City Council

Meeting No.:
43
Contact:
Marilyn Toft, Manager
Meeting Date:
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Phone:
416-392-7032
Start Time:
9:30 AM
E-mail:
councilmeeting@toronto.ca
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall/Video Conference

This meeting of City Council will be conducted with Members participating in person and remotely and the proceedings of City Council will be conducted publicly.

 

Notice to people writing to Council: The City of Toronto Act, 2006 and the City of Toronto Municipal Code authorize the City of Toronto to collect any personal information in your communication or presentation to City Council or its committees. The City collects this information to enable it to make informed decisions on the relevant issue(s). If you are submitting letters, faxes, e-mails, presentations or other communications to the City, you should be aware that your name and the fact that you communicated with the City will become part of the public record and will appear on the City’s website. The City will also make your communication and any personal information in it – such as your postal address, telephone number or e-mail address – available to the public, unless you expressly request the City to remove it.

 

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).

 

May 6, 2022

 

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Routine Matters - Meeting 43

RM43.1 - Call to Order

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Summary

- O Canada

- Moment of Silence

Background Information

Condolence Motion for John William Bosley
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-225724.pdf
Condolence Motion for Kathleen Llewellyn-Thomas
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-225725.pdf
Condolence Motion for Janette O'Hagan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-225726.pdf
Condolence Motion for Ron Watson
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-225715.pdf
Condolence Motion for Alan Weingarten
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-225716.pdf

RM43.2 - Confirmation of Minutes

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Summary

City Council will confirm the Minutes from the regular meeting held on April 6 and 7, 2022.

RM43.3 - Introduction of Committee Reports and New Business from the Mayor and City Officials

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Summary

Deferred Committee Items:

 

Item GL29.10
Item NY30.8  

 

Report of the Executive Committee from Meeting 32 on May 4, 2022

Submitted by Mayor John Tory, Chair

 

Report of the Civic Appointments Committee from Meeting 28 on April 12, 2022

Submitted by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong, Chair   

 

Report of the Economic and Community Development Committee from Meeting 29 on April 28, 2022

Submitted by Councillor Michael Thompson, Chair

 

Report of the General Government and Licensing Committee from Meeting 30 on April 29, 2022

Submitted by Councillor Paul Ainslie, Chair

 

Report of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee from Meeting 29 on April 26, 2022

Submitted by Councillor Jennifer McKelvie, Chair 

 

Report of the Planning and Housing Committee from Meeting 33 on April 27, 2022

Submitted by Councillor Ana Bailão, Chair

 

Report of the Striking Committee from Meeting 10 on April 11, 2022

Submitted by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong, Chair

 

Report of the Etobicoke York Community Council from Meeting 31 on April 19, 2022

Submitted by Councillor Mark Grimes, Chair

 

Report of the North York Community Council from Meeting 31 on April 20, 2022

Submitted by Councillor James Pasternak, Chair

 

Report of the Scarborough Community Council from Meeting 31 on April 25, 2022

Submitted by Councillor Jennifer McKelvie, Chair

 

Report of the Toronto and East York Community Council from Meeting 32 on April 21, 2022

Submitted by Councillor Gord Perks, Chair

 

New Business submitted by the Mayor and City Officials 

RM43.4 - Declarations of Interests

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Summary

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

RM43.5 - Petitions

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Summary

Members of Council may file petitions.

RM43.6 - Presentations, Introductions and Announcements

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Summary

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

RM43.7 - Review of the Order Paper

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Summary

City Council will review the Order Paper.

Administrative Inquiry - Meeting 43

IA43.1 - Regarding Casa Lomaís North of Austin Terrace Site

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
The City Manager has submitted an Answer to this Inquiry (IA43.1a).

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

Origin

(May 2, 2022) Letter from Councillor Josh Matlow

Summary

Councillor Josh Matlow has submitted the following Administrative Inquiry:

I am submitting this administrative inquiry under Municipal Code S27-61 to seek information regarding the operation of Casa Loma, specifically the North of Austin Terrace site. Given that the tenant started work in preparation for “Michelin star fine dining” restaurant in the subject site, questions have been raised as to whether City Staff are enforcing the applicant’s obligations under the lease agreement with the City.

 

Since being selected as the operator of Casa Loma, the Liberty Entertainment Group has unquestionably revitalized the heritage site. The site now has upgraded facilities, a new restaurant, and signature events.

 

The item at Council that awarded the RFP to Liberty in 2013 was EX 35.2 - Casa Loma   Request for Proposals - Operator for Main House and Grounds. The Staff Recommendations for the item clearly delineated the North of Austin Terrace as a separate entity, intended for a different use and/or operator:

 

6. City Council request that the Casa Loma Corporation review options for the north portion of the Casa Loma complex, including consideration of issuance of an Request for Expressions of Interest, and in doing so:

a.  identify a vision and uses for the north portion of the Casa Loma complex;

b.  ensure the vision and uses proposed are complimentary to the heritage, tourism and event uses at the Main House and Grounds;

c.  preclude the sale of City owned lands; and

d.  provide that the review process includes significant community and key stakeholder consultation.

 

Nine years later and there still does not appear to be any significant movement by City Staff on this Council direction. That’s why it was particularly concerning when community members made my office aware of significant work taking place on the site in preparation for a private restaurant, without notice, permission, or consultation.

 

While the construction was halted, only due to my office’s intervention, Staff informed me in a November 2021 meeting that the restaurant was allowed in the lease and reiterated the same in a February 23rd, 2022 meeting with interested residents. This statement ran counter to advice I had received from Staff in the spring of 2021, and is inconsistent with the Operating Agreement, which specifies that the entirety of the North of Austin Terrace site, including the tunnel, potting shed, garage, stables and grounds “…will continue to be included in the Heritage Attraction Offering”. The community and I have yet to receive an explanation for this discrepancy.

 

Moreover, unlike the Main House of Casa Loma, the North of Austin Terrace site is not subject to the revenue sharing agreement with the City. It is of great concern that this push to privatize the space would not have even benefitted the public financially.

 

Of further concern is the disregard of the tenant’s obligation to hold public meetings. The lease agreement states that the “Tenant acknowledges that Casa Loma and its operation are matters of importance to City of Toronto residents. The Tenant agrees to hold at least one (1) community input session every year to permit neighbours and other interested citizens to comment on Casa Loma operations.” Yet, these annual community input sessions do not appear to have occurred.

 

Casa Loma is owned by Toronto residents. The City has a responsibility to ensure that it is operated in the public interest with full transparency. The North of Austin Terrace site, in particular, was meant to be a site that showcased our history and helped tell Toronto’s story. The push to privatize this space is concerning and warrants answers to the following questions:

 

1.  What guidance, instruction, or communication with respect to uses of the North of Austin Terrace did Staff provide to Liberty Entertainment group from 2020-2022?

 

2.  What advice or information was Staff relying on when they told the local Councillor and, subsequently, local residents that the lease allowed for a restaurant in the North of Austin Terrace site?

 

3.   Can the minutes and any associated materials including, but not limited to, presentations, handouts, and proposals from the Casa Loma Corporation Boards September 28th meeting regarding the item “North Campus Lease negotiations” be made public in the response from the City Manager?

 

4.  Has a Request for Expressions of Interest regarding the future of the North of Austin Terrace been issued?

 

5.  Has the tenant fulfilled their obligation to hold annual public meetings?

 

6.  Has the tenant made the agreed-upon $7.2 million capital upgrade investment?

 

7.  What rent (base + percentage, if applicable) has the tenant paid the City in each year since assuming operating control of Casa Loma, including participation rents from museum admission and the restaurant?

Background Information

(May 2, 2022) Administrative Inquiry from Councillor Josh Matlow on Casa Lomaís North of Austin Terrace Site (IA43.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ia/bgrd/backgroundfile-225295.pdf
(May 10, 2022) Answer from the City Manager Regarding Casa Lomaís North of Austin Terrace Site (IA43.1a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ia/bgrd/backgroundfile-225630.pdf

Communications

(May 10, 2022) Letter from Robert Levy, President, Casa Loma Residents Association (IA.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ia/comm/communicationfile-149916.pdf

Deferred Items - Meeting 43

GL29.10 - Application for Approval to Expropriate Parts of 2 and 90 Bloor Street East for the Bloor-Yonge Capacity Improvement Project - Stage 1

(Deferred by City Council from April 6, 2022 - 2022.GL29.10)
Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
11 - University - Rosedale

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 to acquire the Project Requirements as set out in Appendix A to the report (March 8, 2022) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and as illustrated on the property sketch attached as Appendix B to the report (March 8, 2022) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and as Approving Authority, authorize the initiation of expropriation proceedings for the Project Requirements for the purposes of expanding the Bloor-Yonge interchange station as part of the Bloor-Yonge Capacity Improvement project.

 

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 Land for the Project Requirements, to forward to the Ontario Land Tribunal any requests for hearings received, to attend the hearing(s) to present the City's position, and to report the Ontario Land Tribunal's recommendations to City Council for its consideration.

Origin

(March 8, 2022) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management

Summary

This report seeks authority to initiate expropriation proceedings for fee simple and temporary easement takings from both freehold and leasehold properties located in the properties municipally known as 2 Bloor Street East and 90 Bloor Street East (the "Project Requirements"), for the purposes of expanding the Bloor-Yonge interchange station as part of the Toronto Transit Commission Bloor-Yonge Capacity Improvement project.

 

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

 

Staff will 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 could take possession of the expropriated property, offers of compensation based on appraisal reports must be served on each registered owner.

Background Information (Committee)

(March 8, 2022) Report and Appendices A - C from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management on Application for Approval to Expropriate Parts of 2 and 90 Bloor Street East for the Bloor-Yonge Capacity Improvement Project - Stage 1
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-222632.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(March 21, 2022) Letter from Julie Lesage on behalf of Frank J. Sperduti, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (GL.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/gl/comm/communicationfile-146454.pdf
(March 21, 2022) Letter from Art Phillips, Director of Development, 200101 Ontario Incorporated, 2001103 Ontario Incorporated, 1451023 Ontario Incorporated (GL.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/gl/comm/communicationfile-146455.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(March 31, 2022) Letter from Frank J. Sperduti, on behalf of Brookfield, Border Ladner Gervais, LLP (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/comm/communicationfile-149096.pdf
(March 31, 2022) Letter from Art Phillips, Director of Development, 200101 Ontario Inc., 2001103 Ontario Inc. and 1451023 Ontario Inc. (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/comm/communicationfile-149097.pdf

NY30.8 - 5800 Yonge Street - Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision Applications - Request for Direction

(Deferred by City Council from April 6, 2022 - 2022.NY30.8) (Deferred by City Council from March 9, 2022 - 2022.NY30.8)
Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
18 - Willowdale

Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the City Solicitor and appropriate City staff to attend the Ontario Land Tribunal in opposition to the current Application regarding the Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision Approval appeals for the lands at 5800 Yonge Street and to continue discussions with the Applicant in an attempt to resolve outstanding issues.

 

2. In the event that the Ontario Land Tribunal allows the appeals in whole or in part, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to request that the issuance of any final Orders be withheld until such time as the City Solicitor advises that:

 

a. the final form and content of the draft Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments are to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning;

 

b. the owner has addressed the outstanding issues raised by Engineering and Construction Services as they relate to the Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision applications identified in the Memorandum dated April 6, 2020, to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services;

 

c. community benefits and other matters in support of the development are secured in a Section 37 Agreement executed by the owner and registered on title to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor; and

 

d. the Conditions of Draft Plan Approval respecting the proposed Draft Plan of Subdivision are in a form and content acceptable to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, prepared in consultation with the City Solicitor and appropriate City Divisions.

 

3. In the event that the Ontario Land Tribunal allows the appeals in whole or in part, City Council approve a development charge credit against the Parks and Recreation component of the Development Charges for the design and construction by the applicant of the Above Base Park Improvements to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation; such development charge credit shall be in an amount that is the lesser of the cost to the applicant of designing and constructing the Above Base Park Improvements, as approved by the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and the Parks and Recreation component of development charges payable for the development in accordance with the City's Development Charges By-law, as may be amended from time to time.

 

4. City Council authorize the City Solicitor and City staff to take any necessary steps to implement City Council's decision.

Origin

(January 31, 2022) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District

Summary

On January 31, 2020, an Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision applications were submitted to permit the development of 34 and 37 storey residential towers on individual base buildings, and 37 and 44 storey residential towers linked by a 2 and 4 storey base building containing residential, retail and office uses. The application proposes to provide two new public streets: a portion of a north-south extension of Beecroft Road with a 26 metre wide right-of-way, and a new east-west street with a 20 metre wide right-of-way linking Yonge Street and the future Beecroft Road extension. The applicant is also proposing a new public park located on the west side of the future Beecroft Road which would be combined with the parkland dedication on the lands to the north to create a larger consolidated public park.

 

The applications propose a total gross floor area of 117,826.9 square metres (111,188.0 square metres of residential, 4,601.7 square metres of office, 1,255.6 square metres of retail, and 781.5 square metres of daycare) with a Floor Space Index of 3.6 times the area of the lot. The applications were deemed complete on February 25, 2020.

 

On August 31, 2021, the applicant filed an appeal with the Ontario Land Tribunal ("OLT") on the application due to Council not making a decision within the 120-day time frame in the Planning Act. The applicant's appeal letter advises the OLT that they will be requesting approval of a revised proposal which has not yet been submitted to the City for circulation and review by staff.

 

This report recommends that the City Solicitor with the appropriate City staff attend the OLT hearing to oppose the application in its current form and to continue discussions with the Applicant to resolve outstanding issues.

Background Information (Community Council)

(January 31, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 to 10 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision Applications for 5800 Yonge Street
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-198962.pdf

Executive Committee - Meeting 32

EX32.1 - ConnectTO Program Update

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the Province of Ontario to:

 

a. ensure that incremental investments in broadband from other orders of government are made in urban areas and directed to fill gaps in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area;

 

b. identify provincially-owned fibre assets that can be leveraged to help close the digital divide – such as in schools, hospitals and traffic corridors; and

 

c. review existing legislation to include provisions on open access to telecommunications cabling and trenching activities for all developments.

 

2. City Council request the Government of Canada to:

 

a. ensure that incremental investments in broadband from other orders of government are made in urban areas and directed to fill gaps in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area;

 

b. recognize that high-speed internet is an essential service, and formalize a definition of affordability that combines fixed and mobile internet costs as a percentage of household income;

 

c. collect and share local level data on fibre infrastructure assets, internet speeds, and internet service terminations/collection activities, where permissible and in cooperation with Internet Service Providers; and

 

d. request that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission examine supports for municipal carriers who wish to promote access to their fibre broadband networks for public and private service providers.

 

3. City Council forward this report for information to appropriate Federal Departments, Provincial Ministries, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.

 

4. City Council direct the Chief Technology Officer, Technology Services to explore the specific opportunities outlined in the report (March 16, 2022) from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and Chief Technology Officer, Technology Services as well as other opportunities in continued consultation with Toronto's tech community, anti-poverty groups and potential end users, to help bridge connectivity gaps in the shorter-term for communities in need.

 

5. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to examine the inclusion of broadband access as a matter of public interest in appropriate sections within the City of Toronto Official Plan, as well as the identification of opportunities to integrate the provision of broadband infrastructure into the land use and development process in order to complement and advance the Plan's social, economic and environmental goals, with this work to start in 2023 as part of the ongoing Municipal Comprehensive Review.

 

6. City Council discontinue the Prudent Avoidance Policy for Siting Telecommunication Towers and Antennas, recognizing that evidence as outlined in the report (March 16, 2022) from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and Chief Technology Officer, Technology Services shows that the policy is no longer required, and that removing this policy will assist the City of Toronto in maximizing opportunities to extend high-speed internet access across Toronto.

 

7. City Council request the Chief Technology Officer, Technology Services to report back to the Executive Committee in 2023 to provide a further progress update on the ConnectTO program.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Chief Technology Officer, Technology Services gave a verbal presentation on the Item.

Origin

(March 16, 2022) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and Chief Technology Officer, Technology Services

Summary

At its February 2, 3 and 5, 2021 meeting, City Council approved the phased implementation of ConnectTO, a collaborative program that aims to centralize stewardship of municipal resources and assets to deliver on the City's equity and connectivity goals.

This report provides an update on the first phase of the ConnectTO program, and seeks City Council's endorsement of the proposed next steps for the creation of a City of Toronto Municipal Broadband Network (MBN). The intention is that the Municipal Broadband Network will be a City-owned, high-speed fibre broadband internet network that will support municipal operation and services, connect City-owned facilities, and that will be accessible to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in order to provide high-speed internet services directly to Toronto residents and businesses. This report also seeks City Council's support for proposed requests to other levels of government to improve infrastructure and address the digital divide.  

Since February 2021, staff have executed the ConnectTO Phase 1 work plan as directed by Council and built on the momentum of 2020 to continue expanding internet connectivity in several Neighbourhood Improvement Area communities. Specific updates and outcomes included in this report are:

 

- Expanded Free Wi-Fi in Community Centres and Toronto Community Housing common areas, as well as launching a Youth Learning & Work Placement Program through the Digital Canopy initiative in Tower Neighbourhoods;

 

- Continued partnerships with Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to research and analyse digital access, responsible data collection and management, and the social impacts of ConnectTO;  


Initiated development of a Digital Equity Policy for the City of Toronto;

 

- Continued monitoring of Federal and Provincial initiatives, including activities of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC);

 

- Continued leading regular dialogue with other big cities coast-to-coast, in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), and with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), seeking alignment on broadband priorities; and

 

- Conducted ConnectTO Municipal Broadband Network Phase 1 pre-tender information-gathering and issued a Negotiated Request for Proposals (nRFP) seeking suppliers to deploy fibre and provide low-cost high-speed internet access to 6,700 residential and business units in several Neighbourhood Improvement Areas. No responses to the Negotiated Request for Proposals were received.

 

It is clearer than ever that access to broadband, also known as high-speed internet service, is necessary for Torontonians to equitably participate in the economy and day-to-day life. Through 2020 and 2021, the experiences of Torontonians have highlighted the presence of a digital divide in our city, and that high-speed internet access is essential to the resiliency of our city and its residents. Toronto has the opportunity to leverage its assets and expertise in public service delivery to create an Municipal Broadband Network. The Municipal Broadband Network will not situate the City of Toronto as an Internet Service Provider, but will instead enhance local competition by bringing more capacity to Toronto's internet service market for a broader range of private or public Internet Service Providers. These efforts will also help the City of Toronto leverage its assets in partnerships with Internet Service Providers to make high quality and reliable internet more accessible for all residents, regardless of their financial means or circumstances.

Based on research, review of relevant jurisdictions, lessons learned from the Phase 1 Negotiated Request for Proposals, consideration of sustainable business models and expert advice, Technology Services is seeking City Council support for the proposed approach and high-level planning, administration, and governance activities required over the next three years to facilitate longer-term deployment of a City of Toronto Municipal Broadband Network. In following this approach, staff anticipate Municipal Broadband Network construction may be able to commence by 2024 and proceed longer-term by deploying fibre infrastructure assets in parallel with planned construction projects.

Once fully implemented, the Municipal Broadband Network would enhance the City's high-speed fibre broadband capacity, lower costs incurred by the City for its own network services, and provide the necessary infrastructure to support more robust competition in Toronto's internet service market. The City aims to achieve these outcomes by:

 

- Connecting City buildings, facilities and public spaces through a City-owned, high-capacity fibre broadband network (i.e. "the middle mile");

 

- Collaborating with private ISPs to provide affordable, high-quality internet services to residents and businesses (i.e. the "last mile");

 

- Creating opportunities for private Internet Service Providers to access City-wide fibre network infrastructure; and

 

- Ensuring that revenue or savings realized through the Municipal Broadband Network is re-invested to support connectivity in communities with a priority focus on Indigenous, Black and equity-deserving communities.

 

Given the long-term nature of an Municipal Broadband Network implementation, this report also outlines several opportunities to help bridge connectivity gaps in the shorter-term for communities in need.

This report aligns with, and supports the report from the Chief Technology Officer entitled City of Toronto Digital Infrastructure Strategic Framework: A new Principles-based approach for the planning and use of technology and data in Toronto which is also being considered by the Executive Committee on March 30, 2022.

Engineering and Construction Services, Social Development, Finance and Administration, Toronto Employment and Social Services, Purchasing and Materials Management, Toronto Public Health, People and Equity, Economic Development and Culture, City Planning, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Transportation Services, Corporate Real Estate Management, Legal Services, and the City Manager's Office were consulted in the preparation of this report. In addition, Toronto Community Housing, Toronto Public Library, and CreateTO were consulted on this report.

Background Information (Committee)

(March 16, 2022) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and Chief Technology Officer, Technology Services on ConnectTO Program Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224474.pdf
(March 16, 2022) Attachment 1 - Decision History
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224475.pdf
(March 16, 2022) Attachment 2 - Updated Jurisdictional Scan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224476.pdf
(March 16, 2022) Attachment 3 - University of Toronto's School of Cities Social Impacts Survey
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224477.pdf
(March 16, 2022) Attachment 4 - ConnectTO Phase 1 Pre-Tender Information-Gathering Online Questionnaire Results Summary
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224478.pdf
(March 16, 2022) Attachment 5 - Ryerson University's Digital Equity Policy Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224479.pdf
(March 16, 2022) Attachment 6 - Toronto Public Health Prudent Avoidance Policy Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224480.pdf
ConnectTO Program Presentation by Chief Technology Officer, Technology Services Division
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224473.pdf

Speakers

(March 30, 2022) Larry Whatmore, President, Scarborough Community Renewal Organizatino (SCRO)
(March 30, 2022) Nour Abdelaal, Ryerson Leadership Lab
(March 30, 2022) Azin Tabrizi, CEO, Met-Scan Canada Ltd.
(March 30, 2022) Bianca Wylie, Tech Reset Canada
(May 4, 2022) Bob Murphy, Toronto ACORN
(May 4, 2022) Earl Leblanc, Toronto ACORN
(May 4, 2022) Alejandro Gonzalez Rendon, Toronto ACORN
(May 4, 2022) Beulah Paul, Toronto ACORN
(May 4, 2022) Kiri Vadivelu, Toronto ACORN
(May 4, 2022) Bianca Wylie, Tech Reset Canada
(May 4, 2022) Daniel Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer / Chief Technology Officer, Beanfield Technologies Inc.
(May 4, 2022) Miguel Avila-Velarde
(May 4, 2022) Serge Cormier, CEO, SkyChoice Communications

Communications (Committee)

(March 27, 2022) E-mail from Dan Armstrong, CEO, Beanfield Metroconnect (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-148700.pdf
(March 28, 2022) E-mail from Larry Whatmore, President, Scarborough Community Renewal Organization (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-148696.pdf
(March 29, 2022) Letter from Robert Malcolmson (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-148697.pdf
(March 29, 2022) E-mail from Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 12, Toronto - St. Paul's (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-148698.pdf
(March 30, 2022) E-mail from Serge Cormier, CEO, SkyChoice Communications (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-148699.pdf
(May 2, 2022) Letter from Dan Armstrong, CEO, Beanfield Metroconnect (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-149579.pdf
(May 3, 2022) Letter from Sean Galbraith, MCIP, RPP, President/Principal Planner, Galbraith and Associates, Inc. (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-149618.pdf
(May 4, 2022) E-mail from Miguel Avila-Velarde (EX.New)
(May 4, 2022) Presentation from Serge Cormier, CEO, SkyChoice Communications (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-149682.pdf

Declared Interests (Committee)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Mayor John Tory - because of his continued involvement with the Rogers family, trust and companies, out of an abundance of caution which relates to through Rogers Communications Inc., which provides telephone and cellular services, and other services within the City.
Written Declaration: https://secure.toronto.ca/council/declared-interest-file.do?id=10956

1a - Supplementary Report on ConnectTO Program Update

Origin
(April 26, 2022) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and Chief Technology Officer
Summary

This report provides information on the ConnectTO program requested by the Executive Committee at its March 30, 2022 meeting, as well as overall clarification of the approach and priorities of the ConnectTO program.

 

At its February 2, 3 and 5, 2021 meeting, City Council approved the phased implementation of ConnectTO, a collaborative program that aims to centralize stewardship of municipal resources and assets to deliver on the City's equity and connectivity goals.

 

At the March 30, 2022 meeting of the Executive Committee, staff provided an update on the first phase of the ConnectTO program (item EX31.8). This report seeks City Council's endorsement of the proposed next steps for the ConnectTO program. The ConnectTO program aims to build and connect City-owned fibre to improve and expand the existing City-owned fibre network. Currently, the City's operational connectivity – the backbone for all digital infrastructure used to deliver City services – is enabled through a combination of City-owned and leased fibre.

 

ConnectTO firstly aims to more effectively leverage the City's existing investment in City-owned fibre and limit the current need to lease fibre from the private sector to reduce costs and improve security, reliability and availability of City services. Secondly, in the longer term, excess capacity in this improved City-owned fibre network has the potential to be leveraged for public benefit, such as bridging the digital divide.

 

The City owns and operates City-owned network infrastructure to deliver City services -- especially in critical areas such as water, transit, and traffic management -- and employs staff with the required technical skills, credentials, and expertise to do so. Owning network infrastructure improves security, reliability and availability of critical services, as well as reduces external costs to the City. Interconnecting City-owned fibre better enables the City to embed security by design across its network. Through centralizing the oversight, standardization, governance, and coordination of divisional fibre network activities, the City will interconnect City assets to deliver effective and efficient City services while reducing business and cybersecurity risk – consistent with other leading organizations. This is aligned with the ongoing centralization of technology and cybersecurity governance activities – recommended by the Auditor General and being led by Technology Services and Office of the Chief Information and Security Officer -- which includes setting the required best practices and standards for technology to mitigate cyber and enterprise technology risk.

 

An interconnected City-owned fibre network has the potential to unlock value for public good. With reliable and secure connectivity capacity, the City can deploy and sustain more Smart City solutions such as public Wi-Fi, sensors for environmental protection, machine learning for data-driven decision-making, smart traffic signals, connected green buildings, and other opportunities. In addition, creates potential revenue opportunities by leasing unused fibre strands to private Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and contributes to a smart local economy that is connected.

 

Engineering and Construction Services, Office of the Chief Security Officer, Social Development, Finance and Administration, Economic Development and Culture, Legal Services, and Toronto Public Library contributed in the preparation of this report.

Background Information (Committee)
(April 26, 2022) Revised Report from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services and Chief Technology Officer on Supplementary Report on ConnectTO Program Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-225023.pdf
Revised Attachment 1 - Deferral Motion Questions and Issues on ConnectTO Update Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-225024.pdf

EX32.2 - Implementing Tenants First: Toronto Seniors Housing Corporation

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Confidential Attachment - Contains labour relations 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.

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that: 

 

1. City Council, as Shareholder, direct the Board of Directors of Toronto Community Housing Corporation to flow all necessary existing net operational funding to Toronto Seniors Housing Corporation in 2022 to support their operations, including funding for the Integrated Service Model, as approved by the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services in consultation with the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

 

2. City Council approve one-time funding of $4.804 million in 2022 from 2021 funding temporarily allocated to the Tax Rate Stabilization Reserve Fund to fund incremental transitional costs for Toronto Seniors Housing Corporation, and City Council request that future ongoing costs be submitted for City Council's consideration through the annual budget process.

 

3. City Council receive the letter from the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Toronto Seniors Housing Corporation regarding the appointment of the Corporation's Chief Executive Officer.

 

4. City Council direct that Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (April 20, 2022) from the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services, remain confidential in its entirety as it contains labour relations 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.

Origin

(April 20, 2022) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services

Summary

In May 2021, City Council directed the incorporation of Toronto Seniors Housing Corporation (TSHC) as well as the adoption of a shareholder direction and recruitment of a Chief Corporate Officer and Transition Lead. Council also provided principles to guide negotiations between TSHC and Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) for the transition of operations.

 

This report recommends a path forward through the transitional period in 2022 and includes the following: 

 

1. Request for the allocation of one-time funding from the City of Toronto for 2022 transitional costs;

2. Report back on the activities of the Senior Tenant Advisory Committee (STAC) as directed by MM38.51;

3. Report back on the newly appointed CEO of TSHC and the Board-approved executive compensation policy; and

4. Update on key activities related to the upcoming transition of operations from TCHC,

 

With approval of the recommendations in this report, TSHC will be well positioned to successfully take on the operations and responsibility for the seniors housing portfolio.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 20, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 and 2 from the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services on Implementing Tenants First: Report back on Toronto Seniors Housing Corporation
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224739.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1

Speakers

Bill Lohman

Communications (Committee)

(May 3, 2022) Letter from Bill Lohman, STAC member (EX.New)

EX32.3 - Removal of Harbour Lead Line and Keating Rail Yard

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
14 - Toronto - Danforth
Attention
A communication has been submitted on this Item.

Confidential Attachment - Potential litigation that affects the City of Toronto and contains advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services to negotiate and enter into any necessary agreements and to seek the necessary approvals to remove the Harbour Lead Line and Keating Rail Yard on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Deputy City Manager and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

2. City Council request the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services to, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, and other relevant stakeholders, develop an implementation plan for removing the Harbour Lead Line and Keating Rail Yard.

