emissions by 6.8Mt in the next eight years. This is equivalent to about 2 million cars off the road.  The 2030 targets presented in the Strategy are:

 

1. 100 per cent of new buildings are designed and built to be near zero greenhouse gas emissions;

 

2. 50 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from existing buildings, from 2008 levels; this means that approximately 100,000 buildings must be retrofitted in the next 8 years, or approximately 12,500 buildings per year;

 

3. 50 per cent of community-wide energy comes from renewable or low-carbon sources; this will mean that approximately 35 million megawatt hour of energy will need to be sourced from renewable or low carbon sources;


4. 25 per cent of commercial and industrial floor area is connected to low carbon thermal energy sources;


5. 75 per cent of school/work trips under 5kilometres are walked, biked or by transit;


6. 30 per cent of registered vehicles in Toronto will be electric; this means that by 2030, an estimated 332,000 vehicles will need to be electric;

 

7. Identify pathways to more sustainable consumption in City of Toronto operations and in Toronto's economy;


8. 70 per cent residential waste diversion from the City of Toronto’s Integrated Waste Management System; and


9. Reduce corporate emissions by 65 per cent, over 2008 levels, to demonstrate leading by example; this will mean that approximately 330 kiloton of emissions will need to be reduced cross-corporately.

 

Achieving these 2030 targets requires action now. A summary of thirty (30) near-term actions to be implemented between 2022 and 2025 are listed below. More detailed descriptions of each action including their timeline for report back is included in the TransformTO Short-Term Implementation Plan 2022-2025 (Attachment A) and in the Net Zero Strategy (Attachment B).

 

Meeting Targets:

 

Achieving the targets in the Net Zero Strategy will not just be the work of the City government. The City of Toronto Corporation can control only a small portion of Toronto's community-wide emissions directly -- nearly 5 per cent according to recent greenhouse gas inventories.

 

However, the City plays a clear role in defining the ways we build, travel, and consume and when policies are effectively implemented and programs are easily accessed to realize maximum uptake and engagement, our municipal government can have a greater impact on the community's emissions. 

 

In order to meet the 2030 targets, the City will use its influence to regulate, advocate and facilitate rapid transformation in five critical steps:

 

- Demonstrate carbon accountability locally and globally by establishing a carbon budget – Leading by example, the City will establish a carbon budget to track climate actions against annual emission limits to drive accountability. The City's actions will be measured against these limits each year until net zero is achieved, with any gaps in action identified and solutions proposed so we stay on course.

 
- Accelerate a rapid and significant reduction in natural gas use – Toronto will take further action to limit the use of natural gas.  Natural gas use for water and space heating represents over half of Toronto’s total greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to new buildings eliminating natural gas use through the Toronto Green Standard, the Net Zero Existing Buildings Strategy articulates ambitious targets to replace conventional heating systems with more efficient electric heat pumps drawing from a green provincial electricity grid.

 
- Establish performance targets for existing buildings – Toronto will establish mandatory emissions performance reporting, disclosure, and emissions performance targets for buildings so we can better understand and limit emissions from our homes and buildings. These mandatory targets will be preceded by voluntary targets. Catalyzing the electrification of building heating systems, as a preferred alternative to the use of fossil-fuel heating systems, will be key.

 
- Increase access to low carbon transportation options, including walking, biking, public transit and electric vehicles – Toronto will increase the use of active and public transportation reduces greenhouse gas emissions, energy use and congestion while promoting equity and health benefits. The City will also advance options to incentivize electric vehicle adoption and disincentivize the use of carbon-polluting gasoline and diesel vehicles, through supporting the transition to electric vehicles.
 

- Increase local renewable energy to contribute to a resilient, carbon-free grid – Toronto will work in step with Toronto Hydro to successfully support the growth and prosperity of the city through reliable, uninterrupted electric service provision.  By increasing opportunities for local renewable generation to be located within the City's boundary, Toronto will be more resilient and will contribute to a decarbonized provincial electricity grid.

 

Although these five steps will put the community on the correct path to 2030, it is critical that these steps be sustained through to the year 2040 in order to achieve net zero emissions by 2040.  Technical modelling suggests that if every single resident, business, non-commercial institution, industry and the City of Toronto government itself was enabled to choose net zero choices now, 2040 is achievable.

 

Summary of Short Term Implementation Plan Actions (2022-2025)

 

100 per cent of new buildings are designed and built to be near zero greenhouse gas emissions, by 2030

1

Ensure near zero emissions for all new construction

2

Evaluate and limit impacts of embodied carbon in construction

Greenhouse gas emissions from existing buildings are cut in half, from 2008 levels, by 2030

3

Advance Implementation of the Net Zero Existing Buildings Strategy

50 per cent of community-wide energy comes from renewable or low-carbon sources and 25 per cent of commercial and industrial floor area is connected to low carbon thermal energy sources, by 2030

4

Work with industry experts to explore limiting the expansion of natural gas systems and reversing system growth, where feasible, and limiting installation of natural gas equipment

5

Support adoption and mainstreaming of net zero, resilient energy sources for new and existing developments

6

Address barriers and develop strategies to increase the deployment of renewable energy and storage technologies, including but not limited to solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, waste heat recovery and heat pumps

7

Actively support, advocate to and partner with Toronto Hydro, as well as the Provincial and Federal governments and agencies, to decarbonize the provincial electricity grid, promote energy conservation and enable local renewable energy generation

75 per cent of school/work trips under 5 kilometres are walked, biked, or by transit, by 2030

8

Expand biking and pedestrian infrastructure, including the rollout of cycling routes, bicycle parking and bike share at or near Toronto Transit Commission stations

9

Increase existing bus and streetcar service levels to encourage shifts to low-carbon, sustainable transportation

10

Update and accelerate implementation of city-wide Transportation Demand Management Strategy

11

Develop tools to address emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants on an area or project level

30 per cent of registered vehicles in Toronto are electric, by 2030

12

Align the City’s Electric Vehicle Strategy to the net zero goals and implement the Electric Vehicle Strategy

13

Determine options to incentivize Electric Vehicle adoption and disincentivize use of gas and diesel vehicles

14

Encourage the adoption of electric commercial and freight vehicles, including Electric Vehicles and e-bikes for last mile deliveries

Identify pathways to more sustainable consumption in City of Toronto operations and in Toronto's economy

15

Continue to pursue policy and programmatic interventions that help the City reach its aspirational goals of zero waste and a circular economy, and which identify pathways to more sustainable consumption in both municipal operations and in all sectors of the economy

70 per cent residential waste diversion from the City of Toronto’s Integrated Waste Management System

16

Continue implementation of the City’s Long Term Waste Management Strategy which sets a goal of diverting 70 per cent of waste managed from City customers away from landfill, by focusing on waste reduction, reuse and recycling activities that promote resource conservation and reduce environmental impact

Develop and implement strategies to improve greenspace infrastructure to build climate resilience 

17

Increase canopy cover and biodiversity and enhance greenspaces

Ensure equitable implementation and ongoing improvement of engagement and reporting

18

Support resident-led climate action and engagement

19

 

Work with Indigenous rights holders and urban Indigenous communities to share knowledge and learnings

20

Develop and implement youth engagement strategy

21

Design and launch a climate advisory group for 2022 and beyond to ensure implementation of the Net Zero Strategy is equitable and reflects the priorities and interests of the community

22

Develop equity indicators to be reported out as part of the TransformTO implementation status update

23

Encourage the growth of green industry to provide the products and services needed to enable a net zero city

24

Leverage Live Green Toronto to develop and implement a city-wide climate action awareness campaign

Lead by Example – City of Toronto corporate greenhouse gas emissions are reduced by 65 per cent over 2008 base year

25

Develop and apply a Climate Lens in decision-making

26

Design and implement a Toronto Carbon Budget

27

Ensure net zero City-owned buildings

28

Reduce emissions from City and Agency-owned vehicles

29

Encourage City staff to adopt sustainable and climate positive practices at work and in their commute

30

Lead by example in managing waste and producing renewable energy from biogas at City facilities

 

City staff will begin further analysis and engagement on the thirty (30) short-term actions outlined in Attachment A as the City transitions to implementation.

 

Before 2030, two short-term implementation plans will be presented to Council -- the first one identifies actions to be delivered 2022 to 2025 (Attachment A), and the second one covering the period from 2026 to 2030 will outline additional actions that will ensure that we are on track to reach the 2030 target. Detailed reports outlining recommendations for bylaws, policies, and new programs will be brought back to City Council for consideration starting in 2022 and continuing over the following four years.  Included in this report back will be an assessment of our progress towards the goal of net zero by 2040. 

 

For the most part, the short-term actions do not require Toronto to pursue dramatically new climate actions -- they require Toronto to do them faster and at a larger scale. Existing strategies and plans such as Electric Vehicle Strategy, the Toronto Green Standard, the Net Zero Existing Buildings Strategy, Corporate Real Estate Management's Net Zero Carbon Plan for City-owned buildings, and the Toronto Transit Commission Green Bus Program are examples of plans that identify detailed steps and considerations to get to net zero.

 

The 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction targets and short term actions have been developed through extensive consultation across City divisions and agencies, and with stakeholders and the public. Since 2019, the City has engaged over 5,000 residents, businesses, and other stakeholders to understand key priorities, opportunities and challenges. Consultations from recent years, particularly in 2021, have highlighted the issue of responding to the climate crisis with urgency.     

 

Current City Plans and Investments:

 

The City has approved a number of ambitious plans and targets to reduce emissions from its own operations, including the Corporate Real Estate Management's Net Zero Carbon Plan which was adopted earlier this year.  The Net Zero Carbon Plan focuses on City-owned buildings. Beginning with the 2023 Budget, staff will be integrating the Net Zero Carbon Plan for City-owned buildings into the capital planning process synchronously with the application of a Climate Lens and Financial Planning's Asset Management Strategy. The City will continue to make investments every year to achieve City Council-identified emissions reduction targets and net zero emissions status in its buildings. Like the Net Zero Carbon Plan for City-owned buildings, the Sustainable Fleets Plan, the Toronto Transit Commission Green Bus Program, and other key City plans will follow a similar process. Implementation of these plans is underway and will go a long way to reduce emissions from City operations.