 

3. City Council request the Board of Directors of CreateTO to request the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO working in partnership with City staff, to report to the Board of Directors of CreateTO with a summary of the implications and opportunities resulting from the removal of the Harbour Lead Line and Keating Rail Yard.

 

4. City Council direct that Confidential Attachment 1 to the supplementary report (May 2, 2022) from the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services and the City Solicitor remain confidential in its entirety as it is about potential litigation and contains advice which is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

Origin

(March 16, 2022) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services

Summary

The purpose of this report is to request City Council approval for the removal of the Harbour Lead Line and Keating Rail Yard in the Port Lands. As shown in Attachment 1, the Harbour Lead Line runs southeast from Metrolinx's Wilson Yard and over the Don River; it then runs east along Lake Shore Boulevard East, south along Leslie Street and west on Unwin Avenue; in sum, it connects the Port Lands to the Union Station Rail Corridor. The Keating Rail Yard is located on the north side of Lake Shore Boulevard East, east of the Don Roadway.

 

As this report describes in further detail below, removing the Harbour Lead Line would produce a number of benefits for the City and its partners. In addition to both capital and operational cost savings, immediate cycling and Pedestrian safety and public realm improvements could be obtained within the Lake Shore Boulevard East corridor between the Don Roadway and Carlaw Avenue. Waterfront Toronto is currently overseeing the implementation of the Lake Shore Boulevard East Bridge and Public Realm project within this section, and, provided that Council approves the recommendations below, there is a time-limited opportunity to modify Waterfront Toronto's proposed designs to reallocate space made available by removing the Harbour Lead Line to implement cycling and pedestrian safety, and public realm design enhancements.

 

Over the past 10 to 15 years, the main user of the Harbour Lead Line has been Toronto Water, with deliveries to the Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant. The last shipment to PortsToronto's 8 Unwin Avenue facility was in 2010. The last shipment to the CanRoof facility at 560 Commissioners Street was in 2014. In 2018, a portion of the Harbour Lead Line along Leslie Street was removed to facilitate the sale of 675 Commissioners Street (at Leslie Street) to Canada Post, effectively shutting down the line. Prior to this shutdown, overall rail volumes saw a general decline from a monthly volume of 1,100 cars per month in 1985, to less than 200 per month in the late 1990s, to only 13 cars per month in the 2010s (three cars ran at night once weekly for Toronto Water).

 

Within this context, City and CreateTO staff, analyzed the costs and benefits of the removal versus reinstatement of the Harbour Lead Line. Apart from the line's declining use and 2018 shutdown, staff are of the view that there are a number of reasons for recommending the removal of the Harbour Lead Line and Keating Rail Yard:

 

- The benefits of reinstatement do not justify the associated capital, operational, and maintenance costs needed to bring the rail spur to contemporary industrial standards; and

 

- The typical port operations and current and emerging industrial/commercial activities within the Port Lands primarily depend on efficient truck and marine access, as opposed to rail service, to service local supply chains. Although the Port handled about 2.2 million tonnes of cargo in 2021 the vast majority of material was in the form of bulk goods such as salt, sugar, aggregate and construction steel, the vast majority of which are intended for immediate local use and as such are best transported by truck. 

 

Furthermore, the removal of the Harbour Lead Line and Keating Rail Yard would generate a variety of potential benefits to the City, its waterfront partners and the public, including:

 

- As noted above, the removal would benefit future redevelopment projects in the Port Lands and enable several roadway, public realm, pedestrian and cyclist safety improvement opportunities along Lake Shore Boulevard East, the Don Roadway, and the Broadview Avenue extension, among others; and

 

- The removal would result in significant capital and future operating cost savings for the City, CreateTO and PortsToronto. Consultants retained by the City estimated that the cost of reinstating the Harbour Lead Line to operational use to be approximately $50 million. In addition to reconstructing and lengthening the rail bridge over the Don River, these costs would include reconstructing the entire line and signals to reflect contemporary rail operational/regulatory requirements and a new modernized rail yard.

 

The City completed a study related to rail access, referred to as the Toronto Port Lands – Rail Access Assessment Review. The study undertaken in response to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal settlement requirement for Official Plan Amendment 387, concluded the costs of retaining and modernizing the Harbour Lead Line and Keating Rail Yard far exceeded the benefits. The study included consultation with Port Area businesses/industries. Given the local nature of the shipping activity that occurs in the Port Lands, long distance rail service is not considered optimal for present and future distribution needs. Transportation Services is also advancing the development of a Port Lands-wide Truck Access Management Strategy intended to identify the recommended approach for ensuring continued truck access for goods movement, including identifying reliable and redundant truck routes in and out of the Port Lands. The Strategy is being advanced in accordance with the September 2020 executed Goods Movement Minutes of Settlement from the Port Lands Phase 1 hearing and is anticipated to be completed by the end of this year. The Strategy will be used to inform completion of further Environmental Assessments and detailed design exercises.

 

Following the Harbour Lead Line's operational suspension in March 2018, Toronto Water eliminated rail deliveries to the Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant and instituted deliveries by truck. As a result, operations at the Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant no longer rely on deliveries by rail.

 

In November 2021, Metrolinx signaled their intent to proceed with Wilson Yard Expansion project but has recently deferred implementing the project until further notice. As planned, the scope of the project includes the decommissioning and removal of the Metrolinx owned portion of the Harbour Lead Line. To date, Metrolinx has not shared timelines associated with removal of the Harbour Lead Line with the City. As seen in Attachment 2, the removal of this 750 metre portion of the line would effectively sever the Harbour Lead Line's only practical connection to the Union Station Rail Corridor.

 

PortsToronto has confirmed that the competitive advantage of the Port of Toronto does not depend on rail access. PortsToronto relies on truck and marine access, and the Port’s proximity to downtown Toronto, which enables the efficient servicing of local supply chains. Noting the significant capital expenditures that would be required to restore the Harbour Lead Line to operational status, as well as ongoing operational costs, PortsToronto has indicated that there is no business case for the line and it is of the view that public funds would be better spent on improvements to the Port Lands transportation network. These improvements, including the reconstruction and re-alignment of Unwin Avenue from Leslie St. to Cherry Street, including the replacement of the existing single lane Bailey Bridge, have also been identified by the City as important capital investments in both the Port Lands Planning Framework and Port Lands and South of Eastern Transportation and Servicing Masterplan. One key improvement, the full restoration of the Bascule Bridge approach and bridge spans over the Ship Channel, will be partially funded by the City and is underway. Discussions regarding the other identified capital improvements, described above and in the Comments section below, are ongoing between the City and PortsToronto.    

 

Moving forward, City and CreateTO staff will develop an implementation plan for removing the Harbour Lead Line and Keating Rail Yard, and study the implications and opportunities resulting from their removal. Given the potential heritage significance of the Harbour Lead Line to the legacy of the Port Lands and its cultural heritage landscape, City staff will investigate cost-effective measures for commemorating and/or conserving elements of the Harbour Lead Line and Keating Rail Yard in consultation with Heritage Planning staff, integrated with current public realm projects along Lake Shore Boulevard East being advanced by the City working with Waterfront Toronto.

Background Information (Committee)

(March 16, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 and 2 from the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services on Removal of Harbour Lead Line and Keating Rail Yard
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224481.pdf

Speakers

Paul Scrivener

Communications (Committee)

(March 28, 2022) Letter from Colin Evans, Senior Manager, Lands and Environment, Votorantim Cimentos (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-148703.pdf
(March 29, 2022) E-mail from Chris Galway, Sr. Land Manager, Lafarge Canada Inc. (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-148701.pdf
(March 29, 2022) E-mail from Bart Kanters, Chair, TIN Port Group (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-148702.pdf
(May 3, 2022) Letter from Craig McLuckie, President, Toronto Industry Network (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-149643.pdf
(May 3, 2022) Letter from Chris Galway, Sr. Land Manager, GTA & Eastern Ontario, Lafarge Canada Inc. (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-149644.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(May 10, 2022) Letter from Craig McLuckie, President, Toronto Industry Network (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/comm/communicationfile-149867.pdf

3a - Update on Removal of Harbour Lead Line and Keating Rail Yard

Confidential Attachment - Potential litigation that affects the City of Toronto and contains advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege.
Origin
(May 2, 2022) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services and City Solicitor
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide additional information about the proposed removal of the Harbour Lead Line and Keating Rail Yard, as described in the report to this Committee dated March 16, 2022. Entitled "Removal of the Harbour Lead Line and Keating Rail Yard", the report was originally scheduled for the Executive Committee's meeting of March 30, 2022, but was deferred to allow for further consultations with the Toronto Industry Network (TIN) and industries within the Port Lands area.

 

In letters to the March 30, 2022 Executive Committee meeting, TIN and Port Lands area industries expressed concern about a lack of consultation related to the findings of the March 16, 2022 staff report; further, the organizations took the position that rail service is an important component of any modern port facility. Accordingly, City staff met with representatives of TIN on two occasions:

 

- April 5, for a meeting dedicated to Harbour Lead Line issues; and

 

- April 14, for a meeting of the Port Industries Liaison Committee, where Harbour Lead Line issues were discussed as part of a longer agenda.

 

Toronto's port is not currently dependent on rail access. City staff have determined that, should trends in goods movement change in the future, it is physically possible to reinstate the Harbour Lead Line at a future date on lands managed by Transportation Services, as well as lands owned and managed by CreateTO. In order to justify investments to reintroduce the rail line, there would have to be significant growth in industrial demand for rail service in Toronto's Port Lands; a strong business case would have to be made.

 

In addition to providing a summary of the above consultations, this report also provides advice from the City Solicitorwithin the attached confidential report regarding ongoing discussions with Ports Toronto about the Harbour Lead Line (Confidential Attachment 1).

Background Information (Committee)
(May 2, 2022) Supplementary Report from the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services and the City Solicitor on Update on Removal of Harbour Lead Line and Keating Rail Yard
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-225283.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1

EX32.4 - 2022 Education Property Tax Levy and Clawback Rate By-Law

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention


Bill 406 has been submitted on this Item.

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council adopt the 2022 tax rates for school purposes, as shown in column II, which will generate an education tax levy on rateable properties for 2022 of $2,128,186,311 in accordance with Ontario Regulation 400/98 as amended, prescribing such rates for the City of Toronto, of which $4,783,977 is to be retained by the City pursuant to Ontario Regulation 121/07:

 

Column I

Column II

Property Class

2022 Tax Rates for Education Levy

 Residential

0.153000 percent

 Multi-Residential

0.153000 percent

 New Multi-Residential 

0.153000 percent

 Commercial 

0.880000 percent

 Commercial Shared Payment-in-Lieu

0.980000 percent

 Industrial

0.880000 percent

 Industrial Shared Payment-in -Lieu

1.0672200 percent

 Pipelines

0.880000 percent

 Farmlands

0.038250 percent

 Managed Forests

0.038250 percent

 

2. City Council adopt the following property tax capping polices for the 2022 taxation year:

 

a. limit tax increases for the commercial, industrial, and multi-residential property classes by capping taxes at 10 percent of the preceding year’s annualized taxes, by opting to have subsection 292(1), paragraph 1, of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, apply for the 2022 taxation year;

 

b. continue to provide that the 10 percent cap on tax increases apply to any property within the commercial, industrial and multi-residential classes, regardless of whether the property had reached full Current Value Assessment taxation levels in a prior year, subject to the threshold adopted in Part c. below.  

 

c. for the purposes of subsection 292(1), paragraphs 3 and 4 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, adopt a threshold limit of $500 to determine the taxes for municipal and school purposes, such that properties that are within $500 (plus or minus) of their full Current Value Assessment level of taxation in the current year are taxed at full Current Value Assessment taxation levels for the year, and are therefore excluded from capping/claw-back provisions for that year.

 

3. City Council adopt reductions in tax decreases for the 2022 taxation year on properties in the commercial, industrial and multi-residential property classes by the percentage of the tax decrease set out in Column II in order to recover the revenues foregone as a result of capping, and to allow the decrease percentages set out in Column III:

 

Column I

Column II

Column III

(Property Class)

(Clawback

Percentage)

(Allowable

Decrease)

Commercial

81.187053 percent

18.812947 percent

Industrial

70.963057 percent

29.036943 percent

Multi-residential

100.00 percent

0.00 percent

 

4. City Council authorize a one-time draw from the Tax Rate Stabilization Reserve in 2022 to maintain Council's previously approved 2022 municipal tax levy and the education levy set out in Recommendation 1 above, in an amount sufficient to fully offset any shortfall in the clawback amount for the Multi-Residential property tax class for the 2022 taxation year, in order to maintain consistency with Council's tax capping policies from prior years, in an amount not to exceed $47,000.

 

5. City Council authorize the introduction of the necessary bills in Council to give effect to Council's decision.

Origin

(April 20, 2022) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Summary

This report recommends adoption of the 2022 education tax rates and education property tax levy for school purposes, as required by legislation. The City of Toronto levies and collects education taxes on behalf of the Province of Ontario, based on the education tax rates set out in Ontario Regulation 400/98.

 

This report also recommends continuing the policy of limiting (capping) allowable tax increases in 2022 to a maximum of 10 percent of a property's prior year's taxes, for any property in the commercial, industrial and multi-residential tax classes that would otherwise experience a property tax increase of greater than 10 percent and where the tax increase is greater than $500.

 

The costs of capping protection will be funded by withholding (clawing-back) a portion of the tax decreases that would otherwise be experienced by other properties within each class, as has been the City's practice since 1998, and for 2022 for the first time since capping policies were adopted in 1998, by a one-time draw from the Tax Rate Stabilization Reserve to fund a shortfall in available clawback within the multi-residential tax class. This report recommends the percentage of the tax decreases that must be withheld (the ‘clawback’ rates) in order to fund the capping limit on properties in the commercial, industrial and multi-residential property classes, as provided for by legislation.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 20, 2022) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on 2022 Education Property Tax Levy and Clawback Rate By-Law
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224733.pdf

EX32.6 - Intergovernmental Partnerships and Advocacy Efforts to Advance the City's HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
Mayor's First Key Matter and first Item of business on Wednesday, May 11th

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council authorize the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to enter into and execute any agreements, including any amendments and extension of such agreements, with the Province of Ontario for funding to support the City’s delivery of supportive housing units on terms and conditions satisfactory to the City Manager, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

2. City Council request the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada to support the City's 2023-2024 Housing Recovery and Resilience Plan outlined in this report, to deliver 4,000 additional affordable rental and supportive homes by end of 2024, composed of:

 

a. 2,500 supportive housing opportunities through acquisitions, modular housing, re-purposing existing stock and investments in operating costs for support services; and

 

b. 1,500 affordable housing through housing benefits (including the Canada-Ontario Housing Benefit).

 

3. City Council re-iterate its requests to the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada to fully fund the amount needed, as outlined in the 2022 Operating Budget, to address COVID-19 related financial impacts including in shelters and to provide support services for people moving out of  homelessness to permanent housing.

 

4. City Council re-iterate its requests to the Province of Ontario to provide $7 billion in outstanding capital and operating funding by 2030, to support delivery of the HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan, and allocate funds collected from Toronto through the Non-resident Speculation Tax, to the City of Toronto as one funding tool to help partially fund this outstanding commitment.

 

5. City Council re-iterate its requests to the Government of Canada to provide $6.5 billion in outstanding capital and operating funding by 2030, to support delivery of the HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan, and to allocate funds collected from Toronto through the Underused Housing Tax, to the City of Toronto as one funding tool to help partially fund this outstanding commitment.

 

6. City Council re-iterate its request to the Province of Ontario to address the adequacy and structure of social assistance by implementing a new standard flat rate structure for both the Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program that:

 

a. uses a data-informed and evidence-based approach to annual social assistance rate increases, equalizes the benefit rate across the Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program, and better supports recipients to meet their basic needs, including the cost of housing; and

 

b. equalizes the Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program rent scales paid to Torontonians living in social housing with the housing benefit paid to Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program recipients living in private market rentals.

Origin

(April 20, 2022) Report from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat and General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration

Summary

Since early 2020 to March 2022, the City of Toronto and its partners across various sectors have made significant progress advancing the HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan (HousingTO Plan), while at the same time, continuing to manage COVID-19 related challenges. This includes moving over 10,000 people previously experiencing homelessness into permanent housing (including private rental, supportive, and rent- geared-to income housing); opening approximately 770 new supportive homes; and expanding renter support programs such as the Eviction Prevention in the Community (EPIC), Rent Bank and housing benefit programs.

 

Additionally, in large part due to the federal Rapid Housing Initiative, plus City capital and financial incentives and the Canada-Ontario Housing Benefit, the City is on track to exceed the targets in the 24-Month COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Response Plan (24-Month Plan). The 24-Month Plan, which aimed to expedite delivery of the HousingTO Plan as an urgent response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, requested federal and provincial investments to deliver 2,000 new supportive and 1,000 affordable homes by end of 2022. In addition to the new homes mentioned above, there are over 17,000 other affordable rental and supportive homes in the City's development pipeline.

 

Maintaining our homelessness services, and concurrently creating new supportive housing opportunities for people experiencing homelessness are key priorities for the City of Toronto. For 2022, the City requested $288 million in COVID-19 related emergency operating funding for shelters (part of $1.4 billion in COVID-19 pressures included in the 2022 Operating Budget) plus $27 million in one-time operating funding for supportive housing from the federal and provincial governments. As reported to City Council (Item MM42.33), as of April 2022, the remaining COVID-19 funding shortfall for shelters was estimated at $248 million; the $27 million in supportive housing requested from the province also remains outstanding ($275 million in total).

 

The Province recently announced that, in partnership with the federal government, it will allocate a combined $127 million through a fifth round of the Social Services Relief Fund (SSRF) province-wide. While the City awaits further details on its allocation amount and how it can be used, additional funding commitments will be required to manage the 2022 operating pressures. An ongoing commitment of $48 million per year (beginning in 2023) for the 2,000 supportive housing opportunities created through the 24-Month Plan is also needed.

 

On November 9, 2021, through Item EC25.5, City Council directed staff to report back with an estimated breakdown of the costs necessary to ensure everyone living in shelters, including hotels as well as 24-hour respite sites could receive a one-year rental subsidy to enable independent living, and cost analysis for additional funding needed for housing supports for individuals who are unable to live independently, affirming housing as a human right and providing a housing-first approach to end homelessness.

 

On November 25, 2021, through Item PH29.6, staff were directed to develop a broad public educational and advocacy campaign, in consultation with interested Councillors, on the funding needed from the Federal and Provincial governments required to end homelessness and to meet the targets and timelines in the HousingTO Plan.

 

This report responds to Council's requests. It also highlights that although access to a deeply affordable home/rent subsidy will help some people exit homelessness, an estimated 47% of people (4,508 individuals) using Toronto's shelter system are chronically homelessness, and also need access to a range of wraparound health and social services. These supports are necessary to help them achieve and maintain housing stability, and improve their health and socio-economic outcomes long term.

 

Recognizing that the lack of available rental supply in the city has also made it challenging to secure housing to move people out of homelessness, it is vital that all orders of government invest in creating new housing supply. To increase the supply of new rental homes and support the overall delivery of the HousingTO Plan, this report recommends that City Council re-iterate its request the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada to commit to funding the HousingTO Plan, in part by allocating the funds collected (from Toronto) through the Non-resident Speculation Tax and the Underused Housing Tax, respectively, to the City of Toronto to create new affordable and supportive housing. The funds collected through these tools, which are designed to reduce "unaffordability" and lack of supply brought on by market speculation, could be used to support public and non-profit housing acquisitions and development projects, and increase the supply of permanently affordable and supportive homes across Toronto. Additional funding tools and programs will be required from all orders of government to fully fund the HousingTO Plan by 2030.

 

Additionally, this report recommends that Council re-iterate its previous requests to the Province of Ontario to revise social assistance rates, based on data and evidence including housing market conditions and increases to the overall cost of living. This change is urgently needed to prevent more households from falling into deep poverty, housing precarity or homelessness.

The report also recommends that City Council request the Province of Ontario to adjust the social assistance rent scales for those Torontonians living in social housing who are in receipt of Ontario Works (OW) or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) supports, and make them equal to the rent scales applied for OW/ODSP recipients who live in private rental housing. Equalizing the rent scales for OW/ODSP recipients would allow the City to direct the $80 million it currently spends each year shoring up the provincial benefit programs, to the City's own housing priorities.

 

Homelessness is a complex systemic problem that cannot be solved by any one organization or sector, and therefore, requires integrated system responses. Addressing the converging homelessness and opioid challenges in Toronto will require new and enhanced investments in housing and healthcare by all orders of government. It will also require strong coordination with community health and hospital partners, Indigenous organizations and non-profit and private sector housing organizations.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 20, 2022) Report and Attachment 1 from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat and General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on Intergovernmental Partnerships and Advocacy Efforts to Advance the City's HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224837.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(May 4, 2022) Letter from Mayor John Tory (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/comm/communicationfile-149656.pdf

EX32.7 - CivicLabTO: Advancing a Culture of Innovation and Collaboration

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the City Manager to negotiate and enter into non-binding Memorandums of Understanding with post-secondary institutions collaborating with the City in order to provide a framework for research, innovation and other projects as part of the CivicLabTO program by setting out shared goals and opportunities for collaboration.

Origin

(April 21, 2022) Report from the City Manager

Summary

This report responds to City Council's request on January 29, 2020, for an update on item EX 12.5, "Advancing a New Culture of Innovation and Partnership", and provides information on CivicLabTO and the Toronto Civic Accelerator Program (TCAP), two key initiatives that advance strategic and innovative partnerships between the City and public and private sector partners.  The report offers details on the current status of the Toronto Civic Accelerator Program and summarizes the accomplishments of CivicLabTO, including the progress made in streamlining the approval process of procuring research services from academic institutions.  Strategic Partnerships and the Purchasing and Materials Management Division (PMMD) continue to consult on opportunities to leverage the procurement process in support of CivicLabTO with additional work to be completed over the second and third quarters of 2022, and a report back to City Council planned for early 2023.

 

This report recommends that the City Manager be given authority to negotiate and enter into new non-binding Memorandums of Understanding with each Toronto Higher Education Institution to replace the existing Memorandums of Understanding that are now expiring.  The Memorandums of Understanding provide a framework for research, innovation, and other projects as part of the CivicLabTO program by setting out shared goals and opportunities for collaboration.

 

Though delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Strategic Partnerships and Technology Services have consulted on the design and development of the Toronto Civic Accelerator Program (TCAP) to allow the City to strategically engage sector partners in the co-development of innovative solutions to City challenges.  In addition to other procurement and partnership opportunities, TCAP is meant to leverage the talent and innovation of Toronto's strong technology and start-up sector.  This report highlights some key guiding principles and program updates.

 

Led by Strategic Partnerships, CivicLabTO is a long-term strategic program that creates a more systematic approach to post-secondary collaborations.  CivicLabTO connects students, faculty, researchers, and City staff to advance city-building goals through research, program design and evaluation, student learning opportunities, and expert problem-solving opportunities.  This report highlights the achievements of CivicLabTO and the program's impact on strengthening the culture of collaboration and innovation in the City of Toronto.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 21, 2022) Report from the City Manager on CivicLabTO: Advancing a Culture of Innovation and Collaboration
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224830.pdf

Speakers

Bianca Wylie, Tech Reset Canada

EX32.8 - Toronto Water 2021 Year End Capital Budget and 2022-2031 Capital Plan Adjustments

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the reallocation of cashflows in the amount of $51.708 million in 2021 for acceleration and deferral of projects within Toronto Water’s approved 2021 Capital Budget and 2022-2030 Capital Plan, with offsetting acceleration and deferral cashflow reallocation adjustments in the equal amount in 2022, 2023 and 2024 within Toronto Water's Approved 2022 Capital Budget and 2023-2031 Capital Plan to align with project delivery, as presented in Schedule A (Part A and B) to the report (March 30, 2022) from the General Manager, Toronto Water, with a zero Budget impact.

 

2. City Council authorize the reallocation of 2021 cashflows and project costs in Toronto Water's approved 2021 Capital Budget and 2022-2030 Capital Plan in the amount of $2.772 million from projects that have been completed under budget to those requiring additional funding in the same amount as presented in Schedule A (Part C) to the report (March 30, 2022) from the General Manager, Toronto Water, with a zero Budget impact.

Origin

(April 13, 2022) Letter from the Budget Committee

Summary

At its meeting on April 13, 2022, the Budget Committee considered Item BU46.1 and made recommendations to City Council.

 

Summary from the report (March 30, 2022) from the General Manager, Toronto Water:

 

This report requests City Council's authority to amend Toronto Water's Approved 2021 Capital Budget by adjusting project costs and cash flows to align with year-end expenditures and project progress.  The adjustments will have a zero dollar impact on the 2021 Capital Budget.

 

This report requests City Council's authority to amend Toronto Water's Approved 2022 Capital Budget and 2023-2031 Capital Plan by adjusting project costs and cashflows contained within the Budget and Plan, respectively, to align the 2022 Capital Budget and 2023-2031 Capital Plan with the final 2021 capital expenditures and project progress. The adjustments will have a zero dollar impact on the 2022 Capital Budget and 2023-2031 Capital Plan and will align the budget and plan with Toronto Water's capital project delivery schedule and program requirements.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 13, 2022) Letter from the Budget Committee on Toronto Water 2021 Year End Capital Budget and 2022-2031 Capital Plan Adjustments
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224588.pdf
(March 30, 2022) Report and Schedule A from the General Manager, Toronto Water on Toronto Water 2021 Year End Capital Budget and 2022-2031 Capital Plan Adjustments
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224589.pdf

EX32.9 - Adjustments to Capital Budget, Carry Forward Funding and Future Year Commitments

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council approve additional carry forward funding of $545.2 million from unspent capital projects funding as detailed in Appendix 1a and 1b to the report (April 5, 2022) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, in order to continue work on previously approved capital projects in 2022 and beyond, and that the 2022 Approved Tax and Rate Supported Capital Budgets for respective City Programs and Agencies be adjusted accordingly.

 

2. City Council approve year-end budget adjustments to the 2021 Approved Tax and Rate Supported Capital Budgets as detailed in Appendix 2 to the report (April 5, 2022) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

Origin

(April 13, 2022) Letter from the Budget Committee

Summary

At its meeting on April 13, 2022, the Budget Committee considered Item BU46.2 and made recommendations to City Council.

 

Summary from the report (April 5, 2022) from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer:

 

During the 2022 tax and rate supported budget processes, City Council approved a combined $1.082 billion of previously approved unspent capital projects to be carried forward to 2022-2026. The approved carry forward amount was based on an initial estimate based on projections available at the time of budget development, prior to 2021 year-end closing. With the 2021 fiscal year closed in March 2022, City Programs and Agencies have finalized the 2021 actual project spending as well as the total carry forward request. As a result, the purpose of this report is to seek Council's approval for an additional $545.2 million of tax and rate supported carry-forward funding, of which $163.7 million to be carried to 2022 and $381.5 million to 2023 to 2026, to enable staff to complete 2021 and prior year approved capital projects. The increased carry forward funding was mainly driven by lower 2021 actual expenditures compared to budget due to sustained impacts from public health measures and supply chain disruption throughout 2021, which were more adverse than anticipated particularly due to the emergence of the Omicron wave at year-end.

 

With the additional carry forward request, the total capital carry forward funding will be $1.627 billion, and the total Council approved 2022 tax and rate supported Capital Budgets including previously approved carry forward amount will be $5.683 billion. The revised total carry forward funding is equivalent to 28.6 percent of the total tax and rate supported Capital Budget.

 

This report also brings forward in-year rate and tax supported Capital Budget adjustment requests for 2021 and future years. Approval of these requests are needed as City Council's authority is required to continue with the project delivery.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 13, 2022) Letter from the Budget Committee on Adjustments to Capital Budget, Carry Forward Funding and Future Year Commitments
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224590.pdf
(April 5, 2022) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on Adjustments to Capital Budget, Carry Forward Funding and Future Year Commitments
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224591.pdf
Appendix 1a - Additional Carry Forward Funding by Program
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224592.pdf
Appendix 1b - Additional Carry Forward Funding by Project
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224593.pdf
Appendix 2 - 2021 Year-End Adjustment Request
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224594.pdf

EX32.10 - St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts Redevelopment - CreateTO

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
13 - Toronto Centre

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:  

                        

1. City Council endorse the building program for the new reimagined St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, as more particularly itemized in Attachment 2 to the report (March 30, 2022) from the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO.

 

2. City Council direct the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO and the Chief Executive Officer, TO Live, along with the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to:

 

a. explore options for and complete the schematic design process to reimagine the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, informed by the existing, secured funding as outlined in the TO Live State of Good Repair budget and the building program outlined in Attachment 2 and the heritage approach and principles outlined in Attachment 1 to the report (March 30, 2022) from the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO;

 

b. complete an updated Class D cost estimate;

 

c. provide an update to the project budget and funding strategy;

 

d. explore the opportunity for a renovation budget for the existing building. 

 

3. City Council direct the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, and the Chief Executive Officer, TO Live, along with the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to report back to the Executive Committee and City Council in the second quarter of 2023 with updates including: the completed schematic design, the project costs based on a Class D estimate, the business model and funding strategy.