 

For the first time in Toronto's history, a Climate Lens was utilized in the 2021 budget process. Initial data reported through the Climate Lens identified that Toronto invested $611.3 million on capital projects that have components related to GHG reduction or climate resilience in 2021. As 2021 reflected the first year of this initiative, data has not yet been collected across all divisions and agencies and these figures excluded climate investments made by key services such as Toronto Water, Toronto Community Housing Corporation and the Toronto Transit Commission. The 2022 Budget Process builds on the 2021 Budget process to evidence progress in cross corporate culture change including projects being flagged by programs that did not do so last year.  City staff are working to capture investments directly related to climate action in the 2022 budget. For example, the recommended 2022 Rate-Supported Budgets for water, solid waste, and parking identify climate related investments. In addition to this investment, the City is making significant capital investments in the Toronto Transit Commission – the 2021-2030 10-year Capital Plan totals $11.907 billion and includes $1.576 billion alone for vehicles such as buses, streetcars and subway cars, including the acquisition of electric buses to enable residents to reduce their transportation related greenhouse gas emissions.  Further, Toronto has also issued $630 million in Green Bonds which have financed a range of key climate projects targeting mitigation and resilience activities such as extending subway lines and expanding the local cycling network, to energy retrofits in social housing and flood protection projects.

 

Collaboration:

 

Many challenges outside of the City's control have also been identified through consultation, including the slow pace of market transformation, labour force training and matching expertise for implementation, consumer education and awareness, education of service providers, strong provincial and federal policy and financial support for decarbonization.

 

This report emphasizes that in order to be successful, bold leadership and collaboration will be required from public and private stakeholders.  Furthermore, innovative partnerships and business models must be supported and evolve and traditional economic priorities must include environmental cost-benefit analyses and climate outcomes.  To summarize, climate action means collective action.

 

Lastly the opportunities to avoid 'lock in' of carbon emissions in city systems are being missed.  Achieving the targets set out in this report, the TransformTO Short-Term Implementation Plan 2022-2025 (Attachment A) and the Net Zero Strategy (Attachment B) will require a different means of delivery and decision-making will need to be re-oriented so that the net zero choice becomes the best choice now and in the future.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 19, 2021) Report form the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services on TransformTO - Critical Steps for Net Zero by 2040
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173756.pdf
Attachment A - TransformTO Short-Term Implementation Plan 2022-2025
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173757.pdf
Attachment B - TransformTO Net Zero Strategy - A Climate Action Pathway to 2030 and Beyond
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173758.pdf
Attachment C - TransformTO Net Zero Framework Technical Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173759.pdf
Attachment D - Highlights of Toronto's Programs to Date
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173760.pdf
Attachment E - Summary of Public and Stakeholder Consultations (2018-2021)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173761.pdf
Attachment F - Small Engine Lawn and Garden Equipment
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173762.pdf
(December 2, 2021) Presentation from the Interim Manager, Policy and Research, Environment and Energy Division on TransformTO - Critical Steps for Net Zero by 2040
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-174004.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(December 14, 2021) Supplementary report from the Interim Director, Environment and Energy on TransformTO - Critical Steps for Net Zero by 2040 (IE26.16a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-174418.pdf

Speakers

Hilda Swirsky
Susan McMurray, Toronto and York Region Labour Council
Lyn Adamson, ClimateFast
Kathryn Tait, Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA)
Samantha Green
Bryan Purcell , The Atmospheric Fund
Aaron Binder, Segway of Ontario
Sue Dexter, Harbord Village Residents’ Association
Shelagh Pizey-Allen, TTCriders
Harold B. Smith
Robert Stambula, Harbord Village Residents’ Association
Sharon Bider
John Stephenson, Citizens Climate Lobby
Sheena Sharp, Toronto 2030 District
Liz Addison
Lowell Lo
Julius Lindsay, David Suzuki Foundation
Carol Essex
Rebecca Weigand
Gabriella Kalapos, Clean Air Partnership
Julia Morgan
Martin Green
Paul Antze
Colleen Lynch
Valerie Endicott
Anne Keary
Sunday Harrison, Green Thumbs Growing Kids
Gord Rand
Manna Wong
Chris Ballard, Passive House Canada
Jennifer Knoch
Lee Adamson
Mike Yorke, Carpenters' District Council of Ontario
Cathy Nosaty
Jack Gibbons, Ontario Clean Air Alliance
Will Di Novi
Mary Helen Spence
Geoff Kettel, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (FoNTRA)
Beverley Thorpe, Parks not Planes
Laura Lindberg
Kevin Rupasinghe, Cycle Toronto
Kumsa Baker, Toronto Community Benefits Network (TCBN)
Diane Jameson, Parks Not Planes, BQNA
Dianne Saxe, Green Party of Ontario
Brian Iler, Parks not Planes
David Burman
Abhishek Chopra
Councillor Gord Perks

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(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Steven Fistell (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Lynn Francis, Mark Lecker, etc (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Claire Hall (IE.Supp)
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(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Stewart Pearson (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Jeffrey Levitt (IE.Supp)
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(November 26, 2021) E-mail from David Nash (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Isaac Berman (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Bruce Bennett (IE.Supp)
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(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Pam Koch (IE.Supp)
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(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Aaron Rotenberg (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Sheldon Hellin (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Scott Misirlis (IE.Supp)
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(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Richard Wu (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Kathleen Mackey (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Kaylee Harwood (IE.Supp)
(December 26, 2021) E-mail from James Carter (IE.Supp)
(December 26, 2021) E-mail from Halim Ibrahima (IE.Supp)
(December 26, 2021) E-mail from Beth Baskin (IE.Supp)
(December 26, 2021) E-mail from Maya Watson (IE.Supp)
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(December 26, 2021) E-mail from John Thenganatt (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Manuel Calleja (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Janice Fraser (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Dr. Ellen Greenblatt (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Tim Kraan (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Janet Lin (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Patrick Meredith-Karam (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Dana Molckovsky (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Marjorie Murray (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Marjorie Nichol (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Ed Rubinstein (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Arnaud Seigne (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Alison Stewart (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Alex Taranu (IE.Supp)
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(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Mary F Kennedy (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Neil Arcot (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Monica Henriques (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Kristian Bassi (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Lars Bryan (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Elizabeth Chrumka (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Cayla Clarkson (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Kai Davey-Bellin (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Julia Ettlinger (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Lee Giles (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Christopher Hoyle (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Chris Jacobs (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Charles Lin (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Jenny Wawrow (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Robert Kaross (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Abdullah (IE.Supp)
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(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Christopher Bozek (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Kevin Carmona-Murphy (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Shan Duan (IE.Supp)
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(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Stephan Huettenschmidt (IE.Supp)
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(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Matthieu Schapira (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Susan Vandendam (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Lynn Walker (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Maria Yancheva (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Ingrid Buday (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Patrick N. (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Catherine Oliver (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Delfina Ortega-Paredes (IE.Supp)
(November 27, 2021) E-mail from Tierney Smith (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Patrick Mccluskey (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Tim Ellis, Board Member, Mimico Residents Association (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141693.pdf
(December 1, 2021) Letter from Sue Dexter, Board, Harbord Village Residents’ Association (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141727.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Jeff Sun (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Ignatius Sridhar (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Olivia Zhao (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Rachel Hertzman (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) Letter from Zaid Rashid (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Zoraida Anaya (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Soroush Arghavan (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Lauren Blumas (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Jagvir Brar (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Juanita Da Barros (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Mark Fernando (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Hagit Fry (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Kris Langille (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Mike Lawler (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Claus Lensbol (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Andrew Muroff (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Kendreick Paterson (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Holly Reid (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from John Taranu (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Andreas Wille (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Martin Green (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141781.pdf
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from James Barker (IE.Supp)
(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Clark Whitney (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Jim McPhail (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Vince Hughes (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Douglas Ferguson (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Lidia Labate (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Claire Smith (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Marc Boudreau (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from James O'Malley (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Rachel Robbins (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Ethan Chiddicks (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Miriam Henriques (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Harold Smith (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Asil Gilani (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Alexander Stagnitta (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Sarah Martin (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Valérie Bolduc (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Jack Derricourt (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Javed Nissar (IE.Supp)
(November 29, 2021) E-mail from Jacob Givertz-Steel (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Sharon Zeiler (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Marc Fowler (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Heather Schramm (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Daniel Di Camillo (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Alan Barthel (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from David Ley (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Jeff Craig (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Naomi Miller (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from David Lussier (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Brian McLachlan (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Dundee Staunton, Chris Keating and John Watt (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) Letter from Kathy Laird (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Michael Polanyi (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Sana Amin (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Rachel Wang (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Ignatius Sridhar (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) Letter from Amelia Rose Khan, Toronto350 (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141913.pdf
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Ronny Yaron (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from JJ Fueser (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Rebecca Weigand (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Donna-Marie Batty, StopPlastics (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141920.pdf
(December 1, 2021) Letter from Margot Whittington, Climate Policy Analyst, The Atmospheric Fund (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141921.pdf
(December 1, 2021) Letter from Karen Chapple, Director, the School of Cities and Professor, University of Toronto (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141965.pdf
(December 1, 2021) Letter from Andria Babbington, President, Toronto and York Region Labour Council (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141966.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Kevin Lockhart (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Matthew Freedlander (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Mary Alton (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Mohammad Jaberi (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) Letter from Liz Addison (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Lee Scott (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Julie Sieg (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Natalie Telfer (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Dave Ley (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Ms. A. Pope, Coordinator, Zero Waste Hub Toronto (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141987.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Wendy Quirion (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Derek Eaton (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Chris Gusz (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Gabrielle Herman (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Gyula Kovacs (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) Letter from Rhonda Teitel-Payne Co-Coordinator, Toronto Urban Growers (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142005.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Theodore Lam (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Sylvia Grady (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Steven Fistell (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Steve Rieck (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Spencer Roth (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Sonja Greckol (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Chris, Sharon, and Jim Gusz (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Sharon Bider (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Sandra Lester (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Avi D. (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Dr. Deborah Nixon (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Janet Senyshyn (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Aaron Binder (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) Letter from Geoff Kettel, Richard Nelson, Holly Reid, Najia Zewari, Executive Committee, Cycle Don Valley Midtown (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142034.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Debbie Green (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Ryann Fineberg (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Rocky Petkov (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Benjamin Ian Vladamir Gernega (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Colleen Lynch (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Alex Ross (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Daniel Urbanski (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Ellery Williamson (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Jacob Dawang, More Neighbours Toronto (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142038.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Michelle Reddick (IE.Supp)
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Ria Prakash (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Patrick McCluskey (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Keagan Gartz, Executive Director, Cycle Toronto (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142064.pdf
(December 1, 2021) Letter from Carlyle Coutinho, Chief Executive Officer, Enwave Energy Corporation (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142066.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Kathy Glazier (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from JP Solmes, President and Chief Executive Officer, Trimac Renewable Royalties (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142068.pdf
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Joshua Armstrong (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Darnel Harris, Executive Director, Our Greenway Conservancy (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142056.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Rebecca McKenzie (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Kumsa Baker, Campaigns Director and Rosemarie Powell, Executive Director, Toronto Community Benefits Network (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142060.pdf
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Abhishek Chopra (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Jeffrey Wyndowe (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Eric Walberg (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Jane Church (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Gabriel Mandelbaum (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (IE.Supp)
(November 30, 2021) E-mail from Jacob Dawang (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Caterina Borracci (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Sheena Sharp, Co-Chair, Pathways Project (IE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142082.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Irene Alatzakis (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Aliya Hirji (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Daniel Gordon (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Jay Scott (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Anne Hogarth (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Peter Rogers (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Omkara Patel (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Patrick McCartney (IE.Supp)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from David Langille (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Adria Budd Johnson (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Christine Bear (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Sunday Harrison, Executive Director, Green Thumbs Growing Kids (IE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142111.pdf
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Kathryn Tait, Climate Specialist, Toronto Environmental Alliance (IE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142112.pdf
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Hilda Swirsky (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Donna-Marie Batty, StopPlastics (IE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142114.pdf
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Kathryn Tait, Climate Specialist, Toronto Environmental Alliance (IE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142098.pdf
(December 2, 2021) Letter from David Langille, Chair, Pocket Change Committee (IE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142099.pdf
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Lyn Adamson, Co-Chair, ClimateFast (IE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142115.pdf
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Liz Addison, ClimateFast (IE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142100.pdf
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Cathy Nosaty (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Jean Paul Morgan (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Irene Alatzakis (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Sandra Lester (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Valerie Endicott (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) Letter from Lee Adamson (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Quentin Thwaites (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Avet Khachatryan (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Florence Foerster (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Agnes Kramer-Hamstra (IE.New)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Cecilia Farrol (IE.New)

Communications (City Council)

(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Rob MacLellan (CC.Main)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Agnes Kramer-Hamstra (CC.Main)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Cecilia Farrol (CC.Main)
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Shanaaz Sheriff (CC.Main)
(December 2, 2021) Letter from David Burman, Andrea Stephens, Paul Overy and Bjørnar Egede-Nissen, Drawdown Toronto (CC.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142396.pdf
(December 2, 2021) E-mail from Tania Gill, on behalf of Music Declares Emergency Canada (CC.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142397.pdf
(December 3, 2021) E-mail from Bob Carreau (CC.Main)
(December 3, 2021) E-mail from Julian Alvarez-Barkham (CC.Main)
(December 4, 2021) E-mail from Julie Mollins (CC.Main)
(December 5, 2021) E-mail from Dr. Erin Campos (CC.Main)
(December 6, 2021) E-mail from Claire Hao (CC.Main)
(December 10, 2021) E-mail from Brandon Evangelista (CC.Supp)
(December 10, 2021) Letter from Cynthia Hansen, Executive Vice President and President, Gas Distribution and Storage, Enbridge (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142480.pdf
(December 10, 2021) E-mail from Laura Stein (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2021) E-mail from Javed Nissar (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2021) E-mail from Garnet Lollar (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2021) E-mail from Jacob Givertz-Steel (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2021) E-mail from Justin Bull (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2021) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chairs, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142488.pdf
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Aditya Trivedi (CC.Supp)
(December 10, 2021) E-mail from Ewa Lipsztajn (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) Letter from Roselle Martino, Vice President, Public Policy, Toronto Region Board of Trade (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142590.pdf
(December 13, 2021) Letter from Jacob Dawang, More Neighbours Toronto (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142612.pdf
(December 14, 2021) Letter from Adam DaSilva, Executive Vice President, Stafford (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142575.pdf
(December 13, 2021) Letter from Fred Serrafero, Senior Vice President - Principal, FRAM Building Group (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142663.pdf
(December 13, 2021) Letter from Bruno Glancola, Senior Vice President, Project Management, Innovation and Sustainability and Graem Armster, Director, Innovation and Sustainability, Deltera (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142679.pdf
(December 14, 2021) Submission from Kelly Graham, Planner, SvN Architects + Planners Inc. (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142716.pdf
(December 14, 2021) Letter from Anthony Fragale, Director of Construction, Greenpark Group (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142717.pdf
(December 14, 2021) Letter from Jeffrey Ranson, Sr. Director, Energy, Environment, and Advocacy, BOMA (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142718.pdf
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) Letter from Tam Goossen and Carolyn Egan, Co-Chairs, Good Jobs for All (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142720.pdf
(December 14, 2021) Submission from Andria Babbington, Toronto and York Region Labour Council (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142688.pdf
(December 14, 2021) Letter from Myer Godfrey, Yorkwood Building Group (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142724.pdf
(December 13, 2021) Letter from Marco De Simone, President, Royalpark Homes Inc. (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142692.pdf
(December 13, 2021) Letter from Paul De Berardis, Director of Building Science & Innovation, and Richard Lyall, President, The Residential Construction Council of Ontario (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142693.pdf
(December 14, 2021) Letter from Jeremy Alter, The Goldman Group (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142694.pdf
(December 14, 2021) Letter from Jorge Godinho, President, Canadian Concrete Forming Ltd. (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142730.pdf
(December 14, 2021) Letter from Kevin Lockhart, Efficient Buildings Lead, Efficiency Canada (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142731.pdf
(December 14, 2021) Letter from Darius Rybak, Vice President, Operations, High Rise, Aspen Ridge Homes (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142807.pdf
(December 14, 2021) Letter from Samantha Dunlop, Manager, Chestnut Hill Developments (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142808.pdf
(December 15, 2021) Letter from Ms. A. Pope, Coordinator(Volunteer), Zero Waste Hub Toronto (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142824.pdf
(December 15, 2021) E-mail from Patricia Hawk (CC.New)
(December 15, 2021) E-mail from Marta Stares (CC.New)

IE26.17 - Extending the Home Energy Loan Program

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the extension of the Home Energy Loan Program component of the Residential Energy Retrofit Programs from its current expiration date of December 31, 2021 and make the Program permanent, using existing resources in the Local Improvement Charge Energy Works Reserve Fund, Local Improvement Charge repayments as well as funding provided by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to support project and programming needs.  

 
2. City Council authorize the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to establish program interest rates for the Home Energy Loan Program based on the City’s projected indicative cost of borrowing, set on a quarterly basis, for the purposes of recovering the City's cost of borrowing.

 
3. City Council authorize the Director, Environment and Energy to enter into any Property Owner Agreement for the City of Toronto Home Energy Loan Program with consenting property owners for any financing to a maximum of $125,000, inclusive of funding amount, interest and administrative fee, in addition to authority granted previously to the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 
4. City Council authorize the Director, Environment and Energy to review and, where necessary, revise the Home Energy Loan Program from time to time, solely for the purpose of integrating the City's program with industry best practices and new or existing Federal, Provincial and utility company energy, climate change and poverty reduction programs.

Origin

(November 18, 2021) Report from the Interim Director, Environment and Energy

Summary

Through the Home Energy Loan Program, the City offers low-interest loans to help homeowners make their homes more energy efficient and reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions, in support of the City’s TransformTO climate action strategy and net-zero emissions target.

 

Current authorization for the program will expire as of December 31, 2021, the purpose of this report is to extend authorization of the Home Energy Loan Program in its current form and to enable continuation of the program with planned Federation of Canadian Municipalities funded changes subject to finalizing an agreement with Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

 

Extending and enhancing the Home Energy Loan Program program with Federation of Canadian Municipalities funding will help advance the Council-approved Greenhouse Gas reduction efforts established by TransformTO, Toronto's climate action strategy and the net zero ambitions outlined in the Climate Emergency Declaration and most recently the goals of the Net Zero Existing Buildings Strategy adopted by City Council in July 2021.  The Home Energy Loan Program program will also support the City's Net Zero Strategy, being considered by Infrastructure and Environment Committee at its meeting of December 2, 2021.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 18, 2021) Report from the Interim Director, Environment and Energy on Extending the Home Energy Loan Program
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173440.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Tim Ellis, Board Member, Mimico Residents Association (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141694.pdf

Declared Interests (Committee)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor Mike Layton - IE26.17 - Has a pecuniary interest as he has submitted an application to the Home Energy Program, which has been approved, and he intends to enter into a Property Owner Agreement with the City.
Written Declaration: https://secure.toronto.ca/council/declared-interest-file.do?id=10376

IE26.18 - Wastewater Energy Transfer Program

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council endorse facilitating the use of the City's wastewater infrastructure, right-of-way, and property where feasible to facilitate renewable thermal energy projects aimed at significantly reducing greenhouse gases emissions and moving the City closer to achieving its net zero emissions goal.

 

2. City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, and the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services, to establish a working group consisting of the Division Heads or their designates from the Environment and Energy, Toronto Water, Corporate Real Estate Management, Transportation Services, Engineering and Construction Services, Legal Services, Financial Planning and any other necessary Divisions, to develop an implementation plan for Part 1 above that includes, without limitation, post-screening application review process and procedures, design and technical standards, template agreements, real estate valuations, and project revenue allocations.

 

3. City Council direct the Director, Environment and Energy to report to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee in the second quarter of 2022 with details about the implementation plan for the Wastewater Energy Transfer Program and with recommendations for authority needed to launch the full program.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

 

Infrastructure and Environment Committee considered items IE26.16 and IE26.18 together.

Origin

(November 17, 2021) Report from the Interim Director, Environment and Energy

Summary

This report proposes the launch in First Quarter of 2022 of the first stage of a new, city-wide evaluation framework for initial connection requests for potential Wastewater Energy Transfer projects, as was requested by Council in 2019.

 

Wastewater Energy Transfer projects involve a connection to City wastewater (sewer) infrastructure for the non-contact exchange of renewable thermal energy to displace fossil fuel use in buildings, which is Toronto's largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. Enabling Wastewater Energy Transfer projects is therefore a key part of implementing the TransformTO Net Zero Strategy.

 

Toronto's sanitary trunk sewer network is estimated to have the capacity to potentially support well over twenty Wastewater Energy Transfer projects. Once in operation, these projects would reduce approximately 200,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually while unlocking value for the City through the sale of thermal energy. 

 

An evaluation framework is necessary for timely processing of connection requests and to ensure projects do not negatively affect operation/integrity of Toronto Water infrastructure.              

 

Stage 1 - Launch First Quarter of 2022 for project intake to gauge interest, size/types of projects, and specific locations/timelines.

 

- Renewable energy developers/building owners visit a City webpage to undertake self-serve project screening and submit a preliminary application.


- Environment and Energy Division staff review the application for completeness so that Toronto Water staff can provide the applicant with information needed for preliminary design/business case.
 