Origin

(April 12, 2022) Letter from CreateTO

Summary

At its meeting on April 12, 2022, the Board of Directors, CreateTO considered Item RA30.2 and made recommendations to City Council.

 

Summary from the report (March 23, 2022) from the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO:

 

At its meeting of January 20, 2020, City Council adopted EX12.6 which directed CreateTO, in consultation with TO Live, to prepare a building program, Class D cost estimate, business model and funding strategy for a reimagined St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts ("STLC") a civic asset, managed by TO Live, located at 27 Front Street East in the heart of the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood. The purpose of this report is to provide the Board of Directors of CreateTO (the "Board") with an update on the work, directed by City Council and recommendations for next steps. 

 

The report will also be considered by the TO Live St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts Redevelopment Board Committee and the TO Live Board on April 5 and April 14 respectively.

 

The work completed to date reflects Phase 1 of the City's Major Capital Project Approval Process, (Preliminary Assessment/Feasibility) which includes:

 

-  Development of a building program, informed by a robust consultation process with a broad range of representatives in the arts, culture and creative spaces and the St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood Association and BIA;

 

-  Development of a heritage approach and principles to guide the future reimaging of the STLC;

 

-  A test fit of the building program, to ensure the cultural heritage of the site can be celebrated, while providing the new spaces to support the evolving and changing needs of the arts, culture and creative sector for the next 60 years;

 

-  A Class D cost estimate to inform a preliminary project budget,

 

-  A financial model that operationalizes the new vision for the STLC; and

 

-  A funding strategy to support the construction of a new reimaged STLC. 

 

The STLC has played an important role in the evolution of the City's cultural fabric. Constructed by the City of Toronto as a Canadian centennial project, the STLC opened its doors in February 1970. For 52 years the building, along side its counterpart, Meridian Hall, has served performers and hosted performances that have entertained citizens and visitors. Today, following the impacts of the pandemic, a new cultural landscape is emerging that calls for a reimagining of the STLC that builds upon the renewed values and themes heard through the consultation process, and which aligns with the TO Live five year Strategic Plan - programing priorities; flexible spaces; equity, access and affordability; creative process; and delivery systems that will support the next generation of artists, performers, creatives and the local community.  

 

The reimagined STLC will create a cultural ecosystem where renewed cultural spaces, innovative spaces and gathering spaces will anchor the STLC as a cultural and civic hub along the important Front Street cultural corridor. A reimagined STLC will support the following key objectives:

 

-  Reimagine an aging, outdated facility that no longer serves the functional needs of the cultural and creative sector and the local community;

 

-  Create a new state-of-the-art cultural hub and community asset for the City that will be fitted out with cutting-edge broadcast technology and livestreaming equipment, virtual and augmented reality technology and high speed connectivity to support the next generation of creatives and generate economic activity in Toronto;

 

-  Create flexible spaces that will:

 

-  Serve the dynamic needs of artists (local or otherwise) and contribute to their artistic development, innovation and collaboration;

 

-  Provide flexible theatre spaces, rehearsal hall, studios and workshops, lobbies and outdoor spaces that will be used and animated throughout the day and night;

 

-  Enable the versatility of spaces to serve performance and presentation, creation and incubation to best serve the local artistic community as well as enable TO Live to showcase the world's most innovative artistic programs through presentation; and

 

-  Bring together, a variety of partners - local artists and organizations, performers, educational partners, anchor tenants and the local community in open and accessible spaces;

 

-  Build cultural capacity in the City, that will secure longevity of space for the creative community;

 

-  Support the cultural and retail importance of Front Street East as a "Cultural Corridor and Retail Priority Street" in the City's Downtown Plan;

 

-  Contribute to the enhancement of the Front Street public realm with improved connections to Berczy Park, Scott Street and Meridian Hall;

 

-  Target Toronto Green Standards, Version 3, Tier 4 and establish new sustainable performance standards for this architype;

 

-  Develop a business model that will provide affordable access to the performing arts sector, communities and neighbourhood that will be representative of the citizens of Toronto; and

 

-  Develop a funding strategy that will draw support from federal and provincial governments and fundraising to minimize the capital requirements from the City.  

 

The next steps will require City Council's approval to advance to Phase 2 of City's Major Capital Project Approval Process, (exploring options for design, site investigation and due diligence, to inform a project budget and schedule).

Background Information (Committee)

(April 12, 2022) Letter from CreateTO on St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts Redevelopment
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224583.pdf
(March 30, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 and 2 from CreateTO on St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts Redevelopment
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224584.pdf

10a - St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts Redevelopment - TO Live

Origin
(April 20, 2022) Letter from the Board of Directors of TO Live
Summary

At its meeting on April 14, 2022, the Board of Governors of TO Live considered item CT32.1 and made recommendations to City Council. The Board of Directors of TO Live also forwarded the report (April 13, 2022) from the President and Chief Executive Officer, TO Live [CT32.1b] to the Executive Committee for consideration with the recommendations from the Board of Directors of CreateTO and the Board of Directors of TO Live.

 

Summary from the report (March 30, 2022) from the President and Chief Executive Officer, TO Live:


At its meeting of January 20, 2020, City Council adopted EX12.6 which directed TO Live and CreateTO to prepare a building program, Class D cost estimate, business model and funding strategy for a reimagined St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts ("STLC"), a civic asset managed by TO Live and located at 27 Front Street East in the heart of the St. Lawrence neighbourhood. 

 

The purpose of this report is to provide the Board of Directors of TO Live (the "Board") with an update on the work directed by City Council, and the recommendations for next steps. 

 

The work completed to date reflects Phase 1 of the City's Major Capital Project Approval Process (Preliminary Assessment/Feasibility) which includes:

 

-  development of a building program informed by a robust consultation process with a broad range of representatives in the arts, culture and creative spaces and the St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood Association and BIA;


-  development of a heritage approach and principles to guide the future reimaging of the STLC;

 

-  a test fit of the building program to ensure the cultural heritage of the site can be celebrated, while providing new spaces to support the evolving and changing needs of the arts, culture, and creative sector for the next 60 years;


-  a Class D cost estimate to inform a preliminary project budget;


-  a financial model that operationalizes the new vision for the STLC; and


-  a funding strategy to support the construction of a new reimaged STLC.
 

The STLC has played an important role in the evolution of the City's cultural fabric. Constructed by the City of Toronto as a Canadian centennial project, the STLC opened its doors in February 1970. For 52 years, the building, alongside its counterpart, Meridian Hall (originally named the O'Keefe Centre), has served performers and hosted performances that have entertained citizens and visitors.

 

Today, following the impacts of the pandemic and a devastated cultural sector, a new cultural landscape is emerging that calls for a reimagining of the STLC that builds upon the renewed values and themes articulated by the community through the consultation process, and also aligns with TO Live's five year Strategic Plan - flexible spaces; equity, access and affordability; creative process; and delivery systems that will support the next generation of artists, performers, creatives, and the local community. 

 

This advances the Council direction to prioritize a more equitable recovery and inclusive economy articulated through the COVID-19 Impacts and Opportunities report and Building Back Stronger: Report of the Economic Cultural Advisory Group.

 

The reimagined STLC will create a cultural ecosystem where renewed cultural spaces, innovative spaces and gathering spaces will anchor the STLC as a cultural and civic hub along the important Front Street cultural corridor. A reimagined STLC will support the following key objectives:

 

-  Reimagine an aging, outdated facility that no longer serves the functional needs of the cultural and creative sector and the local community;
 

-  Create a new state-of-the-art cultural hub and community asset for the city that will be fitted out with cutting-edge broadcast technology and livestreaming equipment, virtual and augmented reality technology, and high-speed connectivity to support the next generation of creatives and generate economic activity in Toronto;
 

-  Create flexible spaces that will:
 

-  serve the dynamic needs of artists (local or otherwise) and contribute to their artistic development, innovation and collaboration;


-  provide flexible theatre spaces, a rehearsal hall, studios and workshops, lobbies and outdoor spaces that will be used and animated throughout the day and night;


-  enable the versatility of spaces to serve performance and presentation, creation and incubation to best serve the local artistic community as well as enable TO Live to showcase the world's most innovative artistic programs through presentation; and


-  bring together a variety of partners - local artists and organizations, performers educational partners, anchor tenants and the local community in open and accessible space.
 

-  Build cultural capacity in the city, that will secure longevity of space for the creative community;
 

-  Support the cultural and retail importance of Front Street East as a "Cultural Corridor and Retail Priority Street" in the City's Downtown Plan;
 

-  Contribute to the enhancement of the Front Street public realm with improved connections to Berczy Park, Scott Street and Meridian Hall;
 

-  Target Toronto Green Standards, Version 3, Tier 4 and establish new sustainable performance standards for this archetype;
 

-  Develop a business model that will provide affordable access to the performing arts sector, communities and neighbourhood that will be representative of the citizens of Toronto; and
 

-  Develop a funding strategy that will draw support from federal and provincial governments and fundraising to minimize the capital requirements from the City.  
 

The next steps require City Council's approval to advance to Phase 2 of the City's Major Capital Project Approval Process (concept design, through an international design competition, site investigation and due diligence to inform a project budget and schedule). Subject to City Council's approval, a design competition would be launched in the third quarter of 2022 with a recommended design team and project budget reporting to Executive Committee and City Council in the second quarter of 2023.
 

Background Information (Committee)
(April 14, 2022) Letter from the Board of Directors of TO Live on St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts Redevelopment
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224844.pdf
(March 30, 2022) Report from President and Chief Executive Officer on St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts Redevelopment
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224838.pdf
Attachment 1: Heritage Approach and Principles
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224839.pdf
Attachment 2: Building Program
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224840.pdf
Attachment 3: Program Test Fit
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224816.pdf
Creating Space Diagram - Presented to the Board of Directors of TO Live
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224841.pdf
(April 13, 2022) Supplementary Report from President and CEO on Supplementary Information - St. Lawrence Centre Redevelopment
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224814.pdf
Attachment 1: St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts - Condition Assessment
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224815.pdf

EX32.11 - Amendment to the Master Agreement with the Canadian National Exhibition Association and City of Toronto to Provide for a One Year Extension

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council amend the Amended and Restated Master Agreement with the Canadian National Exhibition Association and the City to provide for a one year extension of the First Renewal Term, substantially on the terms and conditions set out in Appendix A to the report (March 22, 2022) from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place, and such other terms and conditions as may be satisfactory to the City Manager and the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Origin

(April 5, 2022) Letter from the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place

Summary

At its meeting on April 5, 2022, the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place considered Item EP23.3 and made recommendations to City Council.

 

Summary from the report (March 22, 2022) from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place

 

This report recommends, subject to obtaining the necessary City of Toronto authorization, that the Board approve amendments to the Amended and Restated Master Agreement dated April 1, 2017 (“Master Agreement") between the Board, the City and the Canadian National Exhibition Association to provide for a one (1) year extension to the First Renewal Term, commencing April 1, 2022 and expiring March 31, 2023. The parties will then proceed to negotiate the terms of the Second Renewal Term, to commence April 1, 2023.

 

The substantial terms and conditions of the proposed extension are set out in Appendix A to this report.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 5, 2022) Letter from the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place on Amendment to the Master Agreement with the Canadian National Exhibition Association and City of Toronto to Provide for a One Year Extension
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224709.pdf
(March 22, 2022) Report and Appendix A from the from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place on Amendment to the Master Agreement with the Canadian National Exhibition Association and City of Toronto to Provide for a One Year Extension
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224710.pdf

EX32.12 - Extension of Exclusive Food and Beverage Services Agreement with Spectra Food Services

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Confidential Attachment - Financial information that belongs to the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place and has monetary value or potential monetary value.

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council approve an extension to the Exclusive Food and Beverage Services Agreement with Spectra Food Services (Spectra) for provision of services within the Enercare Centre and other buildings utilized for trade and consumer shows at Exhibition Place (excluding Beanfield Centre) for a five (5) year term from December 1, 2024 to November 30, 2029; on the same terms and conditions as the existing agreement save and except for the financial terms as outlined in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (March 22, 2022) from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place, as amended by the Confidential Attachment to Motion 1 by Councillor Gary Crawford, and any such other terms and conditions satisfactory to the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

2. City Council direct that Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (March 22, 2022) from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place, as amended by the Confidential Attachment to Motion 1 by Councillor Gary Crawford, remains confidential in its entirety as it contains financial information that belongs to the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place and has monetary value or potential monetary value.

Origin

(April 5, 2022) Letter from the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place

Summary

At its meeting on April 5, 2022, The Board of Governors of Exhibition Place considered Item EP23.9 and made recommendations to City Council.

 

Summary from the report (March 22, 2022) from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place

 

In 2013, Spectra Food Services was the successful proponent for exclusive food and beverage services in response to a public RFP issued through the City of Toronto’s Purchasing and Materials Management Division.

 

The purpose of this report is to seek Board authority to extend the exclusive food and beverage services agreement with Spectra Food Services ("Spectra") (formerly Ovations Food Services, LP) for the Enercare Centre and other buildings utilized for trade and consumer shows except for the Beanfield Centre, for an additional five (5) year term from December 1, 2024 to November 30, 2029 on the same terms and conditions as the existing agreement except for the financial terms as outlined in Confidential Attachment 1 to this report.

 

Exhibition Place currently has two (2) exclusive food and beverage service agreements. One for Spectra and the other with Cerise Fine Catering. Cerise Fine Catering agreement is exclusive for Beanfield Centre and ends on June 1, 2029, while Spectra Food Services Agreement is exclusive for Enercare Centre and other buildings and is set to expire on November 30, 2024. The five year extension of the Spectra food and beverage service agreement would make the last year of the term coterminous with the Cerise Fine Catering agreement which ends on June 1, 2029. With both agreements expiring in the same year, this will allow the Board to go to market in 2029 with an RFP to secure one exclusive food and beverage services agreement for Exhibition Place.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 5, 2022) Letter from the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place on Extension of Exclusive Food and Beverage Services Agreement with Spectra Food Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224711.pdf
(March 22, 2022) Report from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place on Extension of Exclusive Food and Beverage Services Agreement with Spectra Food Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224712.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - Proposed Financial Terms
(May 4, 2022) Confidential Attachment to Motion 1 by Councillor Gary Crawford

EX32.13 - Multi-Year Licence Agreement with the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

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

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council approve a five-year (5) licence agreement with the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair for the 2023-2027 Royal Fair on the terms and conditions of the standard licence agreement for the Enercare Centre and specific terms outlined in Appendix A to the report (March 22, 2022) from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place and such other terms and conditions as satisfactory to the Chief Executive Officer and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor. 

 

2. City Council direct that the City's support for the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, currently $969,110, be paid to Exhibition Place, starting in 2023 and for future years, for specific application as a subsidy to the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place towards the market rental costs for the licenced space used for the annual Fair.

Origin

(April 5, 2022) Letter from the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place

Summary

At its meeting on April 5, 2022, the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place considered item EP23.10 and made recommendations to City Council.

 

Summary from the report (March 22, 2022) from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place:

 

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair ("RAWF") is a 100-year old cultural event in Toronto and the objective of the multi-year agreement for the event at Exhibition Place is to provide the RAWF with a known and sustainable occupancy cost for the next 5 years from 2023 to 2027, based on the RAWF's operating results, while maintaining the existing level of subsidization now provided by Exhibition Place and the City through a grant from Toronto Economic Development and Culture Division. This negotiated agreement achieves both these directions.

 

This report recommends subject to obtaining the necessary City of Toronto authorization, that the Board approve a five-year (5) rental licence agreement with RAWF for the 2023-2027 Royal Fair.

 

The substantial terms and conditions of the Licence Agreement are set out in Appendix A to this report.

 

Exhibition Place, City Economic Development and Culture Division and RAWF staff met in early 2022 to discuss the negotiated terms and the parties agreed to a five (5) year agreement on substantially the same terms and conditions of the existing agreement as amended per Appendix A.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 5, 2022) Letter from the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place on Multi-Year Licence Agreement with the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224748.pdf
(March 22, 2022) Report from the Chief Executive Officer, Exhibition Place on Multi-Year Licence Agreement with the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224749.pdf
Appendix A - Terms and Conditions of 2023-2027 Licence Agreement
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224750.pdf
Appendix B - Exclusive Licenced Move-in, Event, and Move-out Dates and Requested Facility Preparation Days by RAWF
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224751.pdf
Appendix C - Historical Financial Information (RAWF - Summary of Net Profit (Loss), Investment Funds, City Grant, Board Discounts, Rent and Services)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224752.pdf

EX32.14 - Considering All Growth-Related Funding Tools at Executive Committee

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
Bill 409 has been submitted on this Item.

Public Notice Given

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. As a temporary measure until November 14, 2022, City Council suspend the necessary rules and substitute new rules in Chapter 27, Council Procedures, in order to allow the Executive Committee to consider, and hold the statutory hearing required under the Planning Act for, a proposed official plan amendment respecting official plan policies related to parkland dedication pursuant to section 42(4) and related by-law under 42(2) of the Planning Act.

Origin

(April 20, 2022) Letter from Mayor John Tory

Summary

Toronto is in the process of introducing and amending some significant charges to the way we pay for growth. Development Charges, the new Community Benefit Charge, and Alternate Rate for Parkland are governed by Provincial legislation and regulations. These charges pay for the impacts of new neighbourhoods and developments on our shared infrastructure: parks, water/sewer pipes, roads, transit etc.

 

These charges have been developed together, will be debated at council together and will impact developments in the city together. Therefore, it makes sense that deputants should be able to comment on all of them at once and they should be considered at committees in unison.

 

Currently, the Alternate Rate for Parkland can only be considered at the Planning and Housing Committee as it requires an Official Plan Amendment. I am proposing that this rule be suspended for this issue alone so that the Alternate Rate for Parkland can be heard in tandem with the other Growth Related Funding Tools.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 20, 2022) Letter from Mayor John Tory on Considering All Growth-Related Funding Tools at Executive Committee
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224761.pdf
(April 27, 2022) Public Notice
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224943.pdf

EX32.15 - Tree Removal Permit Appeals - Delegation to Community Council

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
The General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (EX32.15a for information)

Adoption of this Item requires a two-thirds vote of Members present.

First Item after Member Motions on Thursday, May 12th

Bill 456 has been submitted on this Item.

Public Notice Given

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council delegate to Community Councils the authority to make final decisions on Tree Removal Permit Appeals, by adding "Tree permit appeals" to Chapter 27, Council Procedures, Section 18.4.C. and that Chapter 813, Trees, be amended accordingly.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Committee:

 

1. Requested the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation in consultation with the City Clerk, to report directly to City Council at its meeting on May 11 and 12, 2022 on current processes regarding tree removal permit appeals and key considerations related to Community Council delegation.

Origin

(March 15, 2022) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 24, Scarborough-Guildwood

Summary

Amending Chapter 27, Council Procedures, Section 18.4.C, to include tree permit appeals fall in line with the items delegated to Community Council for final authority on July 16, 2021, including a number of Transportation Services matters like on-street parking, traffic calming, standing, and stopping, road alterations and on-street regulations that do not have an established TTC route, permit appeals for residential front-yard parking permit appeals are among the items delegated to Community Council.  

 

Tree permit appeals would be best addressed at Community Council by local City Council Members.

 

I look forward to your support.

Background Information (Committee)

(March 15, 2022) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 25, Scarborough-Guildwood on Tree Removal Permit Appeals
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224587.pdf
(April 27, 2022) Public Notice
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-224944.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(May 10, 2022) Supplementary report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on Tree Removal Permit Appeals - Delegation to Community Council (EX32.15a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225690.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(April 27, 2022) E-mail from Ilana Kotin (EX.New)

Civic Appointments Committee - Meeting 28

CA28.1 - Appointment of Public Members to the TO Live Board of Directors

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about identifiable individuals who are being considered for appointment to the TO Live Board.

Committee Recommendations

The Civic Appointments Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council appoint Lori DeGraw to the TO Live Board, at the pleasure of Council,:

 

a. for a term of starting as a public member on May 12, 2022 until May 31, 2022; and

 

b. as Chair starting on June 1, 2022, and ending May 11, 2026, and until a successor is appointed.

 

2. City Council appoint Gave Lindo to the TO Live Board, at pleasure of Council, for a term of office beginning June 1, 2022, ending May 11, 2026, and until a successor is appointed.

 

3. City Council direct that the balance of Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (April 1, 2022) from the City Clerk remain confidential as it relates to personal matters about identifiable individuals being considered for appointment to the TO Live Board. 

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

Candidates' biographies:

 

Lori DeGraw, as Chair

 

Lori DeGraw is an experienced executive and board director in the entertainment, tech, and tourism sectors. Her service on Board of Directors includes the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canada Media Fund, and SESQUI Inc. She holds a BA in Political Science from Western University, the ICD.D corporate director designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and University of Toronto Rotman School of Management, and joined the first cohort of the innovation Governance Program (iGP) in 2021.

 

Gave Lindo

 

Gave is an experienced lawyer, executive, board director, and advisor across the media and cultural sectors. He has developed, commissioned, advised, and launched projects across film, television, magazines, gaming, digital content, music, festivals, conferences, museums, and live theatre. He is currently leading the content strategy for TikTok as the Head of Content Programming where he is tasked with growing and fostering the North American content ecosystem.

Origin

(April 1, 2022) Report from the City Clerk

Summary

This report recommends the appointment of two public member, including one as Chair, to the TO Live Board of Directors.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 1, 2022) Report from the City Clerk on Appointment of Public Members to the TO Live Board of Directors
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ca/bgrd/backgroundfile-223937.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - Recommended Candidates, Biographies, Confidential Voluntary Diversity Information Summary, and Applications for Appointment to the TO Live Board

Economic and Community Development Committee - Meeting 29

EC29.1 - Jane Finch Initiative - Ideas Report and Community Development Plan Phase 2

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
6 - York Centre, 7 - Humber River - Black Creek
Attention
See also Item EY31.1

Committee Recommendations

The Economic and Community Development Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, to use the Jane Finch Initiative Ideas Report, found in Attachment 3 to the report (April 12, 2022) from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, as a guide for a second phase of community engagement.

 

2. City Council request the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, to report back with a proposed Jane Finch Community Development Plan and associated resource requirements to be considered in the 2024 operating budget process, guided by the Jane Finch Initiative Ideas Report and input from ongoing community consultation, by the third quarter of 2023.

Origin

(April 12, 2022) Report from the Interim General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration

Summary

The Jane Finch Initiative is a resident-informed project to plan for the future of the Jane and Finch area (Neighbourhood 24 - Black Creek and Neighbourhood 25 - Glenfield-Jane Heights). The Initiative involves the development of two integrated plans – a Secondary Plan and a Community Development Plan – both intended to support residents, local groups and businesses are supported as the area changes over time, including with the opening of the Finch West Light Rail Transit line.

 

This report provides an update from staff in the Social Development, Finance and Administration and Economic Development and Culture Divisions. It responds to City Council's direction to report with a draft Jane Finch Initiative Community Development Plan and a summary of community input received by the fourth quarter of 2021. Due to COVID-19 and its impacts on both community members and City staffing requirements, the Phase 1 engagement process was slowed to ensure meaningful participation. It is now complete. This report summarizes this first round of community engagement and outlines a series of directions to guide the next phase of work to develop a Community Development Plan for the study area. Phase 2 will continue to prioritize extensive engagement to ensure the development of a community centered plan.

 

An additional staff report, Jane and Finch Initiative: Ideas Report and Phase 2 Directions, prepared by the City Planning Division and is to be included on the agenda of Etobicoke and York Community Council at its meeting on April 19, 2022. That report speaks to the development of the Secondary Plan and urban design guidelines. It is the intention of staff that these two reports be considered together by City Council if forwarded with recommendation by the respective Committee and Community Council. The Jane Finch Initiative Ideas Report (Attachment 3) is attached to both reports and speaks to the initiative as a whole, combining project background and directions to be pursued related to both land use and community development, and informed by community engagement. A summary of the Community Development Plan themes and proposed actions is included as Attachment 1.

 

Over the course of 2021, through a first round of engagement, community members shared their thoughts, concerns and aspirations for the future of the neighbourhood. A record of these community conversations is contained in the Jane Finch Initiative Phase 1 Engagement Summary Report (Attachment 2) prepared by the City's engagement partner, the Jane Finch Community and Family Centre.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 12, 2022) Report from the Interim General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Jane Finch Initiative - Ideas Report and Community Development Plan Phase 2
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-224495.pdf
Attachment 1 - Summary of Community Development Plan Themes and Phase 2 Proposed Actions
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-224496.pdf
Attachment 2 - Phase 1 Engagement Summary Report by the Jane Finch Centre
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-224498.pdf
Attachment 3 - Jane Finch Initiative Ideas Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-224499.pdf

Speakers

Councillor Anthony Perruzza

EC29.2 - Changes to the Upper Village Business Improvement Area Board of Management

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

Committee Recommendations

The Economic and Community Development Committee recommends that:

 

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

 

Upper Village:

Nigel Charles

Trina Silano

 

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

 

Upper Village:

Ismail Khalaf

Origin

(April 12, 2022) Report from the Interim General Manager, Economic Development and Culture

Summary

The purpose of this report is to make changes to the Upper Village Business Improvement Area Board of Management, in accordance with the requirements of City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 19, Business Improvement Areas. The Upper Village Business Improvement Area falls within two Community Council boundaries.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 12, 2022) Report from the Interim General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Changes to the Upper Village Business Improvement Area Board of Management
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-224546.pdf

EC29.3 - Selected Grants and Community Service Partnerships Extensions

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Economic and Community Development Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council delegate authority to the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, to allocate Community Service Partnerships funding until the end of the grant cycle in December 31, 2026.

 

2. City Council request the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, to report annually to the Economic and Community Development Committee on the grants approved through Recommendation 1 above.

Origin

(April 11, 2022) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration

Summary

Throughout the pandemic, not-for-profit organizations, grassroots and resident-led groups have assumed vital leadership roles in responding to the urgent and often exacerbated needs of Torontonians who are vulnerable. As a key funder of groups and organizations across Toronto, Social Development, Finance and Administration provided over $65 million in 2020 and 2021 to support the social service sector through ongoing and emergency grant programs.

 

In responding to the emerging situation brought forth by the pandemic, Social Development, Finance and Administration prioritized providing stable support for long-term funded groups while also targeting new and enhanced investments to address the City's reconciliation and equity goals and commitments to support already marginalized communities experiencing disproportionate impacts from the pandemic. The co-development of the Indigenous and Black-mandated Funding Frameworks with community leaders is representative of Social Development, Finance and Administration's commitment to a post-pandemic funding landscape that prioritizes support for Indigenous, Black-mandated and other equity-deserving groups. This report provides an update on the development of these two initiatives and details investments made to pilot approaches based on early findings of research designed to prioritize the voices of Indigenous and Black leaders.

 

Since 2018, Social Development, Finance and Administration has been on a path to increase demonstrable impact within the 176 organizations and 327 programs funded by the Community Service Partnerships grant program. Often considered core or backbone funding for a diverse group of Toronto not-for-profit organizations, stability of funding and services for Torontonians has been prioritized since the beginning of the pandemic. As we move into a post-pandemic environment, an extended year of continued funding is recommended as City staff work with sector leaders to begin to envision what a funding portfolio reflective of the City's goals and priorities will look like moving forward into the mid-2020's.

 

Finally, this report provides an overview of all grants approved with delegated authority since November 2020. These grants include those implemented to support the delivery of emergency programs to support marginalized Torontonians during the COVID-19 pandemic, grants to support the delivery of mental health services to those in neighbourhoods hardest hit by the pandemic, grants to support communities as they heal in the aftermath of violent incidents, as well as those designed to support youth and resident leaders to implement initiatives to support their communities.  

Background Information (Committee)

(April 11, 2022) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Selected Grants and Community Service Partnerships Extensions
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-224490.pdf
Appendix A - List of Organizations Approved to Receive Community Service Partnerships Funding in 2022
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-224491.pdf
Appendix B - List of Organizations and Grant Recipients Approved with Delegated Authority
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-224492.pdf

EC29.4 - Renewing Participation in the Community Data Program

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Economic and Community Development Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, to enter into a community-based partnership with the Canadian Community Economic Development Network to participate in the Community Data Program, with the City of Toronto serving as the lead organization for participating community organizations in Toronto.

Origin

(April 12, 2022) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration

Summary

The Community Data Program is a national partnership of municipalities and non-profit, community-based organizations that collectively acquire and provide access to sociodemographic, disaggregated, place-based data. This partnership is a primary source of disaggregated, neighbourhood-level Census data for the City and is necessary to enable sound social and community planning at a local level.

 

The previous partnership agreement, which expired in 2021, was made with the Canadian Council on Social Development, which has ceased operations. This report seeks Council authorization to enter into a new partnership agreement with Canadian Community Economic Development Network, as the new host organization, to continue participation in the Community Data Program.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 12, 2022) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Renewing Participation in the Community Data Program
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-224470.pdf

EC29.5 - Toronto Action Plan to Confront Anti-Black Racism - Year Three Update

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
Mayor's Second Key Matter and second Item of business on Wednesday, May 11th

Committee Recommendations

The Economic and Community Development Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the City Manager, in collaboration with the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, the General Manager, Children's Services, and other relevant divisions and agencies, to engage with the Province to advance actions from the Toronto Action Plan to Confront Anti-Black Racism related to education (Actions 1.2, 3.1), child welfare (Actions 2.3, 3.2, 3.3), and alternatives to policing (Actions 16.7, 18.3) that will require intergovernmental cooperation from the Toronto Action Plan to Confront Anti-Black Racism.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

Denise Andrea Campbell, Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, gave a presentation on Year Three Update Toronto Action Plan to Confront Anti-Black Racism.

Origin

(April 12, 2022) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration

Summary

Ongoing manifestations of anti-Black racism result in real and significant impacts on the lives of Black residents. To respond to these impacts, on December 5, 2017, City Council unanimously adopted the Toronto Action Plan to Confront Anti-Black Racism. A five-year plan with 80 actions and 22 recommendations, the Action Plan drives transformational systems change to address the pervasive legacy of anti-Black racism in City policies, systems, and institutions.

 

This report provides an update on the progress to deliver the Action Plan with a focus on the 21 actions prioritized in the Year Three Work Plan, running from June 2020 to December 2021. Since its implementation in 2018, 60 percent of Action Plan recommendations and actions have been implemented, with more than $25.8 million cumulatively invested by the City of Toronto to dismantle barriers and increase access to opportunities for Black communities. Year Three activities continued to propel significant culture change with more than 50 percent of all City staff being trained on addressing anti-Black racism, including 9,294 senior leaders, managers and frontline staff. There has also been increased representation of Black staff, community, and business leaders at important City decision-making tables, including the establishment of the Black Scientists Task Force on Vaccine Equity to guide the implementation of an equitable COVID-19 response, and combat misinformation related to vaccination. The City also established the Confronting Anti-Black Racism Advisory Committee, the first intergovernmental anti-Black racism advisory body to be embedded into the municipal governance process in Canada.

 

Year Three also launched of a number of impactful initiatives that increased Black leadership, community capacity and organizational resilience, including the City's first Black Youth Fellowship program, the ground-breaking Toronto Black Food Sovereignty Plan and the piloting of the Black-mandated Funding Framework. Year Three activities also catalyzed broader City action to tackle the living legacies of anti-Black racism through large-scale, long-term interdivisional projects, including the kick-off of the Recognition Review and renaming of Dundas Street, and the Little Jamaica and Jane-Finch Initiatives.

 

Notwithstanding the positive influence of Year Three actions, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on Toronto's diverse Black communities. Black residents were overrepresented in not only the rates of COVID-19 infection, but also in exposure to the cascading impacts of the pandemic overall. COVID-19 has heightened the effects of long-standing structural inequities faced by people of African descent, both increasing the urgency for action, and the continued need for ongoing investments to effectively bolster emergency support in times of crisis.

 

The Year Four Work Plan, identified actions to be fulfilled by multiple City divisions and responds to the disproportionate impacts of the pandemic, while also strategically aligning the remaining Action Plan deliverables with broader City initiatives and emerging community priorities. Year Four introduces and builds long-term legacy initiatives of the Action Plan that will be stewarded by the Confronting Anti-Black Racism Unit. Enclosed in this report you will find the following:

 

- An overview of the impacts of COVID-19 on Black communities and the important City interventions and responses to advance recovery and rebuild in African, Caribbean, and Black communities.

 

- A progress update on the Year Three (June 2020 to December 2021) Work Plan Deliverables.

 

- The Year Four Work Plan (January to December 2022) Priorities, including an outline of the legacy, training and evaluation initiatives, and an update on the Black Food Sovereignty Plan and the Black-mandated Funding Framework.

 

- The Partnership and Accountability Circle report, which highlights feedback on the implementation of Year Three actions to inform future activities and work in Year Four.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 28, 2022) Presentation from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Council Report - Year Three Update - Toronto Action Plan to Confront Anti-Black Racism
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-225144.pdf
(April 12, 2022) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Toronto Action Plan to Confront Anti-Black Racism - Year Three Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-224500.pdf
Appendix A - Year Three Action Plan Deliverables Progress Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-224501.pdf
Appendix B - Year 4 Work Plan Priorities and Actions
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-224502.pdf
Appendix C - Partnership and Accountability Circle Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-224503.pdf
Appendix D - Black-mandated Funding Framework Overview
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-224504.pdf

Speakers

Anan Lololi, Black Food Sovereignty Initiative Toronto
David Betty, The Jamaican Canadian Association
Tatiana Ferguson, The Black Queer Youth Collective
Dave McNee, Partnership and Accountability Circle (PAC)
Akwatu Khenti, Black Scientistsí Task Force on Vaccine Equity

Communications (Committee)

(April 25, 2022) Letter from Muhaari A., Director of Programs and Services, Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (EC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ec/comm/communicationfile-149419.pdf
(April 27, 2022) Letter from Cheryll Case, Founder, Principal Urban Planner, CP Planning (EC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ec/comm/communicationfile-149457.pdf
(April 27, 2022) Letter from Khary Collins, Manager, Sector Leadership Department, CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals (EC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ec/comm/communicationfile-149476.pdf
(April 27, 2022) Letter from Diane Walter Co-Chair, BCHAT Executive Director, Margaret's Housing and Community Support Services and Aline Nizigama Co-Chair, BCHAT Director Strategic Partnerships, Centre Francophone du Grand Toronto (EC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ec/comm/communicationfile-149496.pdf
(April 28, 2022) Letter from Rudi Quammie Williams, Adinkrafarm Consulting (EC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ec/comm/communicationfile-149497.pdf

EC29.7 - Feasibility of Restrictions on the Retail Sale and Public Use of Consumer Fireworks and Responses to Outstanding Directives

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
Communications have been submitted on this Item.

Bill 424 has been submitted on this Item.

Public Notice Given

Committee Recommendations

The Economic and Community Development Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services, in consultation with the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards and the City Solicitor, to request the Province of Ontario to implement the necessary amendments to the Ontario Fire Code to appropriately and effectively regulate consumer fireworks, thereby enhancing public safety and enabling a more effective enforcement framework.

 

2. City Council direct the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services, in consultation with the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to further explore the feasibility of an education/training system for the use of consumer fireworks in Toronto and report back on implementation considerations to the appropriate Committee in late 2023.

 

3. City Council amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 441, Fees and Charges Chapter 466, Fireworks, and Chapter 608, Parks in accordance with the draft by-law included in Attachment 1 to the report (April 14, 2022) from the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services and the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to prevent the possession and use of fireworks in City Parks or other public spaces, unless specific municipal authorization is granted;  establish a time limit of no later than 11:00pm for the discharge of consumer fireworks on the designated days of Victoria Day, and Canada Day; and to update legislative references, fee descriptions and municipal code definitions so that the wording of the City's Municipal Code correspond to Federal regulations to improve readability and clarity.

 

4. City Council direct the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services and the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to consult with permanent fireworks vendors on the feasibility of restricting permanent vendors from selling consumer fireworks year-round, and report back on potential by-law amendments and implementation considerations in late 2023. 

 

5. City Council direct the City Solicitor to prepare the necessary bill(s) required to give effect to Council's decision and to make any necessary minor substantive or stylistic refinements as may be identified by the City Solicitor.

 

6. City Council direct the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services, and the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to review the feasibility of expanding the allocation of Designated Fireworks Dates contained within Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 466, Fireworks, such as Lunar New Year and Diwali, as informed by the outcomes of Recommendation 1 and report back in late 2023 in conjunction with the report described in Recommendation 4 above.

Origin

(April 14, 2022) Report from the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services and the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards

Summary

This report responds to the various fireworks related City Council directives received from May through July 2021. The report also provides updates on actions taken to mitigate unpermitted/illegal fireworks use, public education initiatives undertaken during the 2021 warm weather season, and plans for the 2022 warm weather season.

 

In recent years, there has been an increase in unpermitted/illegal consumer fireworks use and emergency incidents related to fireworks in Toronto, especially in parks, public spaces, and waterfront areas. In response, City Council directed staff to review the feasibility of restricting both the retail sale and use of consumer fireworks by the public. Staff in Municipal Licensing and Standards and Toronto Fire Services reviewed the feasibility of a range of possible options to support the safe and compliant use and sale of consumer fireworks, to enhance public safety, and to reduce nuisance impacts on residents. The options reviewed and considered included implementing no additional restrictions, implementing partial restrictions, and implementing the most prohibitive restrictions.

 

The report provides a recommended approach, which includes working with the Province of Ontario to establish regulations for consumer fireworks under the Ontario Fire Code, as well as describes some of the other options explored. As Council direction was to review consumer fireworks restrictions, staff did not evaluate any options to restrict professional fireworks displays or pyrotechnics currently permitted under Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 466, Fireworks.

 

This report responds to outstanding City Council directives around fireworks including requests for staff to:

 

- review fireworks vendor permit fees;

 

- explore policies to revoke temporary vendor permits linked to unpermitted/illegal firework use;

 

- monitor and evaluate complaints data including location and time of day;

 

- explore the feasibility of introducing new fireworks fines under City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 591, Noise;

 

- explore the feasibility and efficacy of an online fireworks vendor certification and employee training education program.

 

As part of this work, staff completed a jurisdictional scan, gathered feedback from the public and industry stakeholders, and procured a third-party vendor to conduct demographically representative public opinion research and focus groups to better understand residents' experiences, priorities, and concerns about the public sale and use of consumer fireworks.

 

This report recommends amendments to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 441 Fees and Charges, Chapter 466, Fireworks, and Chapter 608, Parks to:

 

- prevent the possession and use of fireworks in City parks or other public spaces, unless specific municipal authorization is granted;

 

- establish a time limit of no later than 11:00 p.m. for the discharge of consumer fireworks in relation to the designated days of  Victoria Day, and Canada Day;

 

- to update legislative references, fee descriptions and municipal code definitions so that the wording of the City's Municipal Code corresponds to Federal regulations to improve readability and clarity.

 

This report was developed in consultation with Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Economic Development and Culture, Solid Waste Management Services, and Strategic Communications.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 14, 2022) Report from the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services and the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards on Feasibility of Restrictions on the Retail Sale and Public Use of Consumer Fireworks and Responses to Outstanding Directives
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-224595.pdf
Attachment 1 - Draft Amending By-law Concerning Changes to Firework Regulations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-224596.pdf
Attachment 2 - Updates on 2021 Fireworks Enforcement and Education Actions
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-224597.pdf
Attachment 3 - Summary of Fireworks Research and Consultations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-224598.pdf
Attachment 4 - Fireworks Public Opinion Research Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-224599.pdf
(April 21, 2022) Public Notice
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-224707.pdf

Speakers

Aleem Kanji, Canadian National Fireworks Association

Communications (Committee)

(April 21, 2022) E-mail from Randolph Scott (EC.Supp)
(April 27, 2022) E-mail from Mark S. Rice (EC.Supp)

Communications (City Council)

(April 29, 2022) E-mail from Bonnie Lyles (CC.Main)
(May 9, 2022) E-mail from Zenia Mashtaler (CC.Supp)
(May 9, 2022) E-mail from Deborah Chalmers (CC.Supp)
(May 9, 2022) E-mail from Sonia May (CC.Supp)
(May 9, 2022) E-mail from Stephen Douglas (CC.Supp)
(May 9, 2022) E-mail from Sonia Afonso (CC.Supp)

EC29.8 - Commercial Property Ownership Mechanisms in Little Jamaica

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Economic and Community Development Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, in consultation with the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, other appropriate City divisions, and the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, to explore using community land trusts to support the economic and social wellbeing of Black communities, including commercial, housing, and food land trusts, to support Black businesses and community organizations in Toronto neighbourhoods with a population made up of at least 10 to 15 percent Black residents.

Origin

(April 1, 2022) Letter from the Confronting Anti-Black Racism Advisory Committee

Summary

At its meeting on April 1, 2022, the Confronting Anti-Black Racism Advisory Committee considered Item CR6.3 and made recommendation to City Council.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 1, 2022) Letter from the Confronting Anti-Black Racism Advisory Committee on Commercial Property Ownership Mechanisms in Little Jamaica
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-224406.pdf

General Government and Licensing Committee - Meeting 30

GL30.3 - Non-Competitive Contract to Purchase Emergency Shelters, Tents and Environmental Equipment for Toronto Fire Services, Heavy Urban Search and Rescue team with HDT Expeditionary Systems Incorporated

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council authorize the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services to negotiate and enter into a one-time non-competitive procurement with HDT Expeditionary Systems Incorporated, for the amount of $165,608 United States Dollar, excluding custom broker fees and Harmonized Sales Tax; $208,666 *Canadian Dollar, net of Harmonized Sales Tax, and custom broker fees; $212,339 Canadian Dollar excluding custom broker fees and net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries; $235,793, including Harmonized Sales Tax, exclusive of custom broker fees.

 

*based on Canadian Dollar/United States Dollar exchange rate March 2022: 1.26.

Origin

(April 14, 2022) Report from the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services and Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing Materials Management

Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek City Council authority for the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services to negotiate and enter into a non-competitive agreement with HDT Expeditionary Systems Incorporated for the supply and delivery of various Heavy Urban Search and Rescue temporary shelters, and environmental equipment for a one-time procurement in the amount of $165,608 United States Dollar, excluding custom broker fees and Harmonized Sales Tax; ($212,339 Canadian dollars net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries, and exclusive of custom broker fees).

 

Toronto Fire Services is seeking a non-competitive purchase for these items with the main purpose to replace Heavy Urban Search and Rescue equipment that was required during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to meet the requirements of operational readiness.  Matching the current extensive cache, by utilizing the supplier Toronto Fire Services previously had a contract with will: (i) ensure consistency and inter-operability: (ii)  assist with operational readiness as Heavy Urban Search and Rescue staff are already trained to construct and maintain them: (iii) reduce any potential costs related to repairs as replacement parts are already stocked from the existing cache.

 

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 allowed under staff authority as per the Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 71- Financial Control, Section 71-11 (A).

Background Information (Committee)

(April 14, 2022) Report from the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services and Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing Materials Management on Non-Competitive Contract to Purchase Emergency Shelters, Tents and Environmental Equipment for Toronto Fire Services, Heavy Urban Search and Rescue team with HDT Expeditionary Systems Incorporated
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-224605.pdf

GL30.4 - Non-Competitive Contract with BMA Management Consulting Incorporated for BMA Municipal Study

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the Controller to negotiate and enter into a non-competitive contract with BMA Management Consulting Incorporated to purchase the BMA Municipal Study for a one (1) year period commencing from the date when the contract is issued, with the option to renew for nine (9) additional consecutive one (1) year periods, at the sole discretion of the Controller and subject to budget approval, for the total potential amount of $66,907 net of all taxes and charges ($68,085 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries) on terms satisfactory to the Controller and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Origin

(April 14, 2022) Report from the Controller and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management

Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek City Council authority for the Controller to enter into a non-competitive contract with BMA Management Consulting Incorporated for a one (1) year period commencing from the date of contract issuance with the option to renew for nine (9) additional one (1) year periods in the amount of $66,907 net of all taxes and charges ($68,085 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries). The contract with BMA Management Consulting Incorporated is for the provision of their annual study of municipal competitiveness which includes a unique and proprietary data set of general municipal statistics, financial indicators, property taxes and tax rates and other benchmark cost and fee comparisons.

 

City Council approval is required in accordance with Municipal Code Chapter 195-Purchasing, where the current request exceeds the Chief Procurement 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 allowed under staff authority as per the Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 71- Financial Control, Section 71-11A.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 14, 2022) Report from the Controller and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing Materials Management on Non-Competitive Contract with BMA Management Consulting Incorporated for BMA Municipal Study
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-224585.pdf

GL30.5 - Largest Property Tax Debtors with Tax Arrears Greater than $500,000 as at December 31, 2021

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Confidential Attachment - The confidential attachment (Attachment 4) to this report identifies four (4) properties owned by individuals with tax arrears in excess of $500,000. The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act prevents the public disclosure of the information which would identify an individual without their consent.

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct that the confidential information contained in Confidential Attachment 4 to the report (March 30, 2022) from the Controller remain confidential in its entirety.

Origin

(March 30, 2022) Report from the Controller

Summary

This report provides information on property tax accounts with outstanding receivables of $500,000 or more as of December 31, 2021, and reports on the total outstanding tax receivables as at December 31, 2021. The total number of properties with outstanding receivable balances of $500,000 or more is 26, including 22 owned by corporations and 4 owned by individuals as mentioned above. The number has decreased from what was reported as of December 30, 2020 (31 properties) and as of June 30, 2021 (30 properties). Further information on prior years can be found in Table 1 of the report.

Background Information (Committee)

(March 30, 2022) Report from the Controller on Largest Property Tax Debtors with Tax Arrears Greater than $500,000 as at December 31, 2021
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-224606.pdf
Attachment 1 - Properties with Tax Arrears Greater than $500,000 Owned by a Corporation as at December 31, 2021
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-224607.pdf
Attachment 2 - Properties Removed from the Largest Debtor List since Last Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-224608.pdf
Attachment 3 - Summary of Outstanding Tax Receivables as at December 31, 2021 (unaudited) Compared to December 31 Tax Receivables for Years 2017 - 2020
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-224609.pdf
Confidential Attachment 4

GL30.6 - 30 Adelaide Street East - New Designation of a Portion of the Property Used by Toronto Court Services as a Municipal Capital Facility

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
13 - Toronto Centre
Attention
Bill 380 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 30 Adelaide Street East Limited Partnership ("Dream"), which leases approximately 25,901 square feet of space on the 7th floor at 30 Adelaide Street East (the "Leased Premises") to the City of Toronto, used for the general administration of the City; and

 

b. exempt the 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, (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

(April 14, 2022) Report from the Controller

Summary

This report seeks Council's authority for the adoption of the necessary by-law to designate a portion of the property owned by 30 Adelaide Street East Limited Partnership currently occupied by Toronto Court Services, as a Municipal Capital Facility, and to provide an exemption for municipal and education taxes. The Municipal Capital Facility agreement authorized by the by-law will provide an exemption for approximately 25,901 square feet of interior space, which is the entire 7th floor of 30 Adelaide Street East leased to Toronto Court Services.

 

By way of the terms of the existing Municipal Capital Facility by-law and agreement with State Street Trust Company Canada, the current designation is terminated as the sub-landlord has vacated the premises. As there is a new lease between the City and the landlord, 30 Adelaide Street East Limited, a new Municipal Capital Facility by-law and agreement will need to be authorized.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 14, 2022) Report from the Controller on 30 Adelaide Street East - New Designation of a Portion of the Property Used by Toronto Court Services as a Municipal Capital Facility
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-224586.pdf

GL30.7 - Toronto Parking Authority Settlement Proposals with Leased Tenants

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
13 - Toronto Centre

Confidential Attachment - Litigation or potential litigation that affects the City or one of its agencies or corporations

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, or designate, to execute the proposed settlements between Toronto Parking Authority and its Leased Tenants located in Municipal Car Park 1 at 20 Charles Street East (the Property) substantially in accordance with the terms and conditions as set out in the attached Confidential Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (April 14, 2022) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and including such other terms as deemed appropriate 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 Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (April 14, 2022) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management.

 

3. City Council direct that the confidential information contained in Confidential Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (April 14, 2022) from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management remain confidential in its entirety, as it contains advice which is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

 

4. City Council forward a copy of Item GL30.7 to the Auditor General for consideration.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The General Government and Licensing Committee recessed its public session to meet in closed session to consider the item as it pertains to litigation or potential litigation that affects the City or one of its agencies or corporations.

Origin

(April 14, 2022) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management

Summary

Corporate Real Estate Management is seeking Council authority to approve the proposed settlement terms and conditions attached hereto as Confidential Attachments between Toronto Parking Authority and its Lease Tenants located at 20 Charles Street East also known as Municipal Car Park 1.

 

Under the City-Wide Real Estate model, Toronto Parking Authority's lease administration and property management functions will transfer to Corporate Real Estate Management Implementation of the centralized real estate model is in progress; the work to the transfer of Toronto Parking Authority’s rental portfolio will commence in the third quarter of 2022.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 14, 2022) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management on Toronto Parking Authority Settlement Proposals with Leased Tenants
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-224625.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1
Confidential Attachment 2

GL30.8 - Allocation of Enwave Easement Revenue for the Enhancement of the Toronto Island Park

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

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council authorize the transfer of the proceeds of the exclusive permanent easement over the Easement Lands ($3,160,778.49) from the Land Acquisition Reserve Fund (XR1012) to Parks, Forestry and Recreation's deferred revenue Account (216031) to be used for enhancement of areas of the Toronto Island Park through the implementation of capital projects identified within the Toronto Island Master Plan and brought forward in future capital budget submissions.

Origin

(April 4, 2022) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation

Summary

This report seeks authority to direct revenue derived from the granting of permanent easement rights to Enwave Energy Corporation (Enwave) towards the implementation of projects identified in the Toronto Islands Master Plan.

 

In 2021, in order to facilitate expansion of the Deep Lake Water Cooling system, the City granted Enwave permanent surface and underground easements for the new raw water intake pipe and associated access shafts and chambers.

 

In 2020, City Council directed Parks, Forestry and Recreation to review possible allocation of revenue from the permanent subsurface easements for enhancement of areas of the Toronto Island Park. Parks, Forestry and Recreation sought input from stakeholders and the public on how best to allocate funds through the ongoing Toronto Island Master Plan (Master Plan) study. While the original direction from Council recommended directing easement revenue to shoreline, beach restoration, flood protection and other natural projects, staff recommend broadening the scope to all priority projects identified through the Master Plan.

 

The allocation of the easement revenue towards implementation of projects identified within the Master Plan is an opportunity to address the pressures facing Toronto Island Park such as increased demand, aging infrastructure and flooding, and to enhance a destination which draws visitors from across Toronto and beyond.

 

Priority projects will be identified through the final stages of the Master Plan process in alignment with other capital projects related to Toronto Island Park in the 10-Year Capital Budget and Plan, including projects related to flood mitigation and other state of good repair projects, key recommendations arising from the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority  Flood Mitigation Environmental Assessment process, and priority projects relating to the City's Reconciliation Action Plan. These projects will be included for consideration in future capital budget submissions.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 4, 2022) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on Allocation of Enwave Easement Revenue for the Enhancement of the Toronto Island Park
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-223995.pdf

GL30.9 - 255 Avenue Road - City Initiated Relocation of Enbridge Station Box

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
11 - University - Rosedale

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the City of Toronto to enter into, and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to execute on behalf of the City, a Project Delivery and / or License Agreement with Enbridge Gas Incorporated. for the relocation of the Station Box within Jay Macpherson Green, on terms and conditions deemed necessary and appropriate by the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

2. City Council authorize the City of Toronto to enter into, and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to execute on behalf of the City, any other ancillary agreements necessary to complete the relocation of the Station Box on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

3. City Council approve an amendment to Parks, Forestry and Recreation's 2022-2031 Council Approved Capital Budget and Plan to create a new capital sub-project known as Jay Macpherson Green Station Box in the Parks Development project, with a project cost and cash flow of $900,000 in 2022, fully funded by Section 37 funds received from 836-850 Yonge Street and 1-9A Yorkville Avenue (Account XR3026-3700722) subject to entering into a Project Delivery and / or License Agreement with Enbridge Gas Incorporated to that entity to fund the relocation of the Station Box within Jay Macpherson Green.

 

4. City Council authorize the City of Toronto to grant a Permanent Easement to Enbridge Gas Incorporated for the Station Box over the City-owned parcel of land described in Appendix A to the report (April 14, 2022) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, (the "Easement Lands"), for the nominal sum of Two Dollars ($2), and on such other terms and conditions as may be satisfactory to the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Origin

(April 14, 2022) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation

Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek City Council authority to enter into a Project Delivery and/or License Agreement and to grant a permanent easement to Enbridge Gas Incorporated ("Enbridge") for nominal consideration for the relocation of a natural gas district station (the "Station Box") located on the south side of Avenue Road and Macpherson Avenue. This authority is required to implement 2018 Council direction to relocate the existing Station Box from its current location in the right-of-way to the rear (south-east corner) of Jay Macpherson Green, an adjacent City-owned park located at 255 Avenue Road.

 

The large, above-ground Station Box was installed in 2017 and is located within an area of the right-of-way which functions as the frontage of Jay Macpherson Green. Local residents have raised concerns with its location and the resulting visual obstruction of the park frontage. The Station Box will be relocated to the rear of the park in a less visible location, which will improve the local streetscape and park frontage. 

 

In order to relocate the Station Box in the park, Enbridge requires a permanent easement over a portion of the parkland (the "Easement Lands"). In 2019, Council approved the amendment of the Official Plan to allow for the establishment of a permanent easement and enable such a disposition of City-owned land.

 

Enbridge is willing to complete this work provided that costs are largely borne by the City. By means of this report, staff are seeking authority to pay for the majority of relocation costs through Section 37 funds, with the balance to be contributed by Enbridge.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 14, 2022) Report from the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on 255 Avenue Road - City Initiated Relocation of Enbridge Station Box
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-224602.pdf

GL30.10 - Response to GL29.21 Ensuring Accessibility and Equity for Toronto Taxi Drivers and establishing a taxicab fuel surcharge

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
Bill 452 has been submitted on this Item.

Public Notice Given

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council amend Chapter 546, Appendix A, Taxicab Tariff and Charges, to establish a taxicab fuel surcharge of $1.00 per trip that will form part of the total tariff paid by passengers, effective immediately upon the passing of the requisite Bills.

 

2. City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to conduct a review of the taxicab tariff and charges and report back the results of the review to General Government and Licensing Committee and as part of the review consider:

 

a. The rate of inflation;

 

b. The price of fuel and other costs associated with operating a taxicab; and

 

c. Information received through consultations with taxicab owners and operators, vehicle-for-hire drivers, other industry stakeholders, and the public.

 

3. City Council direct that the fuel surcharge expire upon the completion of the review of taxicab tariffs and charges and consideration of the report requested in recommendation 2, or when City Council otherwise rescinds the surcharge.

Origin

(April 12, 2022) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards

Summary

As directed by General Government and Licensing Committee at its meeting of March 22, 2022, this report responds to item GL29.21 - Ensuring Accessibility and Equity for Toronto Taxi Drivers, which contains three recommendations:

 

- That the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards in partnership with Technology Services, invite the Toronto Ombudsman to review the digital business licensing portal used to apply or renew taxicab licences to ensure equity and accessibility, and consider possible language or technical barriers and their solution and report back,

 

- Retain third party facilitation for any large scale consultation or working group in the taxicab industry,

  

- Increase the taxicab tariffs by $1.00 per trip.

 

Since its launch in July 2020, over 7,500 new licence applications and 14,000 licence renewals were successfully received and processed by Municipal Licensing and Standards staff using the digital business licensing portal. Municipal Licensing and Standards and Technology Services worked collaboratively to design and launch the portal and have iteratively improved the design since its launch. Staff are committed to continuing to review the portal to ensure that it is designed to be as intuitive and easy to use as possible for all licensees, including people of varying digital literacy and English proficiency. 

 

Third party facilitation is a strategy that has been successfully employed by Municipal Licensing and Standards for other large scale consultation projects, and staff are supportive of retaining external facilitation services for major vehicle-for-hire related consultations and working groups.

 

Finally, staff are supportive of an increase to taxicab fares to respond to the rapid and unexpected rise in fuel prices that has occurred. This report proposes an amendment to Chapter 546, Vehicle-for-Hire Licensing, to implement a fuel surcharge of $1.00 to the taxicab tariff, effective immediately. It is proposed that the fuel surcharge be applied on a temporary basis until staff can conduct a fulsome review and consultation on taxicab tariffs and fares and report back about current and expected future costs of operating a taxicab, including fuel prices and rates of inflation to inform proposals for any changes to the taxicab fare structure.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 12, 2022) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards on Response to GL29.21 Ensuring Accessibility and Equity for Toronto Taxi Drivers
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-224628.pdf
(April 22, 2022) Pubic Notice
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-224629.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(April 22, 2022) Letter from Gerry Manley (GL.Supp)

Declared Interests (Committee)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor Nick Mantas - as his family member is an owner of a taxi plate.
Written Declaration: https://secure.toronto.ca/council/declared-interest-file.do?id=10936

GL30.11 - Large Multi-Passenger Pedalled Vehicles on City Streets

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Public Notice Given

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

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to issue no more than eight pedicab business licences to large, multi-passenger pedalled vehicles, with a maximum of 16 passengers, for one year and amend Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 545, Licensing, Article III, Licensing of Pedicabs, section 545-21, to add a new section that will require that each owner of a large multi-passenger pedicab to maintain a minimum of $2,000,000 in insurance.

 

2. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards in consultation with Transportation Services, Economic Development and Culture and other divisions, as appropriate, to consult with relevant stakeholders, including emergency services and the Toronto Transit Commission, and the public on the impacts of large, multi-passenger pedalled vehicles on city streets and any proposed regulatory changes, and to include a summary of these consultation efforts in a final report in 2023.

 

3. City Council direct that Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (April 13, 2022) from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards and the City Solicitor remain confidential as it contains advice which is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

Origin

(April 13, 2022) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards and the City Solicitor

Summary

This report seeks City Council direction on the licensing and regulation of pedal powered vehicles carrying multiple passengers on Toronto city streets.