Prior to launching Stage 2 in Second Quarter/Third Quarter of 2022, which would enable full applications to the program, staff will establish an efficient back-office process for post-screening detailed application review with other key Divisions, including: Toronto Water, Transportation Services, Engineering and Construction Services, Corporate Real Estate Management, and Legal Services.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 17, 2021) Report and Attachment 1 from the Interim Director, Environment and Energy on Wastewater Energy Transfer Program
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173428.pdf

Speakers

John Stephenson, Citizens Climate Lobby

Communications (Committee)

(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Tim Ellis, Board Member, Mimico Residents Association (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141722.pdf

IE26.19 - Update - Pocket Plus Neighbourhood Climate Action

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
14 - Toronto - Danforth

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council direct the Director, Environment and Energy and the relevant Division Head and Corporation Officials to continue to advance the next phase of Pocket Change Neighbourhood Climate Action Plan, including the community and institutional round-tables, and include updates in TransformTO progress reports.

Origin

(November 22, 2021) Report from the Interim Director, Environment and Energy

Summary

This report responds to a Council request in February 2021 for the Interim Director, Environment and Energy and the relevant Division Heads, City Corporation Officials, and School Boards, to support the next phase of Pocket Change Neighbourhood Climate Action Plan, including the creation of an institutional round-table, and that staff submit a report on the scope and opportunities for the institutional opportunities to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee.

 

The City is supporting the next phase of the Pocket Change Plus project, as a neighbourhood scale implementation of TransformTO, with efforts to leverage institutional assets and expertise to 'green' the neighbourhood and maximize opportunities for environmental transformation.

 

The Environment and Energy led the coordination of institutional stakeholders by organizing regular discussions and supporting partner organizations in the review of capital budgets, the evaluation of asset conditions, and identifying potential sustainability initiatives.

 

Attached is the draft report with scope, opportunities, and quick starts for climate action, including, but not limited to:

 

- Institutional commitments to achieve climate objectives and targets set out by TransformTO net-zero plan (concurrently reporting to committee and Council)


- Efforts to embed climate and resiliency lens within decision making processes.


- Initiated Energy Audits and Feasibility Work streams: solar at Greenwood Yard.


- Exploring Net-Zero pathways for Toronto Community Housing and other City buildings.


- Opportunities for public and/or institutional lands with potential for co-benefits: environmental, social, and net-zero initiatives.


- Potential design competition to synthesize the architectural, communal, and environmental components of sustainable neighborhoods - focus on public realm.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 22, 2021) Report from the Interim Director, Environment and Energy on Update - Pocket Plus Neighbourhood Climate Action
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173741.pdf
Attachment 1 - The Pocket Plus Scope, Opportunities, and Quick Starts - Nov 2021 (Draft)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173742.pdf

Speakers

Councillor Paula Fletcher

Communications (Committee)

(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Tim Ellis, Board Member, Mimico Residents Association (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141723.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Martin Green (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-141782.pdf
(November 26, 2021) E-mail from Arturo MP (IE.Supp)
(December 1, 2021) Letter from David Langille, Chair, Pocket Change Project of the Pocket Community Association (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-142090.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(December 10, 2021) E-mail from Michael Holloway (CC.Supp)

IE26.22 - Additional North Bendale Park Identification Signs

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
24 - Scarborough - Guildwood

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to install additional Identification Signs in North Bendale Park at the entrances off the following streets:

 

a. Baybrook Crescent;

 

b. Faraday Drive;

 

c. Erinlea Crescent;

 

d. Monmouth Court;

 

e. Parkington Crescent,

 
and to review options in order to differentiate and identify each sign location to the park for navigation purposes for emergency vehicles response to crisis, in particular, health and safety. 

Origin

(November 18, 2021) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 24, Scarborough-Guildwood

Summary

I am requesting that Parks, Forestry and Recreation install additional park identification signs at North Bendale Park at the five street entrances stated above. Additionally, I would like to request respective staff to review options, i.e. numbering each sign, to differentiate each identification sign for emergency vehicles responding to a crisis, in particular, health and safety.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 18, 2021) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 24, Scarborough-Guildwood on Additional North Bendale Park Identification Signs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173425.pdf

IE26.23 - Extending the Existing Parking Exemptions (Statutory Holidays) to Include Holidays of Religious Significance

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Toronto Police Service, to report back to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee in the Second Quarter of 2022 on the feasibility of providing parking exemptions on City streets during religious holidays.

Origin

(November 18, 2021) Letter from Councillor James Pasternak, Ward 6, York Centre-Downsview

Summary

Every year, faith based communities across the City, reconnect with their family, friends and loved ones while celebrating specific religious holidays rooted in their respective faith traditions. Several religious holidays that are observed by Torontonians of various backgrounds, creeds and beliefs should be accommodated for by parking exemptions. Currently, only statutory holidays are exempted. Integrating religious holidays as well may not only allow for people's sincerely held creed, beliefs, and practices to be accommodated for but more importantly lead to more inclusive neighbourhoods that celebrate the diverse mosaic and cultural fabric of Toronto.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 18, 2021) Letter from Councillor James Pasternak, Ward 6, York Centre-Downsview on Extending the Existing Parking Exemptions (Statutory Holidays) to Include Holidays of Religious Significance
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173590.pdf

IE26.24 - Reviewing a Pedestrian-Cycling Bridge Over Allen Road

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
8 - Eglinton - Lawrence

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to undertake a preliminary review to understand the feasibility, constraints / impacts and cost of a pedestrian-cycling bridge over Allen Road to connect the York Beltline Trail and Kay Gardner Beltline Trail.

Origin

(December 2, 2021) Letter from Councillor Mike Colle, Ward 8, Eglinton-Lawrence

Summary

During the pandemic, cycling has increased across the City and more spaces encouraging active transportation and supporting the overall wellbeing of residents through cycling, walking, and jogging, have been urgently needed.

 

An opportunity exists to close a critical gap in between two of the City's great multi-use trails: the York Beltline Trail and Kay Gardner Beltline Trail are divided by the Allen Expressway and are widely used by pedestrians and cyclists alike. A pedestrian-cycling bridge spanning across the Allen would ultimately form a continuous, 9 kilometre park within the City, west of the Allen all the way to Mount Pleasant Road closing a significant missing link. This east-west connection would enhance the City's Cycling Network Plan which seeks to connect gaps and grow the current cycling network across the City.

Background Information (Committee)

(December 2, 2021) Letter from Councillor Mike Colle, Ward 8, Eglinton-Lawrence, on Reviewing a Pedestrian-Cycling Bridge Over Allen Road
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-173976.pdf

Planning and Housing Committee - Meeting 29

PH29.1 - Technical Amendments to Zoning By-law 569-2013

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
Bill 1031 has been submitted on this Item.

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council enact the Zoning By-law amendments substantially in accordance with Attachment 1 to the report (October 27, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

2. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the Zoning By-law amendments as may be required.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Housing Committee held a statutory public meeting on November 25, 2021 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin

(October 27, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Summary

This report proposes technical amendments to Zoning By-law 569-2013 to correct typographical errors; add, remove or replace words; revise regulations in order to clarify or correct interpretations; and make adjustments to zoning and overlay map boundaries.

 

Technical changes are also proposed to site-specific zoning by-law amendments to Zoning By-law 569-2013 to correct minor errors.

 

All proposed revisions are in keeping with Council's intentions when first approved by Council, and do not affect the substance of the respective by-laws.

Background Information (Committee)

(October 27, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Technical Amendments to Zoning By-law 569-2013
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173087.pdf
Attachment 1
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173088.pdf
(November 3, 2021) Notice of Public Meeting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172903.pdf

PH29.2 - Changing Lanes: The City of Toronto's Review of Laneway Suites - Monitoring Program and Zoning By-law Amendments- Final Report

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
Bill 1046 has been submitted on this Item.

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend Zoning By-law 569-2013, as amended, substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment appended as Attachment 4 to the report (November 9, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning;  

 

2. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the Draft Zoning By-law Amendment as may be required;

 

3. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning consult with staff in Seniors Services and Long-Term Care, and any other civic officials, on incorporating Laneway Suite recommendations and best practices to accommodate and support seniors living in missing middle housing as part of any future updates to Townhouse And Low-Rise Apartment Guidelines and/or any guideline documents developed resulting from the Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods initiative; and

 

4. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry, and Recreation, in consultation with the Chief Building Official, the Director, Environment and Energy, and other civic officials, report to Planning and Housing Committee in the first quarter of 2023 or as soon as possible regarding potential strategies to protect and enhance the City’s tree canopy and growing space, while also supporting infill housing growth in the City’s Neighbourhoods.

 

5. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry, and Recreation, in consultation with the Chief Building Official, the Director, Environment and Energy, and other civic officials to meet the City's TransformTO Net Zero Strategy and to increase onsite green space, landscaping and the tree canopy while striving to promote ecologically responsive construction techniques and materials.

 

6. City Council request the Chief Planner and  Executive Director, City Planning and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry, and Recreation to investigate the feasibility of inspecting all completed laneway and garden suites and their compliance to the bylaws as it pertains to the percentage of growing space and tree canopy remaining in these lots.

 

7. City Council, direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry, and Recreation, to require as a condition of approval of a laneway and garden suite, that, if applicable, a canopy tree be retained or planted elsewhere on the lot.

 

8. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to communicate with the Committee of Adjustment members that the City of Toronto in 2019 declared a climate emergency and that TransformTO Net Zero Strategy should be considered in all their decisions as it is affected by the impact of reduced growing space and loss tree canopies.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Housing Committee held a statutory public meeting on November 25, 2021 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin

(November 9, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Summary

Laneway suites are a type of second unit permitted in the City of Toronto. A laneway suite is a self-contained residential unit located in its own building, often in the back yard, on a lot adjacent to a public laneway. Laneway suites provide an additional form of low-rise housing within the City's neighbourhoods and are part of complete communities. They provide more opportunities for people to live close to where they work, shop, and play and, can help make the city's urban lanes more green, liveable, and safe. Laneway suites contribute to increasing the supply of rental housing and provide additional housing options for a variety of household configurations, and people in different stages of life.

 

On June 26, 2018, City Council approved Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments to allow laneway suites within the boundaries of the Toronto and East York District as the boundaries existed in 2018. On July 16, 2019, City Council expanded permission for laneway suites to low-rise residential zones in Zoning By-law 569-2013 across the City.  As of May 2021, 238 building permit applications for new laneway suites have been submitted to the City.