 

In the last few years, staff in Municipal Licensing and Standards, Transportation Services, and Economic Development and Culture have been approached with inquiries related to the regulation of large, multi-passenger vehicles that are pedal-powered by the passengers and have a driver responsible for steering the vehicle on the roadway. Where used in other jurisdictions, the vehicles support group tourist and/or recreational activities.

 

Pedicabs, as defined in Chapter 545, Licensing, are pedal-powered vehicles which permit up to two adult passengers, or more if approved by the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards.  Pedicab drivers must hold a valid Ontario driver's licence.  Their operation is prohibited during rush hour and they are also prohibited at all times on certain streets.

 

There are two operators proposing to operate large, multi-passenger pedalled vehicles on city streets this Spring and one has applied for a business licence as a pedicab.

 

In seeking direction on whether the Executive Director should license these vehicles as pedicabs to operate with up to 16 passengers, subject to compliance with all other licensing requirements, staff also recommend that consideration be given to temporary limits on the number of pedicab licences issued for such large vehicles, and that staff be directed to consult with stakeholders, including emergency services and the Toronto Transit Commission, and report back with final recommendations.

 

Economic Development and Culture and Transportation Services were also notified of the development of this report.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 13, 2022) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards and the City Solicitor on Large Multi-Passenger Pedalled Vehicles on City Streets
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-224630.pdf
Confidential Attachment
Public Notice
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-224883.pdf

Speakers

Lyle Jones, Pedal Pub Toronto

Communications (Committee)

(April 28, 2022) Letter from Roselle Martino, Vice President, Public Policy, Toronto Region Board of Trade (GL.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/gl/comm/communicationfile-149516.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(May 10, 2022) Letter from Jessie Schenk (CC.New)

11a - Large Multi-Passenger Pedalled Vehicles on City Streets and Provincial Pilot Project Regulation - Supplementary Report

Confidential Attachment - Contains advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege.
Origin
(April 27, 2022) Report from the City Solicitor
Summary

This report is supplementary to Item GL30.11 regarding the licensing and regulation of pedal powered vehicles carrying multiple passengers (the "First Report").

 

On April 22, 2022, the Province published O.Reg. 411/22: Pilot Project - Large Quadricycles (the "Regulation") under the Highway Traffic Act.  The Regulation governs the operation of large quadricycles, which are defined as a vehicle with four wheels, operate by pedalling, driven by a "large quadricycle chauffeur" and with 11 or more passengers.

 

This supplementary report provides updated legal advice that considers the implications of the Regulation.

Background Information (Committee)
(April 27, 2022) Report from the City Solicitor on Large Multi-Passenger Pedalled Vehicles on City Streets and Provincial Pilot Project Regulation - Supplementary Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-225025.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1

GL30.12 - Confirmation Program Response Rate - Addressing Cyber 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 the Chief Information Security Officer to develop a process to periodically report to the General Government and Licensing Committee on instances of non-compliance and associated risk treatments and their associated Risk Treatment Plans (RTPs) for all risk assessments conducted by the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer, starting with critical systems.

 

2. City Council direct the Chief Information Security Officer to report periodically to the General Government and Licensing Committee the details of any City Agency or Corporation or entity that is deemed part of the Confirmation Program, that deviates from carrying out the objectives of the Confirmation Program.

 

3. City Council direct the City Manager to ensure that the heads of any City Agency or Corporation or entity that is deemed part of the Confirmation Program that has not submitted a remediation plan or signed risk treatment plans under the Confirmation Program or other risk assessments starting with critical systems, conducted by the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer, are available when required at General Government and Licensing Committee meetings to answer questions on their item.

 

4. City Council direct that Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (April 14, 2022) from the Chief Information Security Officer remain confidential in its entirety, as it involves the security of property belonging to the City of Toronto.

Origin

(April 14, 2022) Report from the Chief Information Security Officer

Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide an update to the General Government and Licensing Committee on the Confirmation Program to address cyber risks identified in the City's divisions, agencies and corporations.

 

This report contains one confidential attachment from the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer:

 

Confidential Attachment 1 - Confirmation Program Response Rate provides a summary of the Confirmation Program, and highlights any City agency or corporation that has not yet submitted a remediation plan under the Confirmation Program.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 14, 2022) Report from the Chief Information Security Officer on Confirmation Program Response Rate
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-224808.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1

GL30.13 - Amendments to Municipal Code Chapter 217, Records, Corporate (City)

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend Municipal Code Chapter 217, Records, Corporate (City) by establishing two new records retention schedules for records relating to Adjacent Lands and Heritage Properties and Urban Forestry Operations and Asset Management, as set out in Attachment 1 to the report (April 20, 2022) from the City Clerk.

 

2. City Council amend Municipal Code Chapter 217, Records, Corporate (City) by amending two existing records retention schedules relating to Archaeological Resources and Heritage Properties and Districts on the Heritage Register, as set out in Attachment 2 to the report (April 20, 2022) from the City Clerk.

 

3. City Council amend Municipal Code Chapter 217, Records, Corporate (City) by deleting two existing records retention schedules relating to Archaeological Sites and City Heritage Properties as set out in Attachment 3, to be replaced with the amendments outlined in Attachment 2 to the report (April 20, 2022) from the City Clerk.

Origin

(April 20, 2022) Report from the City Clerk

Summary

The purpose of this report is to amend the City's records retention by-law by establishing two new records retention schedules and amending two existing records retention schedules to address divisional business needs.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 20, 2022) Report from the City Clerk on Amendments to Municipal Code Chapter 217, Records, Corporate (City)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-224810.pdf
Attachment 1 - New Records Class to be added to Schedule A, Records Retention Schedule of Municipal Code Chapter 217, Records, Corporate (City)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-224811.pdf
Attachment 2 - Amended Records Retention Schedules to be added to Schedule A, Records Retention Schedule of Municipal Code Chapter 217, Records, Corporate (City) to Replace Existing Records Retention Schedules
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-224812.pdf
Attachment 3 - Existing Records Retention Schedules to be deleted from Schedule A, Records Retention Schedule of Municipal Code Chapter 217, Records, Corporate (City), and Replaced with the Amended Records Retention Schedules Contained in Attachment 2 of this Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-224813.pdf

GL30.14 - Procurement of Emergency Goods and Services in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic over $500,000

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council receive the report (April 8, 2022) from the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management for information.

Origin

(April 8, 2022) Report from the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management

Summary

The purpose of this report is to advise on the emergency non-competitive procurements of goods and services that are over $500,000 in value that were processed by Purchasing and Materials Management on behalf of various divisions relating to the City of Toronto's response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency (COVID-19) for the period of October 1, 2021 to January 31, 2022.  Section 195-7.4B of Chapter 195, Purchasing, requires that any emergency non-competitive contract over the value of $500,000 must be reported to Council for information.

 

This is a follow up report to GL21.26, Procurement of Emergency Goods and Services in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic which covered emergency procurement from August 1 to December 31, 2020.  Between October 1, 2021 and January 31, 2022, the City entered into 4 emergency non-competitive contracts over the value of $500,000, and amended 1 of the emergency non-competitive contracts.  The total value of these emergency non-competitive contracts, including the amendment, is $44,610,000, net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($45,395,136 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries).  Three of those emergency non-competitive contracts was to respond to the Omicron variant through the purchase of Rapid Antigen Tests.  The final emergency non-competitive contract was in response to rapidly changing requirements related to reopening in October, 2021. 

 

There were no emergency non-competitive contracts related to COVID-19 above $500,000 entered into between January 1, 2021 and September 30, 2021.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 8, 2022) Report from the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management on Procurement of Emergency Goods and Services in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic over $500,000
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-224643.pdf

GL30.15 - Administrative Penalty Tribunal Chair's 2021 Annual Report

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that: 

 

1. City Council receive the 2021 Annual Report from the Chair, Administrative Penalty Tribunal, contained in Attachment 1 to the report (April 12, 2022) from the Director, Court Services, for information.

Origin

(April 12, 2022) Report from the Director, Court Services

Summary

The Administrative Penalty Tribunal is an independent adjudicative body consisting of 25 public panel members referred to as Hearing Officers. Hearing Officers are appointed by City Council and provide a second, independent review and decision in a parking violation dispute. Hearing Officers have the authority to affirm, vary or cancel the decision of a Screening Officer and extend time for payment. In carrying out this mandate, the Tribunal is authorized to conduct pre-hearings and mediations. Decisions of the Hearing Officers are final – there is no further appeal.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 12, 2022) Report from the Director, Court Services on Administrative Penalty Tribunal Chair's 2021 Annual Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-224603.pdf
Attachment 1 - Administrative Penalty Tribunal Chair's 2021 Annual Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-224604.pdf

GL30.16 - Mount Dennis Campus Opportunity

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
5 - York South - Weston

Committee Recommendations

The General Government and Licensing Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council authorize the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, in consultation with the City Manager, the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and other Divisions as needed, to engage and if required, enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with representatives from the entity named in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (March 30, 2022) from the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO ("the Entity"), and to participate in a Campus Master Plan review exercise that includes the exploration of the feasibility of a post-secondary campus and City-building opportunity in the Mount Dennis area and potentially other areas of the City in relation to the Campus Master Plan review.

 

2. City Council request the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, to update the Board of Directors of CreateTO in the third quarter of 2023 with the results of this work, next steps and recommendations.

 

3. City Council direct the confidential information contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (March 30, 2022) from the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO remain confidential until after the recommendations have been adopted by Council unless it has otherwise been made public.

 

4. City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, and the Chief Technology Officer to work with CreateTO, George Brown College, and private sector service providers, to look for opportunities for the City to support broadband connectivity to the proposed new George Brown campus project in Mount Dennis.

Origin

(April 12, 2022) Letter from the Board of Directors of CreateTO

Summary

At its meeting on April 12, 2022, the Board of Directors, CreateTO considered Item RA30.6 and made recommendations to City Council.

 

On April 27, 2022, Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (March 30, 2022) from the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, was made public in its entirety on Item RA30.6 upon advice from the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, as authorized by the Board, as follows:


The post-secondary institution is George Brown College.

 

Summary from the report (March 30, 2022) from the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO:


The purpose of this report is to respond to City Council's request to CreateTO to identify lands in the Mount Dennis area that may be suitable for a post-secondary campus and to seek direction for CreateTO and City staff to engage in a collaborative exercise with a local post-secondary school to review the feasibility of a campus project in the Mount Dennis area, as part of a broader City-building initiative.

 

Also, as directed by City Council, Economic Development and Culture reached out to Toronto based post-secondary institutions and the entity named in Confidential Attachment 1 ("the Entity"), has come forward identifying an interest in investigating the feasibility of a campus investment project in the Mount Dennis area, as part of its Campus Master Planning exercise that is currently underway. 

 

The feasibility exercise by the Entity and the necessary due diligence work by CreateTO and the City for this opportunity will determine whether a collaborative project involving a post-secondary investment in the Mount Dennis area may be possible.  A campus project represents a strong opportunity for CreateTO to lead a potentially transformational City-building initiative that could deliver not only a campus/satellite campus but also wide-ranging social, economic, environmental and cultural benefits to the Mount Dennis area, and potentially other parts of the City where the City partners with the Entity on real estate solutions.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 12, 2022) Letter from the Board of Directors of CreateTO on Mount Dennis Campus Opportunity
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-224525.pdf
(March 30, 2022) Report and Attachment 1 from the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO on Mount Dennis Campus Opportunity
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-224526.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - Name of Entity - made public on April 27, 2022
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/gl/bgrd/backgroundfile-224527.pdf

Infrastructure and Environment Committee - Meeting 29

IE29.2 - Non-Competitive Contract with Fortran Traffic Systems Limited for the City's Transportation Services Vision Zero Project

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to negotiate and execute a non-competitive agreement from the date of award to December 31, 2022, with two (2) additional option year renewals with Fortran in the amount of $4,300,926 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($4,376,622 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries), on terms and conditions satisfactory the General Manager, Transportation Services, in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Origin

(April 8, 2022) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management

Summary

The purpose of this report is to request authority to enter into a non-competitive contract with Fortran Traffic Systems Limited for the supply and delivery of Primary Solar-powered, Wireless School Zone Flashing Beacons on behalf of Transportation Services (City Stores). The contract will be for an initial period from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022, with the option to renew for two (2) additional option year periods, in the total amount of $4,300,926 net of Harmonized Sales Tax ($4,376,622 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries).

 

A contract was awarded to Fortran Traffic Systems Limited in 2018 resulting from competitive call Request for Quotation 1202-18-0299.The contract expired on November 5, 2020. In June 2021, a lower value and short term contract was awarded to Fortran Traffic Systems Limited resulting from a Non-Competitive Procurement Request.  This was for the immediate purchases necessary for the installation of flashing beacons for the 2021 Vision Zero safety school zone rollout which also included repairs and ongoing maintenance throughout the City of Toronto as part of the Vision Zero project. The new contract is requested to extend the purchases in order to comply with City Council directive to better equip designated school safety zones.  These purchases will allow the installation and execution of Flashing Beacons to complete the remaining Vision Zero identified school safety zones. Moreover, the Flashing Beacons supplied by Fortran Traffic System Limited installed throughout the City of Toronto run on a JSF System which Fortran has exclusive rights. There are no other companies in Canada which run on this system. The Flashing Beacons and reporting system have been tailored and customized to meet all City requirements.

    

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 allowed under staff authority as per the Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 71- Financial Control, Section 71-11A.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 8, 2022) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services and Chief Procurement Officer, Purchasing and Materials Management on Non-Competitive Contract with Fortran Traffic Systems Limited for the City's Transportation Services Vision Zero Project
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-224351.pdf

IE29.3 - Missing Link Sidewalk Program - 2022 Local Road Sidewalk Installation and Sentinel Road Project Update

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
2 - Etobicoke Centre, 3 - Etobicoke - Lakeshore, 5 - York South - Weston, 6 - York Centre, 7 - Humber River - Black Creek, 8 - Eglinton - Lawrence, 15 - Don Valley West, 20 - Scarborough Southwest

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to continue with the planned delivery of sidewalks on:

 

a. Aylesworth Avenue (east side from Lillington Avenue to Haslam Street where missing);

 

b. Blaydon Avenue (north side from Denbigh Crescent to Whitburn Crescent);

 

c. Cardell Avenue (south side from Weston Road to Fairglen Crescent);

 

d. Denbigh Crescent (south side from Whitburn Crescent to Blaydon Avenue);

 

e. Elder Avenue (north side from Thirtieth Street to Thirty Second Street);

 

f. Fairglen Crescent (south side from Weston Road to Cardell Avenue);

 

g. Hotspur Road (east side from Neptune Drive to existing sidewalk);

 

h. Lauderdale Drive (southwest side from Rollscourt Drive to Heathcote Avenue);

 

i. Orman Avenue (north side from Symes Road to Hilldale Road);

 

j. Ralph Street (from Rosemount Avenue to Lawrence Avenue West);

 

k. Silverhill Drive (both sides from Billingham Road to north of Lynnford Drive);

 

l. Superior Avenue (from end of existing sidewalk to the Great Lakes Park Trail); and

 

m. Symes Road (east side from Terry Drive to Orman Avenue).

 

2. City Council prohibit parking at all times on both sides of Silverhill Drive, between Markhall Avenue and a point 138.5 metres south of Lynnford Drive.

 

3. City Council prohibit parking at all times on the east side of Aylesworth Avenue, between Lillington Avenue and Edgley Avenue.

 

4. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to develop a plan for the next part of the Sentinel Road upgrades from Lamberton Boulevard to Finch Avenue West and to include that as part of the next phase of the work plan.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee referred Recommendation 1k in the report (April 8, 2022) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, on the installation of the sidewalk on Richdale Court, back to the General Manager, Transportation Services, with a request to reconsider it at a later time, in conjunction with major road work.

Origin

(April 8, 2022) 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. 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 roadway or utility work, as well as stand-alone delivery.

 

In July 2019, Council requested that sidewalk proposals not otherwise delegated to the

General Manager, Transportation Services, or those requested by a Member of Council, be reported on an annual basis to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee for recommendation to City Council. This report recommends the installation of sidewalks on the following local roads:

 

- Aylesworth Avenue from Lillington Avenue to Haslam Street (east side, Ward 20);

 

- Blaydon Avenue from Denbigh Crescent to Whitburn Crescent (north side, Ward 6);

 

- Cardell Avenue from Weston Road to Fairglen Crescent (south side, Ward 5);

 

- Denbigh Crescent from Whitburn Crescent to Blaydon Avenue (south side, Ward 6);

 

- Elder Avenue from Thirtieth Street to Thirty Second Street (north side, Ward 3);

 

- Fairglen Crescent  from Weston Road to Cardell Avenue (south side, Ward 5);

 

- Hotspur Road from Neptune Drive to existing sidewalk (east side, Ward 8);

 

- Lauderdale Drive from Rollscourt Drive to Heathcote Avenue (southwest side, Ward 15);

 

- Orman Avenue from Symes Road to Hilldale Road (north side, Ward 5);

 

- Ralph Street from Rosemount Avenue to Lawrence Avenue West (west side, Ward 5);

 

- Richdale Court from Longfield Road to Richdale Court (both sides, Ward 2);

 

- Silverhill Drive from Billingham Road to north of Lynnford Drive (both sides, Ward 3);

 

- Superior Avenue from end of existing sidewalk to Great Lakes Park Trail (north side, Ward 3);

 

- Symes Road from Terry Drive to Orman Avenue (east side, Ward 5).

 

A map of the sidewalk projects proposed in this report is included as Attachment 1.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 8, 2022) Report from the General Manager, Transportation on Missing Link Sidewalk Program - 2022 Local Road Sidewalk Installation and Sentinel Road Project Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-224368.pdf
Attachment 1 - Proposed Missing Sidewalk Installation Location Map
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-224369.pdf

Speakers

Councillor Stephen Holyday

Communications (Committee)

(April 22, 2022) Petition from Connie Burbidge, including containing the names of approximately 20 persons (on file with the City Clerk) (IE.Supp)
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Deputy Mayor Stephen Holyday, Ward 2, Etobicoke Centre (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/comm/communicationfile-149220.pdf

IE29.4 - Park Lawn Lake Shore Transportation Master Plan and Legion Road - Final Report

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
3 - Etobicoke - Lakeshore

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council endorse the Final Preferred Transportation Master Plan Network as generally shown in Attachment 1 to the report (April 8, 2022) from the General Manager, Transportation Services

 

2. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to prepare the Park Lawn Lake Shore Transportation Master Plan (including an Environmental Assessment Addendum for the 2010 Legion Road Extension Environmental Assessment that confirms the validity of the 2010 Environmental Assessment), based on the Final Preferred Transportation Master Plan Network, issue the Notice of Completion, and put the Transportation Master Plan in the public record in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process.

 

3. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to prepare an Official Plan Amendment to reflect the planned right-of-way widths and new road connections associated with the Transportation Master Plan for a Statutory Public Meeting of the Etobicoke York Community Council, once the Transportation Master Plan is finalized.

 

4. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to negotiate, enter into and execute any requisite agreement(s) with the Owner of the Christie's site to undertake the required Schedule C Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for Street A at the Owner's full cost, including funding for City staff position(s), together with any security, financing or other documents required, as well as any amendment, renewal or extension thereof, on terms and conditions generally as set out in the report (April 8, 2022) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, and on such other terms and conditions acceptable to the General Manager, Transportation Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

5. City Council deems that the funding agreement recommended in Recommendation 4 above is not subject to the Donations to the City of Toronto For Community Benefits Policy, on the basis that the Schedule C Municipal Class Environmental Assessment study for Street A is in the public interest of the City and advancing the study will allow for the design of the road and grade separation to be coordinated effectively with private development in a manner consistent with the Council-approved Christie's Secondary Plan.

Origin

(April 8, 2022) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

The Park Lawn Road and Lake Shore Boulevard West area is a vibrant waterfront community that has experienced considerable growth over the last two decades and is set to continue to transform and intensify with the revitalization of the former Christie's cookie factory site into a transit-supportive, mixed-use residential and employment district anchored by a new transit hub, as adopted by City Council in May 2021.

 

Continued growth in the area results in the need for new and improved multi-modal transportation infrastructure that accommodates people of all ages and abilities, and to complement the planned transit hub consisting of the new Park Lawn GO Station and new streetcar loop internal to the Christie's site that will connect to a dedicated streetcar right-of-way on Lake Shore Boulevard West.

 

At the direction of City Council, Transportation Services initiated the Park Lawn Lake Shore Transportation Master Plan in 2016 as a comprehensive transportation study to plan for the required transportation infrastructure in the area. The Transportation Master Plan was put on hold from 2017 to 2019 pending City Council's decision on the land use of the Christie's site, and was reinitiated at Council's direction in 2019 in tandem with the Christie's Planning Study.

 

The Transportation Master Plan is completing phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process - establishing a long-term transportation vision for the area, including reassessing the previously completed Environmental Assessment for the Legion Road Extension.

 

City Council considered an interim staff report in July 2021 which provided an update on the Transportation Master Plan, and sought Council direction to undertake stakeholder and public engagement on the preliminary preferred network presented in the report. The interim report also provided a status update on the Legion Road Extension and outlined next steps to finalize the Transportation Master Plan.

 

This report summarizes stakeholder and public feedback received since July 2021, recommends a final preferred Transportation Master Plan network for Council's endorsement, outlines an implementation plan with high-level order of magnitude cost estimates, provides a status update on the Legion Road Extension, and seeks direction on a number of next steps to begin implementing the Transportation Master Plan.

 

Key next steps include completing phases 3 and 4 of the Environmental Assessment process for Street A and the preliminary design of the Legion Road Extension. Street A is required to support Phase 1 of the Christie's redevelopment and the proposed Park Lawn GO Station. City staff have been working with the Owner of the Christie's site on a proposal to have the developer complete the Environmental Assessment, at their expense, as part of an integrated planning process with their Plan of Subdivision application.

 

This report seeks authority for the General Manager, Transportation Services and City Solicitor to enter into any requisite legal agreement(s) with the Owner of the Christie's site to complete the Environmental Assessment on terms and conditions acceptable to the General Manager, Transportation Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 8, 2022) Report and Attachments 1-2 from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Park Lawn Lake Shore Transportation Master Plan and Legion Road - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-224367.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(April 19, 2022) E-mail from Cyd Barley (IE.Supp)
(April 20, 2022) E-mail from Anna Reggio (IE.Supp)
(April 25, 2022) Letter from Submitted by Sonam Vashisth on behalf of Alison Stewart, Senior Advocacy Manager, Cycle Toronto (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/comm/communicationfile-149236.pdf
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Mark Frew (IE.Supp)

IE29.5 - Metrolinx Yonge North Subway Extension Early Works and Temporary Delegation for Long-term Road Closures; Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit Time Extension of the Temporary Delegation for Long-term Road Closures

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
5 - York South - Weston, 8 - Eglinton - Lawrence, 9 - Davenport, 12 - Toronto - St. Paul's, 15 - Don Valley West, 16 - Don Valley East, 18 - Willowdale, 20 - Scarborough Southwest, 21 - Scarborough Centre
Attention
Bills 450 and 451 have been submitted on this Item.

Public Notice Given

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council approve a temporary closure to vehicular traffic of the westbound curb lane on Hendon Avenue, between Yonge Street and Duplex Avenue, from January 1, 2023 to August 31, 2023, inclusive, for the purpose of the Yonge North Subway Extension project.

 

2. City Council approve a temporary closure of a portion of the north sidewalk to pedestrian traffic, on Hendon Avenue, between Duplex Avenue and a point 50 metres east, from January 1, 2023 to August 31, 2023, inclusive, for the purpose of the Yonge North Subway Extension project.

 

3. City Council approve a temporary closure of the west crosswalk to pedestrian traffic at the intersection of Yonge Street and Hendon Avenue, from January 15, 2023 to August 31, 2023, inclusive, for the purpose of the Yonge North Subway Extension project.

 

4. City Council approve the installation of temporary Traffic Control Signals on Hendon Avenue at Talbot Road, to be in effect from January 1, 2023 to August 31, 2023, inclusive.

 

5. City Council rescind the existing stopping prohibition in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, on the north and south side of Hendon Avenue, between Yonge Street and Duplex Avenue, from January 15, 2023 to August 31, 2023, inclusive.

 

6. City Council prohibit stopping at all times on the north and south side of Hendon Avenue, between Yonge Street and Duplex Avenue, from January 15, 2023 to August 31, 2023, inclusive.

 

7. City Council approve one-way eastbound traffic operations on Hendon Avenue, between Yonge Street and Duplex Avenue, from January 15, 2023 to August 31, 2023, inclusive.

 

8. City Council approve a temporary closure of the southbound curb lane to vehicular traffic on Yonge Street, between Hendon Avenue and a point 45 metres north, from January 15, 2023 to August 31, 2023, inclusive, for the purpose of the Yonge North Subway Extension project.

 

9. City Council rescind the existing Right-Turn-on-Red prohibition in effect for the eastbound traffic on Hendon Avenue at Yonge Street, from January 15, 2023 to August 31, 2023, inclusive.

 

10. City Council amend Section 937-3.2 of City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 937, Temporary Closing of Highways, to delete the date of January 1, 2022 and replace it with the date of December 31, 2022 such that the General Manager, Transportation Services will be delegated the authority to temporarily close to vehicular and pedestrian traffic highways or portions of highways for a period up to and including 365 consecutive days, until December 31, 2022, with the exception of those highways listed in Section 937-4 of Chapter 937, as required for the purposes of the construction of the Metrolinx Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit corridor, and to exempt the General Manager, Transportation Services in carrying out this extended delegation from Section 937-5 of Chapter 937, Temporary Closing of Highways, that being the requirement to notify the local Ward Councillor of the pending closure and the requirement to report on the proposed closure if so requested by the local Ward Councillor.

 

11. City Council amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 27, Council Procedures, to provide that the current delegation to Community Council to temporarily close local roads, collector roads, and minor arterial roads does not include closures delegated to the General Manager, Transportation Services, in carrying out the authority in Recommendation 10.

 

12. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, to request Metrolinx to expand its use of a 24 hour, 7 days a week hotline to accept and track complaints and reports of issues associated with the Yonge North Subway Extension.

 

13. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, to work with Metrolinx to provide details of long-term road occupancy permits to the public on project websites, consistent with current practices deployed on the Metrolinx Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit, Finch West Light Rail Transit and GO Expansion projects.

 

14. City Council direct that the traffic lanes and sidewalks be reopened when the project is complete.

Origin

(April 8, 2022) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

This report discusses the proposed Early Works for the Yonge North Subway Extension project and requests City Council approval for the long-term temporary road closures required to perform these works. Additionally, the report requests, as has been granted for the other large Metrolinx transit projects, City Council authorization for a temporary delegation of authority to the General Manager, Transportation Services to implement long-term temporary road closures for up to 365 days for the purposes of the Yonge North Subway Extension project.

 

Finally, the report seeks Council authorization for a time extension (up to December 31, 2022) of previously approved temporary delegation of authority to implement long-term temporary road closures for up to 365 days for the purposes of the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit project.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 8, 2022) Revised Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Metrolinx Yonge North Subway Extension Early Works and Temporary Delegation for Long-term Road Closures; Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit Time Extension of the Temporary Delegation for Long-term Road Closures
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-224704.pdf
(April 8, 2022) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Metrolinx Yonge North Subway Extension Early Works and Temporary Delegation for Long-term Road Closures; Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit Time Extension of the Temporary Delegation for Long-term Road Closures
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-224373.pdf
(April 19, 2022) Public Notice
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-224703.pdf

IE29.6 - Eastbound F.G. Gardiner Expressway and Northbound Don Valley Parkway Closures - 2022, 2023 and 2024 Toronto Triathlon Festival

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
4 - Parkdale - High Park, 10 - Spadina - Fort York, 13 - Toronto Centre, 14 - Toronto - Danforth, 16 - Don Valley East, 19 - Beaches - East York

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the closure of the F.G. Gardiner Expressway, eastbound lanes only, from the Humber River to the Don Valley Parkway, including all ramps, and the Don Valley Parkway, northbound lanes only, from the F.G. Gardiner Expressway to Eglinton Avenue East, including all ramps, on the Sundays of July 24, 2022, July 23, 2023 and July 21, 2024 from 2:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., for the 2022, 2023 and 2024 Toronto Triathlon Festival event.

 

2. City Council require the organizer to pay, within 90 days of the City issuing an invoice, any costs incurred to the City to secure the work zones along the F.G. Gardiner Expressway during the F.G. Gardiner Expressway rehabilitation work.

Origin

(April 8, 2022) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek City Council's authority to close portions of the eastbound lanes on the F.G. Gardiner Expressway and northbound lanes on the Don Valley Parkway for the Toronto Triathlon Festival event for 2022, 2023 and 2024. The proposed route and time of year of the 2022, 2023 and 2024 Toronto Triathlon Festival event will remain the same as 2019.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 8, 2022) Report and Attachment 1 from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Eastbound F.G. Gardiner Expressway and Northbound Don Valley Parkway Closures - 2022, 2023 and 2024 Toronto Triathlon Festival
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-224372.pdf

IE29.7 - Ridgewood Road New Sanitary Sewer - Preliminary Design Funding

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

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the General Manager, Toronto Water, to undertake the preliminary engineering design at a cost of up to $200,000 net of all applicable taxes and charges ($203,520 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries), of a new sanitary sewer on Ridgewood Road for the benefit of certain local residents on Ridgewood Road in Ward 25, Scarborough - Rouge Park, funded from Toronto Water's 2022 Approved Capital Budget and 2023-2031 Approved Capital Plan.