 

Along with approving bylaw and policy changes to allow the construction of laneway suites, City Council directed City staff monitor the implementation of laneway suites and report on a range of matters to Planning and Housing Committee. The City retained Gladki Planning Associates to assist the City in undertaking a thorough review of laneway suite applications. The City also held a variety of consultation events, visited numerous laneway suite properties, and hosted meetings with a variety of stakeholders including residents, the building industry, the many groups consulted on the 2018-2019 Changing Lanes Study, and Councillors offices.

 

This report discusses the outcome of the laneway suite review and monitoring work and recommends several strategic amendments to the laneway suite permissions to facilitate their construction and respond to community comments.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 9, 2021) Report and Attachment 1 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Changing Lanes: The City of Toronto's Review of Laneway Suites - Monitoring Program and Zoning By-law Amendments- Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173157.pdf
Attachment 2 - Report from Gladki Planning Associates
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173158.pdf
Attachment 3 - Proposed Zoning Changes shown as marked up 569-2013 text
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173159.pdf
Attachment 4 - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment (By-law No. 569-2013)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173148.pdf
(November 3, 2021) Notice of Public Meeting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172901.pdf

Speakers

Katie Thomas
Celeste Salvagna, Planning, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture
Andy Choles, Long Branch Neighbourhood Association
Sue Dexter
Harold Smith
Sheila Harrison, the South Armour Heights Residents’ Association (SAHRA)
Veronica Wynne, Confederation of Resident & Ratepayer Associations
Frummie Diamond, Palmerston Area Residents' Association (PARA) Green Committee
Ken Sharratt
Alex Petrovic
Ian Carmichael, ABC Residents Association
Cathie McDonald, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (Fontra)
Ingrid van Weert, Thompson Orchards Community Association Inc.
Mary Helen Spence

Communications (Committee)

(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Jeremy Gawen, Director, Moore Park Residents Association (MPRA) (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-139909.pdf
(November 9, 2021) E-mail from Tom Knezic, Principal, Solares Architecture - LNWY (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-139888.pdf
(November 15, 2021) E-mail from Daryl Christoff (PH.Main)
(November 6, 2021) E-mail from F.T. Campbell, Kingsway Park Ratepayers Inc. (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140085.pdf
(November 16, 2021) Letter from William H. Roberts, Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto (CORRA) (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140105.pdf
(October 26, 2021) Letter from Eldon Theodore, MHBC Planning, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140106.pdf
(November 22, 2021) E-mail from Barbara Frost and Miodrag Cvitkovic (PH.New)
(November 20, 2021) E-mail from Dan Rishworth, Bedford-Wanless Ratepayers Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140137.pdf
(November 20, 2021) Letter from France Rochette, Upper Avenue Community Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140139.pdf
(November 22, 2021) Letter from Rick Green, Federation of South Toronto Residents' Association (FoSTRA) (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140169.pdf
(November 22, 2021) Letter from Harold Smith (PH.New)
(November 22, 2021) Letter from Sue Dexter, Harbord Village Residents' Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140228.pdf
(November 22, 2021) Letter from Cindy Weiner, St. Andre's Ratepayers Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140190.pdf
(November 22, 2021) Letter from Ceta Ramkhalawansingh (PH.New)
(November 23, 2021) Letter from Sheila Dunlop, Secretary, South Armour Heights Residents Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140292.pdf
(November 23, 2021) E-mail from Ken Sharratt (PH.New)
(November 23, 2021) Letter from Maureen Kapral, Vice-President, Lytton Park Residents’ Organization (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140346.pdf
(November 23, 2021) Letter from Rita Bilerman, chair, Annex Residents' Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140347.pdf
(November 23, 2021) Letter from Steve Dewdney, Vice-chair, Bloor West Village Residents Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140348.pdf
(November 23, 2021) Letter from Katherine Thomas (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140349.pdf
(November 23, 2021) Letter from Ann Mullen on behalf of Seaton Village Residents’ Committee for Sensible Laneway Housing (PH.New)
(November 23, 2021) Letter from Terry Mills, Arris Strategy Studio (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140351.pdf
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Ian Carmichael, Co-Chair, ABC Residents Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140352.pdf
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chairs, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140365.pdf
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Ingrid van Weert, Director, Thompson Orchard Community Association Inc. (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140366.pdf
(November 24, 2021) Letter from William H. Roberts, Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto (CORRA) (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140370.pdf
(November 24, 2021) E-mail from Lauren Podmore (PH.New)
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Janet May on behalf of Cliffcrest Scarborough Village SW Residents Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140376.pdf
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Veronica Wynne, Swansea Area Ratepayers Association and Group (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140386.pdf
(November 24, 2021) Submission from Mary Helen Spence, ABC Residents Association, Fontra Working Group (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140388.pdf
(November 24, 2021) Letter from David Reid, Secretary, Bayview-Sheppard Neighbourhood Alliance (BSNA) (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140392.pdf
(November 24, 2021) E-mail from Andrew Dodds (PH.New)
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Frummie Diamond, Chair, Palmertston Area Residents' Association, Green Committee (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140405.pdf
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Judy Gibson and Andy Choles, Long Branch Neighbourhood Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140435.pdf
(November 25, 2021) E-mail from Patrick Sheils (PH.New)

PH29.3 - Recommended Parking Requirements for New Development

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
The Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning has submitted a revised supplementary report on this Item (PH29.3a with recommendations).

Communications have been submitted on this Item.

Mayor's second Key Matter and second Item of business on Wednesday, December 15th

Bill 1043 has been submitted on this Item.

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend Zoning By-law 569-2013 substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 1 to the report (November 10, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, to update automobile parking standards.

 

2. City Council amend the Zoning By-law 569-2013 substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 2 to the report (November 10, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, to update bicycle parking standards.

 

3. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the Zoning By-law Amendment as may be required.

 

4. Before introducing the necessary Bills contemplated in Recommendation 2 above, to City Council for enactment, the elements necessary for the successful implementation of the Payment-in-Lieu of Bicycle Parking provision must be in place, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor, including the establishment of a reserve fund and the necessary updates to the City's business systems.

 

5. City Council delegate approval and signing authority to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and his or her representatives for agreements related to payments-in-lieu of bicycle parking under Clause 230.5.10.11(7) of Zoning By-law 569-2013, as amended, in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

6. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to use $500 per "short-term" bicycle parking space reduced, adjusted for inflation, as the basis upon which payments under Clause 230.5.10.11(7) of Zoning By-law 569-2013, as amended, be calculated.

 

7. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning or designate to report to the appropriate standing committee annually on the exercise of any delegated authority in Recommendation 5 above.

 

8. City Council approve the establishment of an obligatory reserve fund called the 'Payment-In-Lieu of Bicycle Parking Reserve Fund' in Appendix C, Schedule 17, Parking Authority Reserve Funds of the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 227, Reserves and Reserve Funds, the purpose of which is to receive payments-in-lieu of bicycle parking contributions received pursuant to Section 40 of Planning Act with monies applied to the acquisition of new bike share stations and bike share bicycles with criteria as set out in Attachment 3 to the report (November 10, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

 

9. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in collaboration with the General Manager, Transportation Services, to include potential amendments to the City of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 925, Permit Parking in order to exclude residents of, visitors to or tradespersons at addresses associated with new Zoning By-law Amendment Applications in all directions reports or final reports, where the addresses have not already been excluded.

 

10. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to include the following as approval conditions at the earliest opportunity in the development application and review process for all Re-Zoning, Official Plan, or Site Plan Control Applications:

 

  • The Owner shall insert the advisory clause contained in Attachment 4 of this report into all purchases, agreements of purchase and sale or agreements to lease, and condominium declaration document(s) for each affected residential unit within the Development.
  • The Owner must notify the Manager, Parking and Administration, Transportation Services Division that their property located at [replace with address of development] is to be excluded from permit parking area [replace with applicable parking area].

11. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to report periodically so that City Council can consider amendments to the City of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 925, Permit Parking, to exclude residents of, visitors to or tradespersons at properties about which they have been notified are to be removed.

 

12. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to revise the performance measures for electric vehicle requirements in the Toronto Green Standard Version 4 in accordance with the revised Zoning Bylaw.

 

13. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to continue work on the Review of Parking Requirements in the Zoning By-law as part of the City-wide Parking Strategy. This work should include:

  • Exploration of options to ensure access to Type A accessible spaces for users of accessible vans;
  • Review of required minimum rates for accessible parking spaces;
  • Review of the City's Guidelines for the Design and Management of Bicycle Parking Facilities;
  • Review of the required minimum rates for bicycle parking in Zoning By-law 569-2013;
  • Development of guidelines for travel demand management guide for the City to apply when considering development applications, when evaluating whether developments have met the Toronto Green Standard requirements related to single-occupant vehicle trip reductions, and in assessing the adequacy of mobility provisions in the City-initiated development;
  • Establishment of a parking monitoring program; and
  • Review of Chapter 220 - Loading Space Regulations of Zoning By-law 569-2013
  • Review the visitor parking requirements
  • Review the Electric Vehicle requirements

14. City Council direct the Chief Planner, and Executive Director to consider the impact of changes in Parking Requirements for New Development on the economic modelling underlying Toronto's Inclusionary Zoning bylaw as part of the next review of the Inclusionary Zoning by-law.

 

15. City Council request the Province of Ontario to reconsider Community Benefits Charges in light of the savings for developers and the additional demand for public transit created by the changes in Parking Requirements for New Developments.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Housing Committee:

 

1. Requested the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report directly to the December 15, 2021 meeting of City Council on whether to apply the proposed parking rates to any future development on Blocks 2 and 4 in Plan of Subdivision 66M-2265 for 1400 Weston Road.

 

2. Requested the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to prepare a supplementary report directly to City Council with relevant information regarding the application of the proposed parking policy for new developments in areas outside of downtown.

 

The Program Manager Transportation Planning, City Planning gave a presentation on Recommended Parking Requirements for New Development.

 

The Planning and Housing Committee held a statutory public meeting on November 25, 2021 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin

(November 10, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Summary

This report recommends the adoption of Zoning By-law Amendments to the city-wide Zoning By-law 569-2013 to modify the current standards for automobile and bicycle parking. These standards were adopted by Council in 2013 and based on a series of studies conducted between 2005 and 2007. The majority of the regulations for parking spaces, and bicycle parking spaces were approved without modifications as per a Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Order dated October 3, 2019. The Zoning By-law Amendments respond to the request made by Planning and Housing Committee for a review of the City's parking requirements in the Zoning By-law 569-2013. The recommended Zoning By-law Amendments (Attachment 1 and 2) reflect staff's analysis, feedback received through public consultations, discussions with relevant City Divisions and Agencies, and research across other major cities.