Origin

(April 4, 2022) Report from the General Manager, Toronto Water

Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek direction from City Council regarding the cost to fund a preliminary engineering design of a new sanitary sewer on Ridgewood Road in Ward 25, Scarborough - Rouge Park which, if ultimately constructed, would serve only 55 properties, currently serviced by private property septic tanks. Some residents of these properties have expressed an interest to their local Councillor in exploring the possibility of funding the new sanitary sewer construction through a local improvement charge for the benefit of these local residents. Toronto Water staff have undertaken a basic preliminary cost estimate of the potential associated construction costs.  A preliminary engineering design of the sanitary sewer works to the 30 percent design stage would better serve to inform these local residents of the estimated costs, so that they can decide if they wish to support and further pursue a local improvement charge process, whereby the actual cost of the improvement is shared among the benefiting properties.

 

Should a future local improvement charge process proceed and be authorized, Toronto Water would seek to recover the cost of the preliminary engineering design within the local improvement charge as a cost of the work.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 4, 2022) Report and Attachment 1 from the General Manager, Toronto Water on Ridgewood Road New Sanitary Sewer - Preliminary Design Funding
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-224186.pdf

IE29.9 - The Deep Retrofit Challenge

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
A communication has been submitted on this Item.

May 5, 2022 - Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (April 8, 2022) from the Executive Director, Environment and Energy was made public and can be accessed under Background Information.

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the public release of Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (April 8, 2022) from the Executive Director, Environment and Energy, following the expected announcement of funding for the Deep Retrofit Challenge by Canada's Federal Government

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

On May 2, 2022, the Executive Director, Environment and Energy advised that the Government of Canada has made public the information in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (April 8, 2022). As a result, Confidential Attachment 1 is now public in its entirety.

Origin

(April 8, 2022) Report from the Executive Director, Environment and Energy

Summary

This report provides City Council with an update of the City's new Deep Retrofit Challenge and the receipt of federal funding to support this new program.

 

The City has secured financial support from the federal government to support deep energy retrofits resulting in significant emissions reductions in buildings that undergo a deep retrofit. Almost all buildings within Toronto are required to undergo deep energy retrofits to achieve the City's net zero greenhouse gas emissions climate target. The definition of a deep energy retrofit is a major renovation project in which the building energy usage has been reduced by at least 50 percent - although additional savings may be required to reach Toronto's emissions target. The total amount of funding is currently confidential pending federal announcement – details are provided in Confidential Attachment 1.

 

A new City program, the Deep Retrofit Challenge, was developed to enable demonstration projects that will accelerate the deployment of high efficiency retrofits of buildings in Toronto. The program is expected to open for applications in the Second Quarter 2022. Almost all buildings within Toronto will need to undergo deep energy retrofits to achieve the City's net zero climate target. It is important to note that many newly constructed buildings, even those that meet the Toronto Green Standard, will need to undergo major retrofits to convert heating systems from fossil fuels to electricity (at least those buildings before Toronto Green Standard Version 4 Tier 3 "Near Zero Emissions" applies in 2028). The Deep Retrofit Challenge is expected to act as a catalyst for early voluntary compliance with actions identified in the City's Net Zero Existing Buildings Strategy and help drive adoption of Toronto's net zero by 2040 goal.

 

The Deep Retrofit Challenge is a competition style program that will support a number of retrofit projects to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the multi-unit residential building and mid-tier commercial building sectors and serve as a demonstration of next generation retrofits to accelerate market adoption. Participants will collaborate and compete with the highest performing projects receiving awards based on measured emissions reduction performance. The Deep Retrofit Challenge will award grant funding to selected participants to help offset the cost of performing a deep retrofit of their buildings, with portions allocated for design, construction and confirmed emissions performance. Additional details of eligibility will be released with the program.

 

The Deep Retrofit Challenge participants will be required to share data on project budget, design and emissions and energy data.  Program data shall be open-sourced, to allow others to benefit from the approach taken and provide clear evidence of benefits achieved by the deep retrofit projects. The Deep Retrofit Challenge participants are expected to participate in the initial cohort of volunteers for actions 1-3 of the City Net Zero Existing Buildings Strategy as these are actualized into City programs. These actions include:

 

1.    Annual emissions (and energy) performance reporting, public disclosure and labelling

 

2.    Greenhouse gas emissions performance target

 

3.    Performing energy and emissions audits and tune-ups (at regular intervals)

 

Project selection is slated to occur in the Fourth Quarter 2022 with participants completing incremental design activities in 2023. Participants will have until the First Quarter 2025 to complete construction of the deep retrofits. Measurement and verification of project performance will follow with planned program windup in the Second Quarter 2026.

 

Participants will be encouraged to apply to existing City programs such as Energy Retrofit Loan to assist in funding the projects. The City will provide an in-kind contribution in the form of staff time to administer and promote the program, as well as supporting knowledge transfer and recognition of these transformational projects.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 8, 2022) Report from the Executive Director, Environment and Energy on The Deep Retrofit Challenge
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-224349.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - Details of Funding for Deep Retrofit - made public on May 5, 2022
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-224350.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Sharon Bider (IE.New)
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Liz Addison (IE.New)

Communications (City Council)

(May 9, 2022) Letter from David Langille (CC.Supp)

IE29.10 - Accountability and Management Framework for the TransformTO Net Zero Strategy

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend the Draft Terms of Reference in Attachment B to the report (April 8, 2022) from the Executive Director, Environment and Energy, under Membership, and delete the words "actively seek to" so that it reads:

 

"It is estimated that the CAG will have 15 - 20 Members, with the final number determined by the City based on interest and other factors. The CAG will be comprised of representatives of organizations and individuals. The CAG will include Members representing the sectors with the greatest emission-reduction in the coming years in order to meet Toronto's 2030 community-wide interim targets. Sectors can include buildings, energy, transportation, finance, and waste. The City will include representation from Indigenous communities, youth and equity-deserving groups such as the Black community"

 

2. City Council request the Executive Director, Environment and Energy Division, as part of the TransformTO Net Zero Strategy Progress Reports identified in the Net Zero Accountability and Management Framework, to identify any funding enhancements, including funding from other levels of government, necessary to accelerate the TransformTO Net Zero Strategy to achieve upcoming community-wide greenhouse gas reduction targets.

Origin

(April 8, 2022) Report from the Executive Director, Environment and Energy Division

Summary

This report presents an Accountability and Management Framework ("the Framework") to guide implementation of the TransformTO Net Zero Strategy on climate, as requested by City Council. It outlines the creation of two advisory groups and management processes that will guide the City's accountable and inclusive implementation of the Net Zero Strategy. In addition, this report outlines the TransformTO Net Zero Strategy reporting schedule to Council and the ongoing approach to peer review.

 

Council adopted the TransformTO Net Zero Strategy in December, 2021 (IE26.16) with the aim of creating a future Toronto that is zero-carbon, equitable, healthy, prosperous and resilient. City Council set a target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions community-wide by 2040 and ambitious interim targets for 2030.

 

Approximately five percent of greenhouse gas emissions emissions are the direct responsibility of, and under the direct control of, the City of Toronto government. To successfully address the other ninety-five per cent of emissions, all levels of government, the private sector, the non-profit sector and residents will together have to identify appropriate resources and mechanisms to achieve community-wide climate targets. A whole city approach is needed to reach net zero and our 2030 interim targets. Success in meeting climate-related targets will also require focusing on equity and social inclusion during design and implementation.

 

Council's recognition of these two elements, a whole city approach and an equity focus, have helped shape the Framework presented in this report. The Framework has also been shaped by public and stakeholder feedback in 2019 and 2021 that identified that an inclusive, external Climate Advisory Group is required to provide accountability and transparency, and to act as a catalyst for meaningful community-wide climate action.

 

This report also provides an update on progress exploring the opportunity for the City of Toronto to host a future United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties as directed by Council (MM37.7).

Background Information (Committee)

(April 8, 2022) Report from the Executive Director, Environment and Energy Division on Accountability and Management Framework for the TransformTO Net Zero Strategy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-224381.pdf
Attachment A - Overview of TransformTO Net Zero Strategy Accountability and Management Framework
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-224382.pdf
Attachment B - Climate Advisory Group - Draft Terms of Reference
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-224383.pdf
Attachment C - Joint TransformTO Implementation Committee - Draft Terms of Reference
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-224384.pdf

Speakers

Anne Keary
Lyn Adamson, ClimateFast

Communications (Committee)

(April 25, 2022) Letter from Rick Ciccarelli on behalf of Mike Mattos, President, Mount Dennis Community Association, Laura Power, Ward 5 York South Weston Neighbourhood Climate Action Champion, and Judith Hayes, Mount Dennis ecoNeighbourhood Initiative Team (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/comm/communicationfile-149227.pdf
(April 26, 2022) Letter from Lyn Adamson, Co-Chair, ClimateFast (IE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/comm/communicationfile-149231.pdf

IE29.11 - Oversight and Accountability within the Utility Cut Process

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to include, as part of the fees review, the requirement for a system that provides information and documentation, including photos, of ongoing and completed projects that is accessible to the general public and report to Infrastructure and Environment committee the third quarter of 2023.

 

2. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to consult with the Executive Steering Committee of the Toronto Public Utilities Coordinating Committee on steps to improve the process of ensuring that temporary repairs for telecommunication equipment on public and private property are done in a timely manner and that there is a clear escalation process for customer complaints and report to Infrastructure and Environment committee the third quarter of 2023.

 

3. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, in coordination with the Chief Technology Officer, to consider creating a public page on City of Toronto website where Councillors' Offices, 311 Toronto and residents of Toronto may submit photos of poorly-done or incomplete work by utility companies, and to report back in the new term of City Council.

Origin

(April 8, 2022) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

The Transportation Services Division is responsible for maintaining City roads and sidewalks in an acceptable condition for the safe use and enjoyment by all users. In addition to ongoing state of good repair work the City also has to contend with cuts into roads and sidewalks made by utility companies.  Utility companies provide vital services to residents and businesses across the City including water, natural gas, electricity and telecommunications and it is important for both the City and utility companies to work together collaboratively to serve the public. Utility company's infrastructure networks are located either above or below the City's public right of way and when required to perform repairs and/or upgrades to their infrastructure are often need to cut into the roads and/or sidewalks to access their infrastructure. 

 

A "utility cut" occurs when it becomes necessary to excavate a portion of public right of way in order to provide access to underground utilities, such as watermains, power lines, and telecommunications infrastructure. Reasons for needing to access above or underground infrastructure can include performing routine maintenance, installing new infrastructure, upgrades, additions, and/or alterations to utility infrastructure.

 

Annually, Transportation Services issues 35,000 cut permits to utility companies. Utility cuts can be disruptive to the public in a number of ways including dust and noise from construction, impacts to sod, and uneven pavements.  The improper restoration of utility cuts can also accelerate the deterioration of City roads and sidewalks.  Therefore, it is important for the City to manage the utility cut process to protect City infrastructure and to provide good customer service.

 

This report addresses two Council approved members motions and aims to provide an update on the status of utility cut program including recent process improvements, challenges and next steps for the program.  The report will also identify the current fees charged to utilities and will provide an update on the status of a staffing and fee update.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 8, 2022) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Oversight and Accountability within the Utility Cut Process
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-224377.pdf

IE29.16 - Filing Extension for the Sewer Surcharge Rebate Program

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
Bill 381 has been submitted on this Item.

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize an amendment to Municipal Code, Chapter 849 (Water and Sewage Services and Utility Bill) to extend the due date to submit the annual verification for the City's Sewer Surcharge Rebate Program for eligible industrial and commercial consumers for the 2020 calendar year from February 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

Origin

(April 20, 2022) Letter from Councillor Michael Ford, Ward 1, Etobicoke North

Summary

Currently the City of Toronto's Sewer Surcharge Rebate Program provides a rebate to eligible industrial and commercial consumers on the percentage of water not returned to the sanitary sewer system. The program requires applicants to annually verify their water consumption and sewer discharge by February 1 for the preceding year. The COVID-19 pandemic, during the period of 2020-2021, adversely impacted the ability of certain industrial and commercial consumers to meet the February 1, 2021 submission deadline in respect to their sewer surcharge rebate application for the 2020 calendar year. 

 

Molson Coors Beverage Company in Etobicoke North is one example of an impacted industrial consumer that was unable to meet the February 1 deadline for the 2020 calendar year. Molson is a long-standing Toronto industry that provides a positive economic contribution to the City of Toronto and significant expansion plans and capital investment by Molson Coors Beverage Company at its Etobicoke North Brewery facilities are anticipated in the near future. For nine (9) consecutive years from 2012 to 2020, this company has met the eligibility requirements for the City of Toronto's Sewer Surcharge Rebate Program Program and has received almost $15,000,000 in rebates since joining the program. 

 

To support and assist industrial and commercial consumers impacted by COVID-19, I am requesting the Infrastructure and Environment Committee to consider a revision of the due date to submit the annual verification for  eligible industrial and commercial consumers for the 2020 calendar year be extended from February 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 20, 2022) Letter from Councillor Michael Ford, Ward 1, Etobicoke North on Filing Extension for the Sewer Surcharge Rebate Program
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-224732.pdf

IE29.17 - Kick-Starting Work Between Our Greenway Conservancy and the City of Toronto

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
6 - York Centre
Attention
Communications have been submitted on this Item.

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services to initiate dialog with Our Greenway Conservancy towards improving the public realm along arterial roads, ravines and hydro corridors within the Our Greenway Conservancy catchment area, at no cost to the City of Toronto.
 
2. City Council request the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services, and the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services, to cooperatively develop a Term Sheet, negotiate and enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Our Greenway Conservancy to support the future planning, construction and maintenance of the project as substantially defined in the Term Sheet, by first quarter 2023.

 

Origin

(April 14, 2022) Letter from Councillor James Pasternak, Ward 6 - York Centre - Downsview

Summary

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has urged immediate climate action that is scaled up and applied more widely and equitably. The City of Toronto's TransformTO strategy also seeks to electrify transport and scale up the number of local trips where people can choose not to drive. However, walking, biking and transit are not always viable, safe or convenient options in northwest Toronto.

 

In 2020, Toronto City Council unanimously adopted item IE14.17, where City staff requested to work with Our Greenway Conservancy and community stakeholders, to consider next steps required to plan, construct and maintain their proposed urban linear park network, while aligning with City approved strategies and recommendations related to a just recovery from COVID-19, and explore funding opportunities supporting implementation.

 

Given that several of Northwest Toronto’s neighbourhoods score poorly across a range of equity indicators, the delivery of this project continues to be vital. A practical linear park network designed with local mobility and climate change in mind, will utilize parkettes, rain gardens, and plants as part of a mix of natural infrastructure that will enable the planned green active transportation corridors to withstand climate change stress and serve a range of equity-seeking populations over the long term. Creating a practical, reliable linear park network built along arterial roads, ravines, and hydro corridors will drastically expand the feasible and safe year-round active transport network, move goods and people without greenhouse gas emissions, increase critical connections to key anchor institutions, residential and shopping areas, and improve traffic conditions for everyone.

 

Realizing this project will prove the value of building urban linear park networks in our suburban communities, and highlight the benefits of leveraging the power of the conservancy model to deliver transformative impact without cost to municipal taxpayers.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 25, 2022) Letter from Councillor James Pasternak, Ward 6 - York Centre - Downsview on Kick-Starting Work Between Our Greenway Conservancy and the City of Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-224923.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(April 26, 2022) Submission from Sam S. Starr, President, and Darnel Harris, Executive Director, Our Greenway Conservancy (IE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/comm/communicationfile-149230.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(May 9, 2022) Letter from David Anselmi, Senior Director, Real Estate, Canada Lands Company (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/comm/communicationfile-149863.pdf
(May 9, 2022) Letter from Christopher Eby, Executive Vice-President, Corporate & Pubic Affairs, Northcrest Developments (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/comm/communicationfile-149918.pdf

IE29.19 - Update on Vandalized Public Waste Bins across the City

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council request that the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services provide an update to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on the state of our bins compared to previous years and whether there has been an increase in the number of vandalized public waste bins.

Origin

(April 24, 2022) Letter from Councillor Mike Colle, Ward 8, Eglinton-Lawrence

Summary

There is concern about the state of our public waste bins lining our sidewalks across the City, with reports of visible damage to bins that are in disrepair. As a daily walker and jogger, I often travel through the Midtown area by foot and notice vandalized public waste bins on sidewalks that are either damaged or defaced, with the bin doors swinging open or the frames vandalized with graffiti.

 

Any significant increase in vandalized public waste bins points to more bins having to be repaired or replaced. An examination into the state of our bins compared to previous years will provide insight into whether these reports of vandalized bins are in the normal range or whether there is a dramatic increase occurring across the City. 

Background Information (Committee)

(April 25, 2022) Letter from Councillor Mike Colle, Ward 8, Eglinton-Lawrence
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-224910.pdf

Planning and Housing Committee - Meeting 33

PH33.1 - Technical Amendments to Zoning By-law 569-2013

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
Bill 427 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 (March 30, 2022) 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 April 27, 2022 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin

(March 30, 2022) 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 permissions; and make adjustments to zoning and overlay map boundaries.

 

Technical changes are also proposed to By-laws 941-2021 and 366-2020 (both of which amended Zoning By-law 569-2013) to correct cross references and to modify text and diagrams.

 

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)

(March 30, 2022) 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/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-224344.pdf
Attachment 1: Technical Amendment By-law to Zoning By-law 569-2013
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-224345.pdf
(April 4, 2022) Notice of Public Meeting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-224424.pdf

Speakers

Bruce Van-Lane

Communications (Committee)

(April 27, 2022) E-mail from Bruce Van-Lane (PH.New)

PH33.2 - Our Plan Toronto: Keele-St. Clair Local Area Study - Final Recommendation Report

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
5 - York South - Weston, 9 - Davenport

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

1. City Council amend the Official Plan substantially in accordance with the recommended Official Plan Amendment appended as Attachment 1 to the report (April 11, 2022) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, with Attachment 1 amended by deleting Part 7.2 and replacing it with the following:

 

7.2  To provide a balance of residential and non-residential growth, non-residential gross floor area, where required, will be developed prior to or concurrent with residential development. A phasing plan may be required as part of a complete application to demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the City, how the total required non-residential gross floor area will be achieved on each site.


2. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the recommended Official Plan Amendment as may be required.

3. City Council declare by resolution to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing that the Official Plan Amendment conforms with Provincial Plans or does not conflict with them; has regard to the matters of Provincial Interest in Section 2 of the Planning Act; and is consistent with policy statements issued under subsection 3(1) of the Planning Act.

4. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to advance a report to Planning and Housing Committee following approval of the Official Plan Amendment appended as Attachment 1 to the report (April 11, 2022) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, containing local area guidelines that will support the implementation of the Keele-St. Clair Secondary Plan policies, including but not limited to policies for parks and the public realm, community services and facilities, and built form.

 

5. City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to evaluate existing and planned community recreation capacity serving the Keele-St. Clair Secondary Plan area in light of anticipated growth and demand, identify as appropriate projects recommended to expand recreation capacity to serve current and future residents, including estimated costing and recommended timing, and report back in the first quarter of 2023.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Housing Committee held a statutory special public meeting on April 27, 2022 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin

(April 11, 2022) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Summary

This report recommends the creation of a new Secondary Plan for the Keele-St. Clair area as a result of the Keele-St. Clair Local Area Study ("Study"). The report recommends amendments to Chapter 6, Secondary Plans, Chapter 7, Site and Area Specific Policies, Map 2, Urban Structure, Map 17, Land Use Plan, Map 35, Secondary Plan Key Map, and Schedule 2, The Designation of Planned but Unbuilt Roads of the Official Plan. The recommended changes are the result of extensive public and stakeholder consultations and engagement conducted through the Study as part of the current Municipal Comprehensive Review ("MCR") and Growth Plan Conformity Exercise of the City of Toronto Official Plan under Section 26 of the Planning Act.

 

The recommended Keele-St. Clair Secondary Plan ("Secondary Plan") and land use modifications respond to feedback from public and stakeholder consultation and engagement and establish a framework for the development of a complete community around the planned St. Clair-Old Weston GO Transit/SmartTrack Station located at the intersection of Union and Townsley Streets. The proposed Official Plan Amendment ("OPA") is appended as Attachment 1 to this report.

 

Pursuant to Section 26 of the Planning Act and in accordance with Planning and Housing Committee's direction, a statutory public open house was held on March 3, 2022 to discuss the draft policies tabled at the November 25, 2021 Planning and Housing Committee meeting. The recommended policies attached to this report have been refined to respond to additional stakeholder, public and provincial feedback received since November 2021.

 

The proposed Official Plan Amendment addresses A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2020) ("Growth Plan (2020)"), which includes policies and definitions for complete communities, Major Transit Station Areas, affordable housing, a high-quality, vibrant public realm, the efficient use of land, mitigating the impacts of climate change, integrating green infrastructure and low impact development, social equity and quality of life, and a well-connected network of walkable neighbourhoods and destinations that encourage active transportation.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 11, 2022) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Our Plan Toronto: Keele-St. Clair Local Area Study - Final Recommendation Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-224436.pdf
Attachment 1: Recommended Official Plan Amendment: Keele-St. Clair Local Area Study
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-224437.pdf
Attachment 2: March 3, 2022 Statutory Public Open House: Questions, Comments and Answer Summary
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-224438.pdf
(March 21, 2022) Notice of Special Public Meeting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-224440.pdf

Speakers

Paul Lowes, SGL Planning & Design
Silvano Del Rio
Giulio Cescato, IBI Group
Michael Bissett
Michael Nemanic
Matthew Rutledge, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
Daniel Artenosi, Overland LLP
Chris White, Parcel Economics

Communications (Committee)

(March 22, 2022) E-mail from Jeremy Forsyth (PH.Main)
(April 25, 2022) Letter from Silvano Del Rio (PH.New)
(April 24, 2022) E-mail from Drew Woodley (PH.New)
(April 25, 2022) Letter from Luke Johnston, Dunpar Homes on behalf of 2530507 Ontario Inc. (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-149149.pdf
(April 25, 2022) Letter from Giulio Cescato, Associate Director - Practice Lead, Planning, IBI Group Professional Services (Canada) Inc. on behalf of Sequoia Stockyards GP Inc. (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-149152.pdf
(April 25, 2022) Letter from Graham Fox (PH.New)
(April 26, 2022) Letter from Paul Lowes, Partner, SGL Planning and Design Inc. (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-149282.pdf
(April 14, 2022) E-mail from Brian Arruda (PH.New)
(April 27, 2022) Letter from Daniel Artenosi, Overland LLP on behalf of Berkeley Carlyle Inc. (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-149342.pdf
(April 27, 2022) E-mail from Paul Lowes (PH.New)

Communications (City Council)

(May 10, 2022) Letter from Matthew W. Rutledge, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/comm/communicationfile-149917.pdf

PH33.3 - Modular Housing Initiative: Phase Two - 175 Cummer Avenue - City Initiated Rezoning - Final Report

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
18 - Willowdale
Attention
Communications 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 City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 with respect to the lands known as 175 Cummer Avenue substantially in accordance with the recommended Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 9 to the report (April 8, 2022) 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 recommended Zoning By-law Amendment as may be required.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Planning and Housing Committee held a statutory public meeting on April 27, 2022 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin

(April 8, 2022) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Summary

Through this report, staff recommend approval of a City initiated Zoning By-law amendment for 175 Cummer Avenue to permit the development of a low rise residential apartment.

 

A municipal rezoning process was directed by City Council on March 9, 2022. Previously, City Council made a request to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to make a Ministerial Zoning Order to provide the necessary zoning relief to permit the development. At the time of writing of this report, the requested Ministerial Zoning Order had not yet been made.

 

This report contains a summary of the community engagement undertaken, changes made to the proposal since originally submitted, and presents the final recommended zoning by-law amendment to City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 to permit the proposed apartment. This report was prepared in consultation with the Housing Secretariat staff.

 

The 175 Cummer Avenue site has been identified as suitable for construction of modular housing to create new affordable rental housing. The creation of modular affordable rental housing with support services is a key element of the HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan. The City's HousingTO Plan has a target of approving 40,000 affordable rental homes over the next 10 years, including 18,000 supportive homes, at least 1,000 of which will be modular homes. Phase One of the Modular Housing Initiative was advanced in 2020 with approval and construction of 100 modular homes on two City owned sites: 11 Macey Avenue (Ward 20 - Scarborough Southwest) and 321 Dovercourt Road (formerly 150 Harrison Street (Ward 9 - Davenport)).

 

In response to the urgent need for providing affordable and supportive homes to the city's most vulnerable residents who are experiencing homelessness, and following City Council's request to prioritize building and planning approvals for these projects, City Council made a request to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing in June of 2021 to make a Ministerial Zoning Order to provide the necessary relief to permit the construction of modular housing at this site. The Planning Act gives the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing the power, by order, in respect of any lands in Ontario, to exercise any of the powers conferred on Council to zone lands and modify the zoning regulations for a given site. A Ministerial Zoning Order would have enabled the City to more quickly implement this modular housing proposal.