 

Updating the City's parking standards to better manage auto dependency and achieve a better balance between building too much or too little parking ultimately contributes to building more sustainable and healthy communities. The City is facing several major challenges including a climate emergency; decreasing housing affordability; and increasing demand for mobility. While not sufficient on its own to overcome these challenges, more strategic, thoughtful management of the parking supply will contribute to addressing all of these challenges.

 

In order to achieve Council's target for net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, aggressive action must be taken to curb the emissions from the transportation sector. Minimum parking requirements lead to the overbuilding of parking and support the continued growth of those emissions. Introducing maximum parking permissions will slow that growth in automobile use and resultant emissions.

 

Housing affordability is a significant challenge in Toronto. The cost of constructing and maintaining parking is significant; minimum parking requirements limits households' ability to avoid those costs. Further, minimum parking requirements may result in households in multi-unit residential buildings who do not own automobiles subsidizing the cost of parking for other residents of the building who do. This is inequitable, as higher-income households are more likely to own automobiles.

 

Easily available parking encourages people to drive more often. More people driving contributes to worsening traffic congestion, slowing transit operating in mixed traffic and making it more difficult to improve travel conditions for alternatives like transit, walking and cycling. To accommodate the growing demand for travel that will come with the City's growing population and employment base, the City will need to promote more space efficient modes of travel and discourage automobile travel.

 

Recognizing these challenges, this review of the parking standards in the city-wide Zoning By-law 569-2013 was guided by the principle that parking standards should allow only the maximum amount of automobile parking reasonably required for a given use and minimums should be avoided except where necessary to ensure equitable access. New developments will still have to provide adequate parking onsite, and not assume residents will be able to park on street.

 

The resulting recommended Amendments to the Zoning By-law will more aggressively implement Official Plan policies related to discouraging auto dependence and encouraging walking, cycling and transit over other modes of passenger travel, clarify expectations related to the provision of infrastructure to support lower parking rates and simplify the Zoning By-law. The Amendments also support the City's climate action strategy, TransformTO, and Provincial land use policies, namely the Provincial Policy Statement and the Growth Plan (2019) as amended. Among other things, the Amendments would:

  • Create two new Parking Zones to administer the recommended parking rates;
  • Group existing land uses into categories to simplify and reduce the number of parking rates;
  • Eliminate most minimum parking standards;
  • Introduce maximum parking standards where they do not already exist, for most uses;
  • Eliminate the use of Parking Occupancy Rates;
  • Maintain or increase accessible parking requirements;
  • Introduce requirements for electric vehicle infrastructure and permissions for charging equipment within required parking space dimensions;
  • Increase "short-term" bicycle parking rates for residential uses in Bicycle Zone 1 and introduce a payment-in-lieu of bicycle parking provision;
  • Amend zone-specific regulations related to parking to accommodate the replacement of parking minimums with parking maximums; and
  • Introduce other requirements to support low parking rates.

These changes will reduce the growth of the City's parking supply while allowing those who need parking to have access to it. The removal of minimum parking standards does not remove existing parking, nor prevent new parking from being built. Staff will continue to work across divisions and agencies to advance the City's policy objectives related to parking, including further revisions to the Zoning By-law and a review of the City's current approach to residential on-street parking, front yard parking and boulevard parking.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 10, 2021) Report and Attachments 3 and 4 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on Recommended Parking Requirements for New Development
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173150.pdf
Attachment 1 - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173161.pdf
Attachment 2 - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment pertaining to Payment-in-Lieu of Bicycle Parking
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173151.pdf
Attachment 5 - Consultation Summary Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173152.pdf
Attachment 6 - Diagrams of Permitted Installation Locations for EV Infrastructure
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173162.pdf
(November 3, 2021) Notice of Public Meeting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172905.pdf
Presentation from the Program Manager Transportation Planning, City Planning on Recommended Parking Requirements for New Development
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173818.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(December 15, 2021) Revised Supplementary report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Recommended Parking Requirements for New Development (PH29.3a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-174408.pdf
Revised Attachment 1 - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-174409.pdf
Revised Attachment 2 - Memo - Economic Impacts of Removal of Minimum City Parking Standard
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-174410.pdf
Revised Attachment 3 - Sample of Mixed-Use and Residential Apartment Projects with at least One Planning Approval and Known Parking Requirements Active Between 2013 and 2019
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-174411.pdf
Revised Attachment 4 - Selling Price of Parking Spaces in Active High-Rise Developments
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-174412.pdf

Speakers

Rocky Petkov
Andy Choles, Long Branch Neighbourhood Association
Bradley Wentworth
Steven Vella
David Scrivener
Geoff Kettel, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (Fontra)
Rick Green, Federation of South Toronto Residents Associations
Councillor Paul Ainslie

Communications (Committee)

(November 7, 2021) E-mail from Michael Capotosto (PH.Main)
(November 22, 2021) E-mail from Davenport Triangle Residents Association (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-139885.pdf
(November 8, 2021) E-mail from Mel Rapp, Rapp Optical (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140006.pdf
(November 18, 2021) E-mail from Jesse de Leon (PH.New)
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Richard Lyall, Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140091.pdf
(November 22, 2021) E-mail from Shane Keulen (PH.New)
(November 22, 2021) E-mail from Jacob Givertz-Steel (PH.New)
(November 22, 2021) E-mail from Stephen de Rusett (PH.New)
(November 22, 2021) E-mail from Yoshua Wakeham (PH.New)
(November 19, 2021) E-mail from Jovana Jankovic (PH.New)
(November 19, 2021) E-mail from Ramsey Kilani (PH.New)
(November 19, 2021) E-mail from Bilal Akhtar (PH.New)
(November 20, 2021) E-mail from Conrad Owen (PH.New)
(November 22, 2021) Letter from Rick Green, Federation of South Toronto Residents' Association (FoSTRA) (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140170.pdf
(November 21, 2021) E-mail from Hardik Jogi (PH.New)
(November 21, 2021) E-mail from Daven Boparai (PH.New)
(November 22, 2021) E-mail from Luke Andrews (PH.New)
(November 22, 2021) E-mail from Philipp Angermeyer (PH.New)
(November 22, 2021) Letter from Anthony Fragale, Greenpark Group (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140171.pdf
(November 18, 2021) Letter from Jacob Dawang, More Neighbours Toronto (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140173.pdf
(November 22, 2021) E-mail from Andrei Korac (PH.New)
(November 23, 2021) E-mail from Keith Marshall (PH.New)
(November 7, 2021) E-mail from Kensington Residents Association (PH.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-139905.pdf
(November 22, 2021) E-mail from Sophie Paas-Lang (PH.New)
(November 22, 2021) E-mail from Daniel Frank (PH.New)
(November 22, 2021) Letter from Adam DaSilva, Executive Vice President, Stafford (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140266.pdf
(November 23, 2021) E-mail from Simon Tran (PH.New)
(November 23, 2021) E-mail from Kevin Linger (PH.New)
(November 23, 2021) E-mail from Barb Moore (PH.New)
(November 23, 2021) E-mail from Allen George (PH.New)
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Nadia Todorova, Executive Director, Residential Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140356.pdf
(November 24, 2021) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (PH.New)
(November 24, 2021) E-mail from Lauren Podmore (PH.New)
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Ene Underwood, Chief Executive Officer, Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140374.pdf
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Philip Pothen, Ontario Environment Program Manager, Environmental Defence (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140375.pdf
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Jeremy Alter, Vice President - Construction, The Goldman Group (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140384.pdf
(November 24, 2021) E-mail from Linda Brett, President, Bloor Street East Neighbourhood Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140377.pdf
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Mike Riccardi, Vice-President, Construction, Fernbrook Homes (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140380.pdf
(November 24, 2021) E-mail from Vicki McGregor (PH.New)
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Debbie Briggs, Summerhill Residents Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140425.pdf
(November 24, 2021) E-mail from Andrew Dodds (PH.New)
(November 24, 2021) E-mail from Alexandra Simpson (PH.New)
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Bryan Purcell, The Atmospheric Fund (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140430.pdf
(November 24, 2021) Letter from Judy Farvolden, University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140431.pdf
(November 25, 2021) Letter from Daryl Chong, Greater Toronto Apartment Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140434.pdf
(November 25, 2021) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chairs, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140438.pdf
(November 25, 2021) Letter from Michael Mestyan, Vice President, Development, Tridel Builders Inc. (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/comm/communicationfile-140410.pdf
(November 25, 2021) E-mail from Paul Bishop (PH.New)

Communications (City Council)

(November 28, 2021) E-mail from Adrianna Ascalon (CC.Main)
(November 29, 2021) Letter from Suzanne Goldberg, Director of Public Policy - Canada, ChargePoint Canada Inc. (CC.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142325.pdf
(December 1, 2021) E-mail from Kulotaman Paramanantharajah (CC.Main)
(December 3, 2021) E-mail from Jeff Mount (CC.Main)
(December 6, 2021) Letter from Gary Bensky, President, Wycliffe Homes (CC.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142328.pdf
(December 12, 2021) E-mail from Javed Nissar (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2021) E-mail from Jacob Givertz-Steel (CC.Supp)
(December 12, 2021) E-mail from Justin Bull (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Aditya Trivedi (CC.Supp)
(December 11, 2021) E-mail from Ke Xin (Crystal) Hu (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) Letter from Jacob Dawang, More Neighbours Toronto (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142603.pdf
(December 13, 2021) E-mail from Garnet Lollar (CC.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) Letter from Nadia Todorova, Executive Director, Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142615.pdf
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Sara O'Sullivan (CC.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Luke Bradley (CC.Supp)
(December 15, 2021) Letter from Peter Athanasopoulos, The Provincial Accessible Parking Task Force (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142829.pdf
(December 14, 2021) E-mail from Wendy Murphy (CC.New)
(November 10, 2021) Submission from Peter Athanasopoulos, The Provincial Accessible Parking Task Force (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-142841.pdf
(December 15, 2021) E-mail from Mark Stevenson (CC.New)

PH29.4 - Etobicoke Civic Centre - City-Initiated Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Final Report

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
3 - Etobicoke - Lakeshore
Attention
Bills 977, 978, and 979 have been submitted on this Item.

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend the City of Etobicoke Zoning Code and Zoning By-law 1088-2002 for the lands at 3755 Bloor Street West and the lands located south of Bloor Street West and west of Dundas Street west substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendments attached as Attachments 9 and 10 to the report (November 9, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

2. City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 for the lands at 3755 Bloor Street West substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 11 to the report (November 9, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

3. City Council authorizes the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Zoning By-law Amendments as may be required.

 

4.  City Council request CreateTO to ensure a Community Benefits Agreement is in place for construction of the Etobicoke Civic centre.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Housing Committee held a statutory public meeting on November 25, 2021 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin

(November 9, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Summary

The City of Toronto, in partnership with CreateTO, is proposing a new Etobicoke Civic Centre ("ECC") on City-owned lands located at the northeast corner of Dundas Street West and Kipling Avenue, municipally known as 3755 Bloor Street West. This report recommends approval of a City-initiated Zoning By-law Amendment to permit the new Etobicoke Civic Centre with municipal offices, market office space, an outdoor civic square, a community recreation centre, a medical clinic, a childcare centre, a café, a public art gallery, and a new Toronto Public Library district branch. The community recreation centre is proposed to have a gymnasium, aquatic centre, multi-purpose rooms, and fitness rooms.

 

The proposal is seeking to amend the former City of Etobicoke Zoning Code, as amended by Zoning By-law 1088-2002 and city-wide Zoning By-law 569-2013, to permit the building with heights varying from three storeys to 16 storeys and with a total gross floor area of 44,677 square metres. A total of 420 parking spaces managed by the Toronto Parking Authority ("TPA") are located within a two-level underground parking garage.

 

The recommended draft Zoning By-law Amendments are consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2020), conforms with A Place to Grow: Growth Plan (2020) and the City's Official Plan.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 9, 2021) Report and Attachments 1 to 8 and 12 to 14 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Etobicoke Civic Centre - City-Initiated Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173085.pdf
Attachment 9 - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment to Former City of Etobicoke Zoning Code and Zoning By-law 1088-2002 for the subject site
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173086.pdf
Attachment 10 - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment to Former City of Etobicoke Zoning Code and Zoning By-law 1088-2002 for Block 3
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173100.pdf
Attachment 11 - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment to City-Wide Zoning By-law 569-2013
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173101.pdf
(November 4, 2021) Notice of Public Meeting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-172907.pdf

PH29.5 - Implementing Tenants First: Authority to Enter Into a Municipal Capital Facilities Agreement for the Single-Family Homes being Transferred to the Non-Profit Housing Sector

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council adopt the updated Municipal Housing Facility By-law attached as Attachment 1 to the report (November 10, 2021) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and repeal Municipal Housing Facility By-law 1756-2019.

 

2. City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to negotiate and enter into, on behalf of the City, a municipal housing facility agreement (the City's Contribution Agreement) with the housing providers described in Table 2 in the Financial Impact section of this report to secure affordable housing in accordance with the updated Municipal Capital Facilities By-Law, (by-law 1756-2019 as revised by Recommendation 1), in return for the exemption from taxation for municipal and school purposes, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Shelter Support and Housing Administration and in a form approved by the City Solicitor.

 

3. City Council authorize an exemption from taxation for municipal and school purposes for the properties described in Attachment 2 to the report (November 10, 2021) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and periods of time described in Table 2 in the Financial Impact section this report, with the tax exemption being effective from the "Effective Date" of the City's Contribution Agreement.

 

4. City Council authorize the Controller to cancel or refund any taxes paid after the Effective Date of the City's Contribution Agreement.

 

5. City Council direct the City Clerk to give written notice of each By-law authorizing the municipal housing facility agreements to the Minister of Finance, and written notice of each By-law authorizing an exemption from taxation for municipal and school purposes to the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, and to the Toronto District School Board, the Toronto Catholic District School Board, le Conseil scolaire Viamonde, and le Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir, as appropriate.

Origin

(November 10, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration

Summary

Since 2016, through the Tenants First project, City Council has approved a series of recommendations to transfer a number of Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) units to the non-profit sector in order to narrow TCHC's direct operational responsibility for their portfolio of single-family homes.

 

In October 2020, City Council directed the TCHC Board of Directors to negotiate and transfer ownership and operations of the single-family homes portfolio to two successful proponents selected through a joint City-TCHC Request for Proposals (RFP) process: Circle Community Land Trust (CCLT) and Neighbourhood Land Trust (NLT). Prior to TCHC entering into negotiations, the City completed an extensive due diligence process with the proponents, including reviewing the financial modeling and City funding contributions for the portfolio.  

 

To support the financial viability of these transfers and to preserve this important stock of affordable housing, it is recommended the City offer a property tax exemption for the units being transferred to CCLT and the NLT. The recommended property tax exemption requires that the Municipal Capital Facilities By-Law be updated so this portfolio of single-family homes is eligible as a municipal housing project facility.   

 

This report seeks Council authority to enter into a municipal capital facility agreement with the non-profit housing providers for the purpose of providing the property tax exemption as well as other site-specific exemptions. This request is in alignment with the other elements of the by-law, and with the City's Community Housing Partnership Renewal Program. In exchange for the property tax exemptions, the monthly occupancy costs will be set at or below 90% of Average Market Rents. The majority of the units are currently and will remain deeply affordable through rent supplements. The property tax exemption will support the successful transfer of these homes to the non-profit housing sector.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 10, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on Implementing Tenants First: Authority to Enter Into a Municipal Capital Facilities Agreement for the Single-Family Homes being Transferred to the Non-Profit Housing Sector
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173137.pdf
Attachment 1- Updated Municipal Capital Facilities By-Law
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173138.pdf
Attachment 2 - List of TCHC's Single Family Home Properties for Transfer
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173139.pdf

PH29.7 - Lawrence Heights Revitalization - Phases 2 and 3 Interim Status and Budget Update

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
8 - Eglinton - Lawrence

Confidential Attachment - Contains financial information, supplied in confidence to the City of Toronto, which, if disclosed, could reasonably be expected to prejudice significantly the competitive position or interfere significantly with the contractual or other negotiations of a person, group of persons, or organization and contains information about a plan to be applied to any negotiations carried on or to be carried on by or on behalf of the City of Toronto.

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct that the financial information, supplied in confidence to the City of Toronto in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (November 10, 2021) from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, remain confidential in its entirety until such time as Toronto Community Housing Corporation agrees that the confidential information may be disclosed to the public.

 

2. City Council direct that the information about a plan to be applied to any negotiations carried on or to be carried on by or on behalf of the City of Toronto contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (November 10, 2021) from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat that pertains to City interest be disclosed to the public once Toronto Community Housing Corporation has selected a development partner and negotiations related to Phases 2 and 3 conclude.

 

3. City Council request that the General Managers of Transportation Services, Toronto Water, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and Children's Services include the updated public infrastructure cost estimates for Phase 1, 2 and 3, as outlined in Confidential Attachment 1, in the 2022-2031 Capital Budget and Plan and through future budget processes for approval, subject to consideration of all other City priorities and available funding.

 

4. City Council request the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, in consultation with the appropriate City Divisions, the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO and the President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation, to report to City Council by the third quarter of 2022 with the outcome of the TCHC procurement process and a recommended development partner, refined cost estimates and an update on funding opportunities to support the revitalization project.

 

5. City Council direct the General Managers of Toronto Water, Transportation Services, Children's Services, and Parks, Forestry and Recreation and request the Board of Directors of Toronto Community Housing Corporation to work together to advance the development of the Community Recreation Centre, to meet the Federal government's requirements and deadline for project completion, should the City receive federal funding to build the new Community Recreation Centre in Lawrence Heights.

 

6. City Council direct the General Managers of Toronto Water and Transportation Services to submit capital budgets that allow for a portion of the new road as part of Phase 2 to be constructed to support the construction of the community recreation centre.

 

7. City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to expedite design of the Lawrence Heights Community Recreation Centre with Children's Services, including moving forward with their procurement process and prioritizing completion of the new community recreation centre project by March 2026 to comply with the requirements of the federal government's Green and Inclusive Community Building Fund.

 

8. City Council request a full Community Benefits Agreement for the construction of Phases 2 and 3 of Lawrence Heights and that the plan be reported to the Planning and Housing Committee prior to finalizing.

 

9. City Council reaffirm with the new federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc and local Member of the Parliament for Eglinton-Lawrence and Minister of Public Safety, the Honourable Marco Mendicino the City's commitment to expedite the building of the new Lawrence Heights Community Recreation Centre in compliance with the March 2026 timeline, contingent on the City securing the Green and Inclusive Community Building funding to complete this crucially needed project.

Origin

(November 10, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat

Summary

On October 27, 2020, City Council adopted Item PH17.8, "Lawrence Heights Phases 2 and 3 - Initial Development Proposal". The Initial Development Proposal ("IDP") was provided to Council for approval in accordance with the new approval framework for Toronto Community Housing Corporation ("TCHC") revitalization projects. This approvals process framework was approved by Council in July 2019 and aims to provide the City with earlier insight into TCHC revitalization projects and ensure that they support wider city-building priorities.

 

The IDP provided an outline of the project concept for Phases 2 and 3 of the Lawrence Heights revitalization project reflecting the Lawrence Allen Secondary Plan approved by City Council in November 2011. It also summarized challenges and opportunities for achieving city-building objectives, provided preliminary public infrastructure cost estimates, provided details of stakeholder engagement activities, and outlined a series of next steps to advance the project.

 

This report provides Council with an update on the status of the project, and recommends approval of updated public infrastructure cost estimates so that these items can be included in divisional 2022 capital budget submissions. At the time the IDP was approved by Council in October 2020, the full financial implications were not reflected in the report. The preliminary public infrastructure cost estimates included were escalated from the City’s 2011 Lawrence Heights Financial Strategy which supported the 2011 Lawrence Allen Secondary Plan ("Secondary Plan"). The Secondary Plan was developed based on years of consultation with City Staff, residents and stakeholders and is the foundation for the first phase of revitalization at Lawrence Heights. To accommodate cost escalations from 2020 to 2021, the 2020 IDP costs have since been reviewed and escalated again to 2021 dollars (outlined in Confidential Attachment 1). These revised cost estimates have been reviewed by the respective City divisions and, subject to Council's approval of this report, will be included in divisional 2022 capital budget submissions for consideration through the budget process. Phase 1 cost escalations for the previously approved 2011 Financial Strategy for Lawrence Heights will also be included in 2022 capital budget submissions. Further refined and detailed budgets for Phases 2 and 3 of the revitalization project will be developed once a development partner has been selected and the detailed design of the project is finalized.

 

In additional to budget updates, this report provides Council with details of work done to-date by TCHC, City and CreateTO staff to: explore adding additional affordable housing onsite; secure third-party funding opportunities, advance the partner procurement process to select a development partner; create the community hub, and implement audit recommendations.