 

There continues to be an urgent need to provide affordable and supportive housing for the city's most vulnerable residents who are experiencing homelessness. As the Ministerial Zoning Order has yet to be made, this report recommends that a City-initiated zoning by-law amendment be approved to provide the necessary zoning relief to permit the development.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 8, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 to 6 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Modular Housing Initiative: Phase Two - 175 Cummer Avenue - City Initiated Rezoning - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-224427.pdf
Attachment 7: Community Engagement Summary Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-224413.pdf
Attachment 8: April 4, 2022 Community Meeting Summary
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-224408.pdf
Attachment 9: Draft Zoning By-law Amendment
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-224414.pdf
(April 4, 2022) Notice of Public Meeting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-223808.pdf

Speakers

Alena Parkinson
James Brown
Franklin Cockshutt
Victoria Stuart
Junyan Shi
Jeff Horodyski
Anne Brooke
Nathan Gomes, Bayview Cummer Neighbourhood Association
Jun Wang
Councillor John Filion

Communications (Committee)

(April 4, 2022) E-mail from Nicole Slattery (PH.Main)
(April 6, 2022) E-mail from Arthur Heginbottom (PH.Main)
(April 15, 2022) E-mail from Patrick Hall (PH.Main)
(April 19, 2022) E-mail from Franklin Cockshutt (PH.Main)
(April 21, 2022) E-mail from Sandy Navarrete (PH.New)
(April 23, 2022) E-mail from Elizabeth Ching (PH.New)
(April 22, 2022) Letter from Mark Richardson, Technical Lead, HousingNowTO (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-149165.pdf
(April 23, 2022) E-mail from Sanaz Zolfaghari (PH.New)
(April 23, 2022) E-mail from Dan Jung (PH.New)
(April 23, 2022) E-mail from Audrey Berend (PH.New)
(April 23, 2022) E-mail from Aspi Balsara (PH.New)
(April 24, 2022) E-mail from Nancy Ort and Harry Ort (PH.New)
(April 24, 2022) E-mail from Natasha Mansouri (PH.New)
(April 27, 2022) Letter from Anne-Marie Mauger (PH.New)
(April 24, 2022) E-mail from Ali Navid (PH.New)
(April 23, 2022) E-mail from Carol Han (PH.New)
(April 23, 2022) E-mail from Philip Leung (PH.New)
(April 25, 2022) E-mail from Victor Wong (PH.New)
(April 25, 2022) E-mail from Cindy Xu (PH.New)
(April 25, 2022) E-mail from Forest Lin (PH.New)
(April 25, 2022) E-mail from Jim Yuan (PH.New)
(April 24, 2022) E-mail from Michelle Wu (PH.New)
(April 25, 2022) E-mail from Rob Sethi (PH.New)
(April 25, 2022) E-mail from Jun Wang (PH.New)
(April 25, 2022) Letter from Bilal Akhtar and Jacob Dawang, More Neighbours Toronto (PH.New)
(April 25, 2022) E-mail from Wendy Li (PH.New)
(April 25, 2022) E-mail from Barry Chow (PH.New)
(April 25, 2022) E-mail from Min Zhang (PH.New)
(April 25, 2022) E-mail from Heather Morrison (PH.New)
(April 25, 2022) Letter from Tatiana Andronache (PH.New)
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Jack Li (PH.New)
(April 26, 2022) Submission from Aldo Di Felice, President, TNL Media Group Inc, on behalf of Bayview Cummer Neighourhood Association (BCNA), Voices of Willowdale, and Silverview Community Association (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-149241.pdf
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Zhe Yuan (PH.New)
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Jin Wang (PH.New)
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Jeffrey Woo (PH.New)
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Maria Dulinski (PH.New)
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Patricia Heels (PH.New)
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Kuo Lun Ma (PH.New)
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Fred Caparelli, Lisa Caparelli, and Robert Caparelli, Farrah Manteghi and Sam Manteghi, Barbara Fawcett, Mary Dabuleanu and Vlad Todorovich, Maurice Cohen, Mary Bissett, Tak Yee and Mai Yee, and Elena Behham and Wayne Behham (PH.New)
(April 26, 2022) Letter from Heather Oda (PH.New)
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Vincent Mak (PH.New)
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Jim Dillane (PH.New)
(April 26, 2022) Letter from Ben Wong, Chief Development Officer, Livante Holdings (Cummer) Inc. (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-149305.pdf
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Lu Chloe (PH.New)
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Shalini Sethi (PH.New)
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Amanda Wang (PH.New)
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Tracy Shi (PH.New)
(April 26, 2022) Submission from Sugy Kodeeswaran (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-149338.pdf
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Richard Dulinski (PH.New)
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Morris Reid (PH.New)
(April 27, 2022) E-mail from Richard Dulinski (PH.New)
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Martin Strazar (PH.New)
(April 27, 2022) E-mail from HongMei Peng (PH.New)
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Michael Ho (PH.New)
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Li Bing (PH.New)
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Simon Ding (PH.New)
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Xinyi Zhang (PH.New)
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Darryl Lowe (PH.New)
(April 27, 2022) Letter from Kira Heineck, Executive Director, Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness (TAEH) (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-149353.pdf
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Jay Sobel (PH.New)
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Betty Ann Assenza (PH.New)
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Edward Cui, Gloria Mi, Naomi Cui, Isabella Zhou, Simon Luo, Victor Yang, Jane Fang, Joey Zhang, and Brain Wang (PH.New)
(April 27, 2022) E-mail from Trity Baghi (PH.New)
(April 27, 2022) E-mail from John Zhu (PH.New)
(April 27, 2022) E-mail from Mahdi Tavakoli (PH.New)
(April 27, 2022) E-mail from Lisa Mamatsios (PH.New)
(April 27, 2022) E-mail from Wilbert Tuey (PH.New)
(April 27, 2022) E-mail from Nasrin Bastani (PH.New)
(April 27, 2022) E-mail from Paul M. Yeung (PH.New)
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Lisa Caparelli (PH.New)
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Lynn I. (PH.New)
(April 27, 2022) Letter from Jeff Horodyski (PH.New)
(April 27, 2022) E-mail from Karen Taylor (PH.New)
(April 27, 2022) Submission from Anne Brooke (PH.New)
(April 27, 2022) E-mail from Maxine Beale (PH.New)

Communications (City Council)

(April 27, 2022) E-mail from Ryan Woo (CC.Main)
(April 27, 2022) E-mail from Jason Lim (CC.Main)
(May 8, 2022) E-mail from Anne Brooke (CC.Supp)
(May 8, 2022) Letter from Aldo Di Felice, on behalf of Voices of Willowdale (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/comm/communicationfile-149877.pdf
(May 9, 2022) Letter from Grace Gu, President and Key Kasravi, Vice-President, Bayview Woods Neighbourhood Association Inc., Harriett Altman, Secretary, Bayview Valley Ratepayers Assoc., Nathan Gomes, President, Bayview Cummer Neighbourhood Association Inc., Dr. Ryan Cyrus, Vice-President, Bayview Village Association, Jeff Horodyski, President, Silverview Community Association and Leo Bradshaw, President, East Willowdale Community Association Inc. (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/comm/communicationfile-149859.pdf
(May 9, 2022) E-mail from Harriet Altman (CC.Supp)
(May 9, 2022) Letter from Jeff Horodyski, President, Silverview Community Association (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/comm/communicationfile-149866.pdf

PH33.4 - Amendment to the Effective Date of Mandatory Pre-Application Consultation By-law 46-2022

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
Bill 377 has been submitted on this Item.

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend the effective date of Section 3 of By-law 46-2022, pertaining to the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 415, Development of Land, to April 3, 2023, substantially in accordance with Attachment 1 to the report (April 1, 2022) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Chief of Staff, City Manager's Office;

 

2. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the amendment to the City of Toronto Municipal Code as may be required.

Origin

(April 1, 2022) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Chief of Staff, City Manager's Office

Summary

On February 3, 2022, City Council adopted an Official Plan Amendment and associated Municipal Code Amendment to establish mandatory pre-application consultation as a prerequisite to the submission of a complete development application in Toronto. Following an appeal period in which no appeals were received, the Official Plan Amendment came into full force and effect on March 8, 2022. The policy direction provided by the Official Plan Amendment will be implemented through the approved Municipal Code Amendment (By-law 46-2022), which includes an effective date of November 1, 2022.  

 

As the transformation of the City's development review process continues to roll out through the Concept 2 Keys (C2K) Office in 2022, implementation of mandatory pre-application consultation will be appropriately supported by a team-based structure with increased staffing levels and improved administrative and technology supports.

 

While administrative and technology improvements are on track to be in place for the approved November 1, 2022 effective date, ongoing consultation with staff and the development industry, and recent Council direction to "improve the continuity of service delivery as a core principle of the operating model," point to the need for an extended transition period to support operational readiness and consistent customer service city-wide, particularly in regards to staffing. For this reason, staff are recommending the Municipal Code Amendment effective date be amended to April 3, 2023.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 1, 2022) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Chief of Staff, City Manager's Office on Amendment to the Effective Date of Mandatory Pre-Application Consultation By-law 46-2022
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-224363.pdf
Attachment 1: By-law to Amend Chapter 415, Development of Land, of the Municipal Code, to Change the Effective Date of the City of Toronto's Pre-Application Consultation By-law 46-2022
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-224364.pdf

PH33.6 - Dundas-Sherbourne Neighbourhood Revitalization - Update

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
13 - Toronto Centre

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, in consultation with the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation, to undertake a community visioning and master planning exercise to support the future revitalization of the Dan Harrison Community Complex and improvements to the Dundas-Sherbourne neighbourhood, and report back to the Planning and Housing Committee in the fourth quarter of 2023 with the results of the visioning and master planning exercise.

 

2. City Council approve the Downtown East Housing Strategy Development Framework outlined in Attachment 1, and direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, in collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation, to undertake a robust stakeholder engagement process to develop the full Downtown East Housing Strategy, including engaging tenants, local residents, community agencies, healthcare providers, academic institutions, local religious institutions, the local Business Improvement Area and other orders of government, and to coordinate this work with the Dan Harrison Community Complex and Dundas-Sherbourne neighbourhood master planning and visioning exercise referred to in Recommendation 1 above, and report back to the Planning and Housing Committee with details by the fourth quarter of 2023.

 

3. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to allocate up to $200,000 in funding, inclusive of the Harmonized Sales Tax and disbursements, from the Capital Revolving Reserve Fund (XR1058) for the purpose of developing the Downtown East Housing Strategy Development Framework referred to in Recommendation 2 above.

 

4. City Council increase the Approved 2022 Operating Budget for Housing Secretariat, by $200,000 gross, $0 fully net funded from the Capital Revolving Reserve Fund for Affordable Housing (XR1058) to support the activities referred to in Recommendations 1 and 2 above.

 

5. City Council request the Board of Directors, CreateTO to direct the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, in consultation with the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation to:

 

a. explore real estate opportunities for strategic city-building in the Dundas-Sherbourne neighbourhood, including completing feasibility analyses, and report to the Board of Directors, CreateTO with proposed sites; and

 

b. provide the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat with the list of sites and recommendations to activate the sites, to be included in the report to the Planning and Housing Committee referred to in Recommendations 1 and 2.

 

6. City Council request the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, to explore options to deliver at least 40 new units of supportive housing on the Housing Now Initiative site at 405 Sherbourne Street.

 

7. City Council direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration and the President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation, to explore federal and provincial funding programs, as well as other partnership opportunities to support the a future revitalization of the Dan Harrison Community Complex and improvements to the wider Dundas-Sherbourne neighbourhood, including adding new affordable and supportive housing, and report back to the Planning and Housing Committee in the fourth quarter of 2023.

 

8. City Council request the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management to immediately resubmit their Letter of Intent with the same terms and to restart negotiation to purchase 214-230 Sherbourne Street in the event the previous agreement conditions are not waived.

 

9. City Council request the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, in consultation with the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to explore additional real estate opportunities for critical city-building initiatives including but not limited to the following sites:

 

a. 297 Jarvis Street, the Inglewood Arms rooming house;

b. 236 Sherbourne Street, strip mall and surface parking lot;

c. 387 Sherbourne Street; vacant apartment building; and

d. 110 Maitland Street, vacant apartment building.

Origin

(April 11, 2022) Report from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat

Summary

Given the persistent, systemic and interconnected housing, health, social, economic and safety challenges faced by many residents of 251 Sherbourne Street ("Dan Harrison Community Complex") and the wider Dundas-Sherbourne community, on March 10, 2021, City Council adopted Item PH21.2 and directed the City, Toronto Community Housing ("TCHC")  and CreateTO staff to report back to the Planning and Housing Committee with a proposed plan to improve the built-form and the operations of the Dan Harrison Community Complex and to create new supportive housing opportunities to better meet the needs of existing and future residents. Through Item PH21.2, staff were also directed to examine opportunities to fund the acquisition of the properties at 214, 218, 220, 222, 224, 226 and 230 Sherbourne Street, should they become available for purchase.

 

In response to Council direction and in collaboration with City staff, City, Toronto Community Housing retained ERA Architects ("ERA") in July 2021, to undertake a feasibility study and explore revitalization options for improving the Dan Harrison Community Complex. This report provides an update on the feasibility work completed by ERA Architects, which recommends delivering a range of new housing (including a mix of supportive, affordable and market rental housing), as part of any future revitalization of the Dan Harrison Community Complex. It also recommends proceeding with a visioning and master planning exercise for the neighbourhood, beginning with in-depth resident and community consultations. This exercise will build upon ERA Architect's work to-date and previous feedback from City, Toronto Community Housing tenants and the wider community.

 

Further, in tandem with the master planning and visioning exercise, this report recommends Council approval of a specific Downtown East Housing Strategy Framework (Attachment 1) to ensure a full range of housing as part of any future revitalization. It also recommends next steps to develop the full Downtown East Housing Strategy, commencing with robust community and stakeholder engagement. The full Strategy, once developed, will support the City's pivot away from emergency shelters to more permanent housing solutions. It will also focus on creating a more mixed-income, inclusive and complete community with services and opportunities for a wide range of people to improve their housing, health and socio-economic outcomes. Additionally, the Strategy will support and complement the objectives of the wider Downtown East 5-Year Action Plan ("Downtown East Action Plan"). An update on the Downtown East Action Plan will be brought forward to the Economic and Community Development Committee in July 2022, and will provide an update on actions and initiatives in the neighbourhood.

 

This report also directs staff to explore opportunities to deliver at least 40 new supportive housing units as part of the Housing Now Initiative site at 405 Sherbourne Street, plus explore additional opportunities to deliver new affordable and supportive housing on other lands owned by the City and/or City-owned agencies, boards and corporations, and to report back to the Planning and Housing Committee in the fourth quarter of 2023. Lastly, this report provides an update on the City's efforts to secure the properties at 214, 218, 220, 222, 224, 226 and 230 Sherbourne Street for the development of affordable housing.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 11, 2022) Report and Attachment 1 from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat on Dundas-Sherbourne Neighbourhood Revitalization - Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-224412.pdf

Speakers

Danielle Koyama
Joseph da Silva
Patricia O'Connell
Bob Rose
Andre Bermon

Communications (Committee)

(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Mona Dai (PH.New)
(April 27, 2022) E-mail from Bob Rose (PH.New)
(April 27, 2022) Letter from Danielle Koyamam, Regent Park Community Health Centre Advocacy Committee (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-149380.pdf

PH33.7 - Delivering Affordable Rental Housing at 1113-1117 Dundas Street West

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

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council approve the work plan ("Work Plan") as outlined in Attachment 3 to the report (April 25, 2022) from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, and direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the Executive Director, Environment and Energy, and the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, to report back with an update to Planning and Housing Committee by the fourth quarter of 2023.

 

2. City Council authorize the 'Mass Timber Affordable Housing Program', as described in the body of this report, and direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the Executive Director, Environment and Energy, and the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, to report back to the Planning and Housing Committee by the fourth quarter of 2023 on the potential to expand this Pilot Program to include and identify additional City-owned real estate assets.

 

3. City Council authorize the transfer of $459,745.00, inclusive of the Harmonized Sales Tax and disbursements, from the Section 37 Reserve Fund to the Capital Revolving Reserve Fund for Affordable Housing (XR1058), fully funded from the following developments:

 

a. 324, 326, 328, and 332 Richmond Street West, secured for community facilities, in the amount of $278,198.00 (Source Account: XR3026-3701078); and

 

b. 357-363 King Street West and 62 Peter Street, secured for public housing improvements in the Ward, in the amount of $181,547.00 (Source Account: XR3026-3701039).

 

4. City Council amend the Approved 2022-2031 Capital Budget and Plan for Housing Secretariat through an increase of $459,745.00 in the project cost and 2022 cash flow for the Rental Development Project (CAF003-03-00), to support the work plan at 1113 and 1117 Dundas Street West fully funded from the Capital Revolving Reserve Fund for Affordable Housing (XR1058).

 

5. City Council direct the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to compensate CreateTO for provision of services directly related to implementing the Mass Timber Affordable Housing Program, with payment to be made to CreateTO on a cost-recovery basis from the Capital Revolving Reserve Fund for Affordable Housing (XR1058).

 

6. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary Bills in City Council to amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking to remove 1117 Dundas Street West from the Schedule of Municipal Parking Facilities upon disposition of the site, including by way of a long-term lease.

Committee Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Director, Housing Secretariat gave a presentation on Delivering Affordable Rental Housing at 1113-1117 Dundas Street West.

Origin

(April 11, 2022) Report from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat

Summary

The City's HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan ("HousingTO Plan") includes a range of key strategic actions across the housing continuum aimed at improving housing outcomes for current and future residents. The HousingTO Plan recognizes that the city's housing challenges are multi-faceted and dynamic, and require a wide range of solutions to be addressed.

 

On July 14, 2021, through Item PH25.20, City Council directed the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, in consultation with the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO to report to a future meeting of the Planning and Housing Committee with an update, a work plan, and funding requirements to activate the City-owned site at 1113-1117 Dundas Street West to create new affordable rental housing.

 

This report responds to Council's requests and seeks Council authority to use $459,745.00 in Section 37 funds to support the due diligence and pre-development work necessary to advance the development of 1113-1117 Dundas Street West. A future report to the Planning and Housing Committee in the fourth quarter of 2023 will outline the results of the due dilgence work.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 11, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 to 3 from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat on Delivering Affordable Rental Housing at 1113-1117 Dundas Street West
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-224428.pdf
Presentation from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-225090.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(April 23, 2022) Letter from Mark Richardson, Technical Lead, HousingNowTO (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-149147.pdf
(April 27, 2022) Submission from Adam Wynne (PH.New)

7a - Pilot Program to Demonstrate and Deliver Mass Timber Affordable Rental Housing at 1113-1117 Dundas Street West

Origin
(April 25, 2022) Report from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat
Summary

The City's HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan ("HousingTO Plan") includes a range of key strategic actions across the housing continuum aimed at improving housing outcomes for current and future residents. The HousingTO Plan recognizes that the city's housing challenges are multi-faceted and dynamic, and require a wide range of solutions to be addressed. The HousingTO Plan also aligns with and supports various other City policies, including the TransformTO Net Zero Strategy which is aimed at reducing local greenhouse gas emissions. Together, these policies provide direction to support climate change action in the delivery of new housing to support Toronto's residents, the environment, and our economy.

 

On July 14, 2021, through Item PH25.20, City Council directed the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, in consultation with the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and the Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO to report to a future meeting of the Planning and Housing Committee with an update, a work plan, and funding requirements to activate the City-owned site at 1113-1117 Dundas Street West to create new affordable rental housing.

 

This report responds to Council's direction and recommends a new climate action approach to deliver affordable housing at 1113-1117 Dundas Street West using mass timber and other low carbon materials for building consutrction. The approach and opportunity were identified by CreateTO and City staff to explore and implement an innovative construction method using mass timber, which has the potential enhance the delivery of both affordable and market housing. Through this Pilot Program, it is anticipated that a new and scalable affordable and market housing solution will be developed, with the objective of replicating across multiple City-owned sites in the future.

 

The anticipated benefits of this approach to residential/mixed-use development include: faster construction timelines; reduced cost due to efficiencies; reduced greenhouse gas and material (embodied carbon) emissions from the housing, transportation, and construction sectors; and improved quality of life for future residents, all while optimizing the density of affordable housing on targeted City-owned real estate assets.

 

Through the Pilot Program, staff will continue to assess the viability of delivering new affordable rental housing using mass timber and other low carbon materials for building construction, starting with the City-owned site at 1113-1117 Dundas Street West, and to potentially include two additional sites currently within the Housing Now Initiative portfolio. The goals and objectives of this Pilot Program are identified in this report, and CreateTO will also report to its Board of Directors, CreateTO, in June, 2022 with further details on these sites.

 

This report also recommends a work plan to advance this site-specific project at 1113-1117 Dundas Street West, and seeks Council authority to use $459,745.00 in Section 37 funds to support the due diligence and pre-development work necessary to advance the initiative. A future report to the Planning and Housing Committee will outline the results of the pre-development work, the feasibility of establishing a new permanent 'Mass Timber Affordable Housing Program', and additional City-owned sites that could be activated in the future.

 

Mass timber construction, utilizing cross-laminated timber, presents an opportunity to rapidly scale up the supply of affordable housing in response to Toronto's housing challenges. Developing a scalable development model will add a new tool to the City's 'affordable housing solutions toolkit' and help position the City to move quickly to optimize any future federal and provincial funding opportunities that may become available.

 

Enhanced investments in affordable housing and climate action initiaitives are not only essential to help respond to the city's housing challenges, they will also support equity and climate justice, create new jobs, improve resident health and wellbeing, as well as open up numerous innovative economic opportunities for years to come. Additionally, these investments will help propel Toronto, Ontario and Canada's recovery from the pandemic and attract and retain workers needed to grow local economies.

 

This Pilot Program proposed in this report,supports various City goals and policy objectives, and will be continue to be advanced as a corporate initiaitve through a team of Housing Secretariat, CreatTO, Environment and Energy Management, City Planning, and Corporate Real Estate Management ("CREM") staff.

Background Information (Committee)
(April 25, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 to 3 from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat on Pilot Program to Demonstrate and Deliver Mass Timber Affordable Rental Housing at 1113-1117 Dundas Street West
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-224905.pdf

PH33.8 - Open Door Affordable Rental Housing Support for 28 New Affordable Rental Homes at 90 and 100 Simcoe Street, 130 Pearl Street, and 203, 207 and 211 Adelaide Street West

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

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council authorize up to 28 affordable rental units to be eligible for waivers of fees for planning application, building permit, parkland dedication and development charges exemptions on the lands known as 90 and 100 Simcoe Street, 130 Pearl Street, and 203, 207 and 211 Adelaide Street West.

 

2. City Council authorize an exemption from taxation for municipal and school purposes for 40 years, for the up to 28 affordable rental units to be located on the lands known as 90 and 100 Simcoe Street, 130 Pearl Street, and 203, 207 and 211 Adelaide Street West.

 

3. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to negotiate and enter into, on behalf of the City, a municipal housing project facility agreement (the "Contribution Agreement") with Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada for the development of the affordable housing to be constructed on the lands known as 90 and 100 Simcoe Street, 130 Pearl Street, and 203, 207 and 211 Adelaide Street West, to secure the financial assistance being provided and to set out the terms of the operation of the new affordable rental housing, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat and in a form approved by the City Solicitor.

 

4. City Council authorize City staff to cancel or refund any taxes paid after the effective date of the exemption from taxation for municipal and school purposes as set out in the Contribution Agreement.

 

5. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to execute, on behalf of the City, any security or financing documents required by Sun Life Assurance to secure construction and conventional financing and subsequent refinancing, including any postponement, tripartite, confirmation of status, discharge or consent documents of any City security documents where and when required during the term of the municipal housing facility agreement, as required by normal business practices, and provided that such documents do not give rise to financial obligations on the part of the City that have not been previously approved by Council.

Origin

(April 11, 2022) Report from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat

Summary

This report recommends that City Council approve Open Door Affordable Rental Housing Program incentives for 28 new affordable rental homes in the redevelopment of 90 and 100 Simcoe Street, 130 Pearl Street, and 203, 207 and 211 Adelaide Street West ("100 Simcoe Street"). The affordable rental homes will be part of a larger mixed-use development, including an additional 498 units of purpose-built rental housing, as well as retail and office uses.

 

The project has been the subject of an Ontario Land Tribunal ("OLT") appeal by the owner Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada ("Sun Life Assurance"), and a settlement is being finalized. As part of the settlement process, City Planning and Housing Secretariat staff have confirmed the affordable housing proposal recommended in this report with Sun Life Assurance. Subject to the approval of this report, the affordable homes will be supported by both a community benefit contribution under Section 37 of the Planning Act and the City's Open Door Program. Combined, the contributions increase the affordable housing realized through the redevelopment.

 

The Open Door Program incentives recommended for Council approval will assist Sun Life Assurance in providing affordable housing options to low-and-moderate-income households, including persons with disabilities and those from equity-deserving groups. The homes will remain affordable for a minimum of 40 years at average market rent by unit size. Approval of this project will contribute towards the delivery of the City's HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan which aims to approve 40,000 new affordable homes by 2030.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 11, 2022) Report from the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat on Open Door Affordable Rental Housing Support for 28 New Affordable Rental Homes at 90 and 100 Simcoe Street, 130 Pearl Street, and 203, 207 and 211 Adelaide Street West
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-224410.pdf

PH33.10 - Request to Explore the PARTNA Program and Alternative Affordable Housing Options

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat to work in collaboration with the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, and Toronto's Medical Officer of Health, to identify what would be required to support the successful implementation of the PARTNA program, and address barriers as they relate to zoning, land use planning and Black-led affordable housing development, and report back to the Confronting Anti-Black Racism Advisory Committee or the Planning and Housing Committee in the first quarter of 2023.

Origin

(April 1, 2022) Letter from the Confronting Anti-Black Racism Advisory Committee

Summary

At its meeting on April 1, 2022, the Confronting Anti-Black Racism Advisory Committee considered Item CR6.2 and made recommendation to City Council.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 1, 2022) Letter from the Confronting Anti-Black Racism Advisory Committee on Request to Explore the PARTNA Program and Alternative Affordable Housing Options
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-224378.pdf

PH33.11 - City of Toronto Review of Bill 109: More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
A communication has been submitted on this Item.

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council express its concerns to the Province that Bill 109 received Royal Assent before the stated commenting period of April 29, 2022 expired.

 

2. City Council request the Province to consult with the City prior to issuing any additional draft regulations associated with Bill 109, such that the City can fully understand and analyze the impact of any proposed changes comprehensively, including the cumulative financial impacts.

 

3. City Council express its concern to the Province with respect to the removal of the transition clause associated with the Ministerial review of Official Plans and Amendments as it has the effect of deeming existing Council-adopted amendments, currently awaiting Ministerial approval, to be indefinitely suspended.

 

4. City Council express its concern to the Province that the referral of official plan amendments subject to Ministerial approval are no longer sheltered from protracted hearings at the Ontario Land Tribunal.

 

5. City Council express its concern to the Province with the inclusion of application fee refunds in the legislation.

 

6. City Council request the Province to explore other avenues to help municipalities expedite approvals in an effort to deliver new housing.

 

7. City Council express general support for the policies underpinning the Community Infrastructure and Housing Accelerator (CIHA) tool provided that it, and the Minister's Zoning Order powers, are utilized prudently and do not create a parallel approval process with little consultation and diminished adherence to provincial policy.

 

8. City Council request the Province to consult on any regulations authorizing owners of land, and applicants for approvals in respect of land use planning matters, to stipulate the specified types of surety bond or other instrument to be used to secure an obligation imposed by the municipality.

 

9. City Council reiterate its request to the Province to introduce the ability to register agreements for Community Benefits Charge in-kind contributions against the land to which it applies, thus permitting a municipality to enforce the provisions against the owner and, subject to the provisions of the Registry Act and the Lands Titles Act, any and all subsequent owners of the land.

Origin

(April 11, 2022) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Summary

On February 8, 2022, the Ontario Government published the "Report of the Housing Affordability Task Force" which included 55 recommendations to quickly increase the supply of market housing in Ontario.  A staff report on the Task Force's recommendations was to be considered by Executive Committee on March 30th.  However, on March 30, 2022 the Province introduced changes to the Planning Act, the City of Toronto Act and other statutes to implement some of the recommendations in the Task Force Report. Executive Committee referred Item EX31.11 to the City Manager and requested that the City Manager, in consultation with the Chief Planner, amongst other Divisions report to Planning and Housing Committee on the new "More Homes for Everyone Plan" legislation.

 

The purpose of this report is to advise that a staff report, that provides commentary and recommendations with respect to the draft legislation, will be finalized and made available for consideration in advance of the April 27, 2022, Planning and Housing Committee meeting.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 11, 2022) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on City of Toronto Review of Bill 109: More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-224446.pdf

Speakers

Cara Celotti
John Bossons, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (Fontra)

Communications (Committee)

(April 26, 2022) Presentation from Cara Celotti (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-149304.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(May 11, 2022) Letter from Kay Dermatis, Vice-Chair, Federation of South Toronto Residents' Associations (FoSTRA) (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/comm/communicationfile-149776.pdf

11a - Review of Bill 109, the More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022

Origin
(April 26, 2022) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning
Summary

On March 30, 2022, the Province announced the More Homes for Everyone Plan and introduced Bill 109, More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022. The legislative changes respond in part to consultations and recommendations from the February 8, 2022 Report of the Housing Affordability Task Force (HATF) which included 55 recommendations to increase the supply of market housing in Ontario.

 

Staff's report on the Task Force's recommendations were to be considered by Executive Committee on March 30, 2022. However, on the same day, the Province introduced changes to the Planning Act, the City of Toronto Act, 2006, the Development Charges Act and other statutes to implement some of the recommendations in the HATF report.

 

Bill 109 has been posted on the Provincial ERO website for comments up until April 29, 2022. Despite the fact that the commenting timeframe has yet to close, the Province gave third reading and Royal Assent to the Bill on April 14, 2022 bringing the bill into effect.

 

This report provides commentary and recommendations with respect to the legislative changes introduced in Bill 109 to the Planning Act, Development Charges Act and the City of Toronto Act, 2006.

 

Similar to the HATF report, the legislation is based in large part on the premise that reduced housing affordability is a function primarily of an increase in population and the lack of housing supply. The legislation is targeted at reducing "red tape", accelerating the development application review timelines and streamlining the approvals process.

 

While staff support the general intention of streamlining processes to assist in increasing housing supply, demonstrated recently by the City's Concept to Keys process transformation initiative, the Bill fails to recognize that the planning approval process is a fundamentally iterative process whereby the community, applicants and city divisions, external agencies and provincial Ministries collaborate in partnership to find solutions and work to avoid adjudicated outcomes.

 

Staff have concerns with respect to the implications of the amendments and the subsequent consequences that many of the amendments will create. The Bill will significantly alter local decision making with respect to the development application process and has the potential to move the decision making to the Ontario Land Tribunal and inadvertently create delays.

 

This report was prepared in consultation with staff from City Legal, Corporate Financial Strategy and Policy and Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

Background Information (Committee)
(April 26, 2022) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Review of Bill 109, the More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-225003.pdf
(April 6, 2022) Attachment 1: Memo to MAH Re: Regulatory Registry Proposals 22-MMAH008 and 22-MMAH009 - Proposed amendments to regulations under the Development Charges Act, 1997 and the Planning Act
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-225004.pdf
Attachment 2: Legislation Amendments to the Planning Act, Development Charges Act and City of Toronto Act, 2006
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-225005.pdf

PH33.15 - 2600-2700 Steeles Avenue West, City of Vaughan - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications - Request for Direction Report

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council forward the report (April 6, 2022) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to the City of Vaughan Development Planning Department.

 

2. In the event that the City of Vaughan approves the applications at 2600-2700 Steeles Avenue West that are not substantially in conformity with the Council of Vaughan adopted Steeles West Secondary Plan, City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report back to the Planning and Housing Committee on next steps.

 

3. Should the applications at 2600-2700 Steeles Avenue West be appealed to the Ontario Land Tribunal, City Council direct the City Solicitor and appropriate City staff to attend and seek party status to support the City's interests.

Origin

(April 6, 2022) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Summary

This report responds to applications filed in the City of Vaughan to amend the City of Vaughan's Official Plan and Zoning By-law. The applications have been circulated to the City of Toronto in accordance with the requirements of the Planning Act and given the subject site's proximity to the municipal border. The report identifies the comments of City Planning staff and makes recommendations on future steps to protect the City's interests concerning these applications.