 

City Council's approval of the recommendations in this report would allow TCHC to proceed with a public RFP process in early 2022 to identify a development partner for Phases 2 and 3 of the Lawrence Heights revitalization project. Following the RFP process, and in line with the approvals process framework, City staff, in consultation with TCHC, will report back to Council in 2022 with details of the TCHC recommended development partner, refined budgets based on proposals received and an update on third-party funding opportunities. Once a development partner has been selected, a master planning process to advance phases 2 and 3 will commence in collaboration with TCHC and the developer, City and CreateTO staff, TCHC tenants and the local community.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 10, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat on Lawrence Heights Revitalization - Phases 2 and 3 Interim Status and Budget Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173167.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - Updated Cost Estimates and Cash Flow Projection

Speakers

Kira Heineck, Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness (TAEH)
Councillor Mike Colle

PH29.12 - Downsview Secondary Plan Update - Authorization to Enter into Agreements for Resourcing

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
6 - York Centre

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services to enter into any necessary agreements with Canada Lands Company Ltd. and Northcrest Developments to secure resources to the City for the update to the Downsview Secondary Plan, in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Origin

(November 9, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Summary

This report builds on the direction from City Council to update the Downsview Secondary Plan following the adoption of Site and Area Specific Policy 596 ("SASP 596") on approximately half of the lands covered by the Secondary Plan. Canada Lands Company Ltd and Northcrest Developments, the owners of the lands covered by SASP 596, have agreed to provide resources towards the updating of the Downsview Secondary Plan for up to two years. This report requests authorization for the City to enter into the necessary agreements to facilitate the resourcing.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 9, 2021) Report and Attachment 1 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Downsview Secondary Plan Update - Authorization to Enter into Agreements for Resourcing
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173093.pdf

PH29.15 - 2021 Toronto Heritage Grant Award

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
11 - University - Rosedale

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council approve the grant award for the 2021 Toronto Heritage Grant Program in the amount of $58,800.00 for the Audley Court Apartments located at 68 Kendal Avenue, to assist the property owner in funding the scope of conservation work generally described in the report (November 5, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

2. City Council direct that the use of the grant award outlined in Recommendation 1 above, be limited to only the conservation work approved by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and that the issuing of the grant award be subject to the grant recipient satisfying all conditions as set out in the Letter of Understanding between the City and the grant recipient, Metropolitan Toronto Condominium Corporation Number 704.

Origin

(November 5, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Summary

This report recommends the approval of a grant totalling $58,800.00 for the restoration of the historic balconies of the Audley Court Apartments located at 68 Kendal Avenue under the Toronto Heritage Grant Program. Grants shall be awarded for up to, but not more than, half of the eligible costs for the restoration project. 

 

The Toronto Heritage Grant Program provides matching grant funds for eligible heritage conservation work of residential properties or tax exempt properties in the City of Toronto designated under Part IV or V of the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA). Applicants may receive a grant once every five years for up to 50% of the cost of eligible conservation work. Owners of non-house form buildings and any tax exempt properties including house-form buildings may be eligible for a grant equivalent to 50% of the cost of eligible conservation work, with no maximum limit.

 

The Toronto Heritage Grant Program is administered by Heritage Planning (HP), City Planning.  The City Planning 2021 Operating Budget has a remaining balance of $58,800.00 to be allocated before the end of the fiscal year.

 

The Audley Court Apartment located in the Annex neighbourhood originally constructed in 1912, is an example of this early period of apartment architecture within Toronto. Designed by local architect Joseph Hunt Stanford, it displays many characteristics of the Edwardian Classical Revival style. In the 1980s the building was converted into a condominium with 8 units. 

 

The Audley Court Apartments is listed on the City of Toronto's Heritage Register.  The property meets Ontario Regulation 9/06, the criteria prescribed for municipal designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the OHA under all three categories of design and physical, historical associative, and contextual value.

 

The application from the Metropolitan Toronto Condominium Corporation No. 704, owners of the Audley Court Apartments, is recommended for a grant award and that the issuing of the grant award be subject to the grant recipient satisfying all conditions as set out in the Letter of Understanding between the City and the grant recipient including the property being designated under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 5, 2021) Report and Attachment 1 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on 2021 Toronto Heritage Grant Award
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173080.pdf

15a - 2021 Toronto Heritage Grant Award

Origin

(November 17, 2021) Letter from Toronto Preservation Board

Summary

At its meeting on November 17, 2021, the Toronto Preservation Board considered Item PB28.7, a report (November 5, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on 2021 Toronto Heritage Grant Award.

 

This report recommends the approval of a grant totalling $58,800.00 for the restoration of the historic balconies of the Audley Court Apartments located at 68 Kendal Avenue under the Toronto Heritage Grant Program. Grants shall be awarded for up to, but not more than, half of the eligible costs for the restoration project. 

 

The Toronto Heritage Grant Program provides matching grant funds for eligible heritage conservation work of residential properties or tax exempt properties in the City of Toronto designated under Part IV or V of the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA). Applicants may receive a grant once every five years for up to 50 percent of the cost of eligible conservation work. Owners of non-house form buildings and any tax exempt properties including house-form buildings may be eligible for a grant equivalent to 50 percent of the cost of eligible conservation work, with no maximum limit.

 

The Toronto Heritage Grant Program is administered by Heritage Planning (HP), City Planning.  The City Planning 2021 Operating Budget has a remaining balance of $58,800.00 to be allocated before the end of the fiscal year.

 

The Audley Court Apartment located in the Annex neighbourhood originally constructed in 1912, is an example of this early period of apartment architecture within Toronto. Designed by local architect Joseph Hunt Stanford, it displays many characteristics of the Edwardian Classical Revival style. In the 1980s the building was converted into a condominium with 8 units. 

 

The Audley Court Apartments is listed on the City of Toronto's Heritage Register.  The property meets Ontario Regulation 9/06, the criteria prescribed for municipal designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the OHA under all three categories of design and physical, historical associative, and contextual value.

 

The application from the Metropolitan Toronto Condominium Corporation No. 704, owners of the Audley Court Apartments, is recommended for a grant award and that the issuing of the grant award be subject to the grant recipient satisfying all conditions as set out in the Letter of Understanding between the City and the grant recipient including the property being designated under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 17, 2021) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board on 2021 Toronto Heritage Grant Award
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173675.pdf

PH29.16 - 141 Bathurst Street and 579 Richmond Street West - Notice of Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
10 - Spadina - Fort York
Attention
The Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (PH29.16b with recommendations).

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council state its intention to designate the property at 141 Bathurst Street (entrance address 581 Richmond Street West), under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, in accordance with the Statement of Significance: 141 Bathurst Street, (Reasons for Designation) attached as Attachment 3 to the report (October 27, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

2. City Council state its intention to designate the property at 579 Richmond Street West under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, in accordance with the Statement of Significance: 579 Richmond Street West (Reasons for Designation) attached as Attachment 4 to the report (October 27, 2021) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

3. If there are no objections to the designations, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the bills in Council designating the properties under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Housing Committee:

 

1. Requested the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report directly to the December 15 and 16, 2021 meeting of City Council on the following:

 

a. A review of the Statement of Cultural Heritage Value and attributes for the property located at 141 Bathurst Street, including the description of the property and ownership of the adjacent laneway; and,

 

b. A review of the Statement of Cultural Heritage Value and attributes for the property located at 579 Richmond Street, especially the capped chimney.

Origin

(October 27, 2021) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Summary

This report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the listed heritage properties at 141 Bathurst Street, entrance address 581 Richmond Street West, and 579 Richmond Street West, under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

The properties at 141 Bathurst Street and 579 Richmond Street West are located on

the south-east corner of the intersection of Bathurst Street and Richmond Street West.  The property at 141 Bathurst Street contains a two-storey, buff brick-clad factory building constructed in 1900 for E. C. Walker & Sons, Ltd., hat manufacturers, with a rare set-back from the adjacent streets within a rear yard. 579 Richmond Street West contains a four-and-a-half storey, red brick-clad factory building, constructed in 1913 for the Independent Cloak Co. according to the designs of the architect Isadore Feldman. These two early 20th-century factories exhibit an Industrial Classical style and, with their finely detailed and proportioned brick facades, contribute to the distinctive heritage character of the King-Spadina neighbourhood, which is grounded in its early-mid 20th-century transformation as the city's primary manufacturing hub and its fashion district identity. 

 

The properties at 141 Bathurst Street and 579 Richmond Street West were listed on the City's Heritage Register in 2017 and both properties were identified as contributing properties within the proposed King-Spadina Heritage Conservation District, adopted by City Council in 2017 and currently under appeal. Following additional research and evaluation under Ontario Regulation 9/06, the provincial criteria prescribed for municipal designation, it has been determined that the properties at 141 Bathurst Street and 579 Richmond Street West merit designation under Part IV Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for their design, associative and contextual value.

 

An application has been submitted to amend the zoning by-law to permit the redevelopment of the properties at 141-161 Bathurst Street and 579-591 Richmond Street West with a 12-storey non-residential building containing retail uses at the ground level and office uses above. This development proposal comprises Phase 1 of a larger development which also includes the sites at 555 Richmond Street West and 550 Adelaide Street West (Phase 2). The phase 1 and phase 2 development proposals are being reviewed concurrently.

 

The heritage buildings at 141 Bathurst Street and 579 Richmond Street West are proposed to be conserved while two listed house-form buildings at 159 and 161 Bathurst Street are proposed to be demolished.  Staff's further research and additional analysis determined these listed house-form buildings at 159 and 161 Bathurst Street do not meet the criteria under O. Reg. 9/06 required to merit designation under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act.  

 

In June 2019, the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 (Bill 108) received Royal Assent. Schedule 11 of this Act included amendments to the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA). The Bill 108 Amendments to the OHA came into force on July 1, 2021, which included a shift in Part IV designations related to certain Planning Act applications. Section 29(1.2) of the OHA now restricts City Council's ability to give notice of its intention to designate a property under the OHA to within 90 days after the City Clerk gives notice of a complete application.

 

The City Clerk issued a notice of complete application for the redevelopment of the properties on September 24, 2021. City Council must make a decision and issue a Notice of Intention to Designate the subject properties no later than December 23, 2021.

 

Designation enables City Council to review proposed alterations, enforce heritage property standards and maintenance, and refuse demolition. 

Background Information (Committee)

(October 27, 2021) Report and Attachments 1 to 4 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on 141 Bathurst Street and 579 Richmond Street West - Notice of Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-173077.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(December 14, 2021) Supplementary report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on 141 Bathurst Street and 579 Richmond Street West - Notice of Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act (PH29.16b)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-174416.pdf

16a - 141 Bathurst Street and 579 Richmond Street West - Notice of Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act

Origin

(November 17, 2021) Letter from Toronto Preservation Board

Summary

At its meeting on November 17, 2021 the Toronto Preservation Board considered Item PB28.3, a report (March 5, 2021) from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning on 41 Bathurst Street and 579 Richmond Street West - Notice of Intention to Designate under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.