 

The applications are on the north side of Steeles Avenue West and propose the development of four blocks, each containing two 53-storey residential towers connected by a six-storey mixed-use base building containing office, retail, and residential uses. In total, the development would result in 272,413 square metres of residential gross floor area consisting of 4,641 residential units, and 2,569 square metres of commercial gross floor area. The proposal would result in 8,225 square metres of indoor amenity spaces within each building base, 3,951 square metres of outdoor amenity spaces at-grade, 4,717 bicycle parking spaces at-grade and within the five levels of underground garages on each block, and 3,227 vehicle parking spaces within five levels of underground garages on each block.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 6, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 to 5 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on 2600-2700 Steeles Avenue West, City of Vaughan - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications - Request for Direction Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-224324.pdf

Speakers

Chris Wong, York University Development Corporation
Councillor Anthony Perruzza

PH33.17 - 221 Sterling Road - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
9 - Davenport

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council state its intention to designate the property at 221 Sterling Road (including active entrances at 225 and 227 Sterling Road) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act in accordance with the Statement of Significance: 221 Sterling Road (Reasons for Designation) attached as Attachment 3 to the report (January 24, 2022) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

2.  If there are no objections to the designation, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the Bill in Council designating the property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

Origin

(January 24, 2022) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Summary

This report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the property at 221 Sterling Road (including active entrances at 225 and 227 Sterling Road) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

The property at 221 Sterling Road comprises a complex of adjoining one- and two-storey brick structures, constructed incrementally in c.1914-1918, c.1924-1939, and c.1954-1965. Originally part of a site developed alongside the Grand Trunk Railway tracks for the Fairbanks-Morse Canadian Manufacturing Company Ltd., the property served a variety of industrial uses through the 1980s. It reflects the history of industrial development along Sterling Road within the lower Junction Triangle and Brockton Village areas, and contributes to a concentration of former industrial buildings, many of which now have cultural functions.

 

The property is a rare and unique example of an evolved manufacturing complex that has been adaptively reused to support the arts. The complex has gained prominence since the 1980s as a hub of cultural activities, housing a number of creative organizations, studios, rehearsal and performance spaces for visual artists, artisans, dancers, circus performers, and other creators. It is one of the last such facilities remaining in Toronto.  

 

Heritage Planning staff have determined that the property at 221 Sterling Road meets Ontario Regulation 9/06, the criteria prescribed for municipal designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, for its physical, historical/associative, and contextual values.

 

Zoning Amendment, Draft Plan of Subdivision, and Rental Housing Demolition applications have been made for the property, which propose to replace the existing building complex at 221 Sterling Road with a new development. The City Clerk issued a complete application notice on July 9, 2021.

 

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 property owner provided a waiver to extend the 90-day timeline established under Bill 108 through December 31, 2021.

 

A Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) is required for all development applications that affect listed and designated properties and will be considered when determining how a heritage property is to be conserved.

 

Designation enables City Council to review proposed alterations or demolitions to the property and enforce heritage property standards and maintenance. 

Background Information (Committee)

(January 24, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 to 3 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on 221 Sterling Road - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-223112.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(April 26, 2022) Submission from South Junction Triangle Grows (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-149343.pdf
(April 27, 2022) Letter from Pia Bouman, Founder and Artistic Director, Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-149381.pdf
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Andrea Lothrop (PH.New)

17a - 221 Sterling Road - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act

Origin
(January 24, 2022) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

At its meeting on January 24, 2022, the Toronto Preservation Board considered Item PB30.9

and made recommendations to City Council.

 

Summary from the report (November 10, 2021) from the Senior Manager, Heritage

Planning, Urban Design, City Planning:

 

This report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the property at 221 Sterling Road (including active entrances at 225 and 227 Sterling Road) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

The property at 221 Sterling Road comprises a complex of adjoining one- and two-storey brick structures, constructed incrementally in c.1914-1918, c.1924-1939, and c.1954-1965. Originally part of a site developed alongside the Grand Trunk Railway tracks for the Fairbanks-Morse Canadian Manufacturing Company Ltd., the property served a variety of industrial uses through the 1980s. It reflects the history of industrial development along Sterling Road within the lower Junction Triangle and Brockton Village areas, and contributes to a concentration of former industrial buildings, many of which now have cultural functions.

 

The property is a rare and unique example of an evolved manufacturing complex that has been adaptively reused to support the arts. The complex has gained prominence since the 1980s as a hub of cultural activities, housing a number of creative organizations, studios, rehearsal and performance spaces for visual artists, artisans, dancers, circus performers, and other creators. It is one of the last such facilities remaining in Toronto.  

 

Heritage Planning staff have determined that the property at 221 Sterling Road meets Ontario Regulation 9/06, the criteria prescribed for municipal designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, for its physical, historical/associative, and contextual values.

 

Zoning Amendment, Draft Plan of Subdivision, and Rental Housing Demolition applications have been made for the property, which propose to replace the existing building complex at 221 Sterling Road with a new development. The City Clerk issued a complete application notice on July 9, 2021.

 

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 property owner provided a waiver to extend the 90-day timeline established under Bill 108 through December 31, 2021.

 

A Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) is required for all development applications that affect listed and designated properties and will be considered when determining how a heritage property is to be conserved.

 

Designation enables City Council to review proposed alterations or demolitions to the property and enforce heritage property standards and maintenance.

Background Information (Committee)
(January 24, 2022) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board on 221 Sterling Road - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-224472.pdf

PH33.18 - 1702 Queen Street East - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
19 - Beaches - East York

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council state its intention to designate the property at 1702 Queen Street East under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act in accordance with the Statement of Significance: 1702 Queen Street East (Reasons for Designation) attached as Attachment 3 to the report (April 5, 2022)  from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

2.  If there are no objections to the designation, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the Bill in Council designating the property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

Origin

(April 5, 2022) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Summary

This report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the property at 1702 Queen Street East under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

The property at 1702 Queen Street East is located on the northwest corner of Queen Street East and Kingston Road in the Woodbine Beach precinct of the Woodbine Corridor neighbourhood. It contains the Imperial Bank of Canada Building, a two-storey bank building on a raised basement with a one-storey wing at the southwest corner.

 

The property was constructed in 1911-12 as a branch of the Imperial Bank of Canada according to the designs of the well-known Toronto architects Sharp & Brown. The property is ornamented with classical details. The property continued as a banking institution for much of the 20th century before becoming Murphy's Law Pub in 2001.    

 

Following research and evaluation under Ontario Regulation 9/06, the provincial criteria prescribed for municipal designation, staff have determined that the property at 1702 Queen Street East merits designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for its design and physical, historical and associative, and contextual values.

 

The property is currently the subject of a Zoning By-law amendment application and a Site Plan Approval application to permit a six-storey mixed-use development on the site. The Imperial Bank of Canada Building will be integrated into the new development while respecting its basic scale, form, and massing.

 

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. The Bill 108 Amendments to the Ontario Heritage Act 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 Ontario Heritage Act now restricts City Council's ability to give notice of its intention to designate a property under the Act to within 90 days after the City Clerk gives notice of a complete application.

 

The application currently under review was deemed complete prior to the amended legislation coming into force.

 

A Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) is required for all development applications that affect listed and designated properties and will be considered when determining how a heritage property is to be conserved. Designation also enables City Council to review proposed alterations or demolitions to the property and enforce heritage property standards and maintenance.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 5, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 to 3 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on 1702 Queen Street East - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-224365.pdf

18a - 1702 Queen Street East - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act

Origin
(April 5, 2022) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

At its meeting on April 5, 2022, the Toronto Preservation Board considered Item PB33.2 and made recommendations to City Council.

Summary from the report (March 14, 2022) from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning:

 

This report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the property at 1702 Queen Street East under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

The property at 1702 Queen Street East is located on the northwest corner of Queen Street East and Kingston Road in the Woodbine Beach precinct of the Woodbine Corridor neighbourhood. It contains the Imperial Bank of Canada Building, a two-storey bank building on a raised basement with a one-storey wing at the southwest corner.

 

The property was constructed in 1911-12 as a branch of the Imperial Bank of Canada according to the designs of the well-known Toronto architects Sharp & Brown. The property is ornamented with classical details. The property continued as a banking institution for much of the 20th century before becoming Murphy's Law Pub in 2001.    

 

Following research and evaluation under Ontario Regulation 9/06, the provincial criteria prescribed for municipal designation, staff have determined that the property at 1702 Queen Street East merits designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for its design and physical, historical and associative, and contextual values.

 

The property is currently the subject of a Zoning By-law amendment application and a Site Plan Approval application to permit a six-storey mixed-use development on the site. The Imperial Bank of Canada Building will be integrated into the new development while respecting its basic scale, form, and massing.

 

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. The Bill 108 Amendments to the Ontario Heritage Act 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 Ontario Heritage Act now restricts City Council's ability to give notice of its intention to designate a property under the Act to within 90 days after the City Clerk gives notice of a complete application.

 

The application currently under review was deemed complete prior to the amended legislation coming into force.

 

A Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) is required for all development applications that affect listed and designated properties and will be considered when determining how a heritage property is to be conserved. Designation also enables City Council to review proposed alterations or demolitions to the property and enforce heritage property standards and maintenance. 

Background Information (Committee)
(April 5, 2022) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board on 1702 Queen Street East - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-224376.pdf

PH33.19 - 50 Merton Street - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
12 - Toronto - St. Paul's
Attention
A communication has been submitted on this Item.

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Housing Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council state its intention to designate the property at 50 Merton Street under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, in accordance with the Statement of Significance: 50 Merton Street, (Reasons for Designation) attached as Attachment 3 to the report (April 5, 2022) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

2. If there are no objections to the designations, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the bills in Council designating the property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

Origin

(April 5, 2022) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Summary

This report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the property at 50 Merton Street under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

The Girl Guides of Canada Headquarters at 50 Merton Street was the first permanent and purpose-built national headquarters for the organization since its founding in Canada in 1910. It is a three-storey complex completed in 1962 to the design of Carmen Corneil, project architect for William J. McBain and Associates and extended in 1970-72 by the partnership of Elin and Carmen Corneil. The complex has been recognized as a significant and innovative work of Post-War Modern architecture and particularly represents the globally influential leadership of the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. It has also been lauded on its own terms for its innovation which was based in a meaningful interpretation of site and program and fulfilled in exceptionally fine details and selection of materials.

 

The Historic Sites and Monuments Board has recognized the national significance of the Girl Guides of Canada through its designation of the Girl Guide Movement in Canada a National Historic Event in 2011 and installed a plaque at 50 Merton Street. 

Girl Guides Movement which was founded in 1909 in England and established in Canada in 1910 with the creation of several local branches including Toronto.  The citation on the plaque at the property notes the importance of the Girl Guides as both a Canadian and international organization which emphasizes the "outdoors, character-building, and self-reliance… the organisation has provided Canadian girls and women with strong inspiration role models in order to nurture responsible, service-oriented citizens and community leaders.  

 

The property at 50 Merton Street was identified as having potential cultural heritage value in Official Plan Amendment 405. Following research and evaluation under Ontario Regulation 9/06, the provincial criteria prescribed for municipal designation, staff have determined that the property at 50 Merton Street merits designation under Part IV Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for its design, associative and contextual value. 

 

A Zoning By-law Amendment application has been submitted to permit the redevelopment of the properties at 50 and 64 Merton Street with a 39-storey mixed-use building having a non-residential gross floor area of 2,342.0 square metres and a residential gross floor area of 29,326.0 square metres. A total of 443 residential dwelling units are proposed. In the original proposal the existing buildings on the site were to be demolished. Since that first submission, the applicant and their consultants have met with City Planning staff and toured the property to discuss the cultural heritage value of the Girl Guides Headquarters to further inform this report and an application resubmission. 

 

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. The Bill 108 Amendments to the Ontario Heritage Act 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 Ontario Heritage Act now restricts City Council's ability to give notice of its intention to designate a property under the Act to within 90 days after the City Clerk gives notice of a complete application. 

 

The City Clerk issued a complete application notice on December 17, 2021. The applicant has provided a waiver extending the 90-day timeline. This Notice of Intention to Designate report must be considered by City Council before May 31, 2022.

 

Designation enables the conservation of the property and allows City Council to review proposed alterations, enforce heritage property standards and maintenance, and refuse demolition.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 5, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 to 3 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on 50 Merton Street - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-224343.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(April 21, 2022) E-mail from Anthony Belcher (PH.New)
(April 22, 2022) E-mail from Alastair Grant (PH.New)
(April 22, 2022) Letter from Lyne C. Raymond, Architecture Planning Urban Design Interiors and Project Direction (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-149116.pdf
(April 22, 2022) Letter from Janne Corneil, U3 Advisors Inc. (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-149099.pdf
(April 22, 2022) E-mail from Luigi LaRocca (PH.New)
(April 25, 2022) E-mail from David Binder (PH.New)
(April 25, 2022) Letter from George Ross, George Ross Architect (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-149183.pdf
(April 25, 2022) Letter from Bill McIlroy, Shapero McIlroy Design (PH.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/comm/communicationfile-149221.pdf
(April 26, 2022) E-mail from Marjut Jšrvi-Dunker and Klaus Dunker (PH.New)
(April 27, 2022) E-mail from David Sisam (PH.New)

Communications (City Council)

(May 9, 2022) E-mail from Paul Cravit (CC.Supp)

19a - 50 Merton Street - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act

Origin
(April 5, 2022) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

At its meeting on April 5, 2022, the Toronto Preservation Board considered Item PB33.1 and made recommendations to City Council.

Summary from the report (March 20, 2022) from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning:

 

This report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the property at 50 Merton Street under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

The Girl Guides of Canada Headquarters at 50 Merton Street was the first permanent and purpose-built national headquarters for the organization since its founding in Canada in 1910. It is a three-storey complex completed in 1962 to the design of Carmen Corneil, project architect for William J. McBain & Associates and extended in 1970-72 by the partnership of Elin and Carmen Corneil. The complex has been recognized as a significant and innovative work of Post-War Modern architecture and particularly represents the globally influential leadership of the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. It has also been lauded on its own terms for its innovation which was based in a meaningful interpretation of site and program and fulfilled in exceptionally fine details and selection of materials.

 

The Historic Sites and Monuments Board has recognized the national significance of the Girl Guides of Canada through its designation of the Girl Guide Movement in Canada a National Historic Event in 2011 and installed a plaque at 50 Merton Street. 

Girl Guides Movement which was founded in 1909 in England and established in Canada in 1910 with the creation of several local branches including Toronto.  The citation on the plaque at the property notes the importance of the Girl Guides as both a Canadian and international organization which emphasizes the "outdoors, character-building, and self-reliance… the organisation has provided Canadian girls and women with strong inspiration role models in order to nurture responsible, service-oriented citizens and community leaders.

 

The property at 50 Merton Street was identified as having potential cultural heritage value in Official Plan Amendment 405. Following research and evaluation under Ontario Regulation 9/06, the provincial criteria prescribed for municipal designation, staff have determined that the property at 50 Merton Street merits designation under Part IV Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for its design, associative and contextual value. 

 

A Zoning By-law Amendment application has been submitted to permit the redevelopment of the properties at 50 and 64 Merton Street with a 39-storey mixed-use building having a non-residential gross floor area of 2,342.0 square metres and a residential gross floor area of 29,326.0 square metres. A total of 443 residential dwelling units are proposed. In the original proposal the existing buildings on the site were to be demolished. Since that first submission, the applicant and their consultants have met with City Planning staff and toured the property to discuss the cultural heritage value of the Girl Guides Headquarters to further inform this report and an application resubmission. 

 

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. The Bill 108 Amendments to the Ontario Heritage Act 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 Ontario Heritage Act now restricts City Council's ability to give notice of its intention to designate a property under the Act to within 90 days after the City Clerk gives notice of a complete application. 

 

The City Clerk issued a complete application notice on December 17, 2021. The applicant has provided a waiver extending the 90-day timeline. This Notice of Intention to Designate report must be considered by City Council before May 31, 2022.

 

Designation enables the conservation of the property and allows City Council to review proposed alterations, enforce heritage property standards and maintenance, and refuse demolition.

Background Information (Committee)
(April 5, 2022) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board on 50 Merton Street - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ph/bgrd/backgroundfile-224374.pdf

Striking Committee - Meeting 10

ST10.1 - Council Member Appointments to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee recommends that:

 

1.   City Council appoint the following Council Members to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Board of Directors for a term starting at the Annual meeting in 2022 to the Annual Meeting in 2023:

 

Councillor Ana Bailão

Councillor Cynthia Lai

Origin

(March 31, 2022) Report from the City Clerk

Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend the appointment of Members of Council to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Board of Directors.

Background Information (Committee)

(March 31, 2022) Report from the City Clerk on Council Member Appointments to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-223527.pdf
Attachment 1 - Members' preferences for appointment to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Board of Directors
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-223528.pdf

ST10.2 - Council Member Appointments to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Striking Committee submits the item to City Council without recommendation.

Origin

(March 31, 2022) Report from the City Clerk

Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend the appointment of Members of Council to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.

Background Information (Committee)

(March 31, 2022) Report from the City Clerk on Council Member Appointments to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-223545.pdf
Attachment 1 - Members' preferences for appointment to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/st/bgrd/backgroundfile-223546.pdf

Etobicoke York Community Council - Meeting 31

EY31.1 - Jane Finch Initiative - Ideas Report and Phase 2 Directions

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
7 - Humber River - Black Creek
Attention
See also Item EC29.1

Community Council Recommendations

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:  

 

1. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to use the Jane Finch Initiative Ideas Report, found in Attachment 3 to the report (March 29, 2022) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District, as the basis for a second phase of community engagement.


2. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to use the Jane Finch Initiative Ideas Report, found in Attachment 3 to this report, to evaluate current and future development applications within the Study Area as shown as Figure 1 of the report (March 29, 2022) from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District.


3. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report back with a proposed Jane Finch Secondary Plan and draft Urban Design Guidelines by the third quarter of 2023.

 

4. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the Executive Director, Social Development Finance and Administration and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, in collaboration with other involved divisions, to continue to implement an inter-divisional approach to the next phase of work under the Jane Finch Initiative and to align the Secondary Plan and the Community Development Plan for Jane and Finch.

Origin

(March 29, 2022) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District

Summary

This report provides an update from City Planning on the Jane Finch Initiative. It summarizes the first round of community engagement and proposes a series of directions to guide the next phase of work for the development of a secondary plan and associated urban design guidelines for the study area. A summary of all of the proposed directions is found in Attachment 1.

 

The Jane Finch Initiative is a resident-informed project to plan for the future of Jane and Finch. It is developing two integrated plans – a secondary plan and community development plan – so that residents, local groups and businesses are supported as the area changes over time with the opening of the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT).

 

Through a first round of public and stakeholder engagement over the course of 2021, community members shared their thoughts, concerns and aspirations for the future of the neighbourhood. A record of these community conversations is contained in the Jane Finch Initiative Phase 1 Engagement Summary Report prepared by the City's engagement partner, the Jane Finch Community and Family Centre (Attachment 2).

 

The Jane Finch Initiative Ideas Report (Attachment 3) analyzes what staff heard and proposes a series of directions that will form the basis of a second round of community conversations in the upcoming phases of work. These directions are organized around the themes that will be developed into a secondary plan including land use, urban design, mobility, parks and public realm, community service facilities, heritage, housing, climate resilience and infrastructure.

 

A companion staff report, prepared jointly by Social Development, Finance and Administration and Economic Development and Culture, is proceeding through the Economic and Community Development Committee and will be presented along with this report at the same City Council meeting. That report contains an update on the community development plan and next steps for that parallel stream of work.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 29, 2022) Report and Attachment 1 from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District on Jane Finch Initiative - Ideas Report and Phase 2 Directions
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-223493.pdf
Attachment 2: Jane Finch Centre report on Phase 1 Engagement
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-223506.pdf
Attachment 3: Jane Finch Initiative Ideas Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-223586.pdf

Communications (Community Council)

(April 18, 2022) Letter from Richard Domes, Principal Planner, Nikhal Dawan, Planning Associate, Gagnon Walker Domes (EY.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ey/comm/communicationfile-148816.pdf

EY31.6 - 933-935 The Queensway - Class 4 Noise Area Classification (NPC-300)

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
3 - Etobicoke - Lakeshore

Community Council Recommendations

The Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.City Council classify the lands municipally known as 933-935 The Queensway, currently subject to the Rezoning Application (File Number 19 156707 WET 03 OZ) and Site Plan Approval Application (File Number 20 104057 WET 03 SA), as a Class 4 Noise Area pursuant to Publication NPC-300 (Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Environmental Noise Guideline - Stationary and Transportation Sources - Approval and Planning).

 

2. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning or their designate to forward a copy of the City Council Decision Document to the Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks (MECP).

Origin

(March 29, 2022) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District

Summary

The report recommends City Council classify the site at 933-935 The Queensway as a Class 4 Noise Area under Provincial Noise Guidelines (NPC-300) as administered by the Ministry of Environmental, Conservation and Parks (MECP).

 

A Class 4 Noise Area classification allows for higher daytime and nighttime sound level limits than would otherwise be permitted in relation to a noise sensitive land use such as residential dwellings and associated outdoor living areas. The impact of such higher levels is mitigated by specified noises control measures.

 

A Noise and Vibration Impact Study and Land Use Compatibility/Mitigation Study (Air Quality and Noise) were prepared in support of the development (the "Studies"). A third party peer review of the Studies supports the recommendation for a classification of the site to Class 4 Noise Area (among other environmental mitigation requirements). The owner has agreed to all of the environmental mitigation requirements set out in the peer reviewers report, including the classification of the site to a Class 4 Noise Area.

 

A Class 4 Noise Area classification would allow the existing commercial/industrial uses close to the subject site to rely on this noise classification and related sound level limits in applications for required provincial approvals including operating certificates.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 29, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 and 2 from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District on 933-935 The Queensway - Class 4 Noise Area Classification (NPC-300)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-223309.pdf

EY31.7 - Application to Remove a Private Tree - 3 Sonoma Way

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

Community Council Recommendations

The Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council grant the request for a permit to remove one privately owned tree located at 3 Sonoma Way, conditional upon the applicant providing five replacement trees which can be achieved in a combination of on-site planting and cash-in-lieu of planting.

Origin

(March 22, 2022) Report from the Acting Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation

Summary

This report requests that City Council deny the request for a permit to remove one privately owned tree located at 3 Sonoma Way. The application indicates the reason for removal is due to the sap of the tree dripping onto the vehicles in the driveway.

 

The subject tree is a Colorado blue spruce tree (Picea pungens), measuring 38 cm in diameter. The Tree By-laws do not support the removal of this tree as it is healthy and maintainable.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 22, 2022) Report and Attachment 1 from the Acting Director, Urban Forestry, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on Application to Remove a Private Tree - 3 Sonoma Way
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-223343.pdf

Communications (Community Council)

(April 19, 2022) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (EY.Main)

Communications (City Council)

(May 10, 2022) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (CC.Supp)

EY31.12 - Parking Amendments - Manitoba Street

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
3 - Etobicoke - Lakeshore
Attention
Bill 382 has been submitted on this Item.

Community Council Recommendations

The Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council prohibit stopping at all times on both sides of Manitoba Street, between a point 90 metres east of Grand Avenue and a point 25 metres further east, and between a point 90 metres west of Legion Road North and a point 30 metres further west.

Origin

(March 30, 2022) Report from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services

Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Manitoba Street, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

Transportation Services is recommending that stopping be prohibited at all times on both sides of Manitoba Street, between a point 90 metres east of Grand Avenue and a point 25 metres further east, and between a point 90 metres west of Legion Road North and a point 30 metres further west, to improve visibility at park access points.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 30, 2022) Report and Attachment 1 from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services on Parking Amendments - Manitoba Street
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-223479.pdf

EY31.13 - Parking Amendments - Marine Parade Drive

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
3 - Etobicoke - Lakeshore
Attention
Bill 383 has been submitted on this Item.

Community Council Recommendations

The Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council rescind the existing parking prohibition in effect at all times, on the west/south side of Marine Parade Drive, between Lake Shore Boulevard West (west intersection) and a point 278 metres east.

 

2. City Council prohibit stopping at all times, on the west/south side of Marine Parade Drive, between Lake Shore Boulevard West (west intersection) and a point 278 metres east.

Origin

(March 30, 2022) Report from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services

Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Marine Parade Drive, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

Transportation Services is recommending that the existing parking prohibitions on the west/south side of Marine Parade Drive be changed to a stopping prohibition. The proposed amendment will deter parking at this location and will improve transit operations and vehicle movements by maintaining a clear passage for Toronto Transit Commission vehicles.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 30, 2022) Report and Attachment 1 from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services on Parking Amendments - Marine Parade Drive
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-223491.pdf

EY31.14 - Turn Prohibitions - 2525-2555 St. Clair Avenue West and 2565 to 2595 St. Clair Avenue West

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
5 - York South - Weston
Attention
Bill 384 has been submitted on this Item.

Community Council Recommendations

The Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.  City Council prohibit northbound through movements, at all times, at the private driveway opposite Castleton Avenue.

 

2.  City Council prohibit northbound through movements, at all times, at the private driveway opposite Batavia Avenue.

 

3.  City Council prohibit northbound through movements, at all times, at the private driveway opposite Mariposa Avenue.

 

4.  City Council prohibit northbound left-turns, at all times, at the private driveway opposite Batavia Avenue.

 

5.  City Council prohibit northbound left-turns, at all times, at the private driveway opposite Mariposa Avenue.

 

6.  City Council prohibit southbound through movements, at all times, at Batavia Avenue and St. Clair Avenue West.

Origin

(March 30, 2022) Report from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services

Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on St. Clair Avenue West, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

Transportation Services is requesting approval to prohibit northbound left and northbound through movements from the private accesses of 2525-2555 St. Clair Avenue West and 2565-2595 St. Clair Avenue West, in order to ensure that adequate and safe operations are maintained on St. Clair Avenue West and to minimize traffic infiltration into the residential community on the north side of St. Clair Avenue West.

 

During the course of the investigation, it was noted that there is a discrepancy between posted signs and the prohibited and compulsory turn by-laws. Recommendation 2, 4 and 6 will correct these inconsistencies.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 30, 2022) Report and Attachment 1 from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services on Turn Prohibitions - 2525-2555 St. Clair Avenue West and 2565 to 2595 St. Clair Avenue West
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-223543.pdf

EY31.15 - Temporary Road Closing of Islington Avenue and Parking Regulation Amendments - 2022 Canadian Open

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
2 - Etobicoke Centre
Attention
Bill 385 has been submitted on this Item.

Community Council Recommendations

The Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council receive Attachment 1, 2022 RBC Canadian Open Transportation Management Plan, to the report (March 30, 2022) from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services.

 

2. City Council authorize the closing of Islington Avenue to traffic from Eglinton Avenue West to The Kingsway, for the period from May 30, 2022 to June 17, 2022.

 

3. City Council amend Appendix A to the report (March 30, 2022) from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services so that it is better aligned with the Map of Appendix B, by removing the following streets:

 

a. Abinger Crescent

b. Appledale Road

c. Ashford Drive

d. North Heights Road

 

4. City Council authorize the temporary parking, stopping and standing regulations on streets in the vicinity of St. George's Golf and Country Club, identified in Appendix "A" attached to the report (March 30, 2022) from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services, and as amended by Recommendation 3 above.

 

5. City Council direct that all costs associated with the road closings, including the costs of restoring and cleaning the streets following each event, as well as installing/removing temporary parking restrictions, shall be completed by Golf Canada to the satisfaction of Transportation Services, and at no cost to the City.

 

6. City Council authorize the temporary use of the Hydro One right-of-way, east of Martin Grove Drive between Hedges Boulevard and Princess Margaret Boulevard, by Golf Canada for media and supplier parking, subject to approval by Hydro One, subject to access and permit approval from Transportation Services, Permits and Enforcement and at no cost to the City, for the period from May 30, 2022 to June 17, 2022.

Origin

(March 30, 2022) Report from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services

Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates bus service on Islington Avenue, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

The purpose of this report is to present the Traffic Management Plan prepared by

IBI Group on behalf of Golf Canada, relating to the full closure of Islington Avenue, between Eglinton Avenue West and The Kingsway, for a period up to 19 days, from Monday May 30, 2022, to Friday, June 17, 2022. The closing is required as Golf Canada is hosting the 2022 Canadian Open at St. George's Golf and Country Club, located on Islington Avenue, between the intersections of Ridge Valley Crescent/Prince George Drive and Princess Margaret Boulevard/Poplar Heights Drive. The closing includes the Pre-tournament (May 30, 2022 to June 5, 2022), Tournament (June 6, 2022 to June 12, 2022) and the Post-tournament (June 13, 2022 to June 17, 2022) events.

 

This report also recommends implementing temporary parking, standing and stopping regulations during the Tournament week (June 6, 2022 to June 12, 2022) on streets in the vicinity of the golf club and the visitor parking areas.

 

The Toronto Transit Commission has been consulted and has no concerns regarding the proposals contained in this report.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 30, 2022) Report and Appendix A and B from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services on Temporary Road Closing of Islington Avenue and Parking Regulation Amendments - 2022 Canadian Open
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-223297.pdf
Attachment 1: 2022 RBC Canadian Open Transportation Management Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-223418.pdf

EY31.17 - Pedestrian Crossover - Prince Edward Drive South at Bernice Avenue

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
3 - Etobicoke - Lakeshore

Community Council Recommendations

The Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that: 

 

1. City Council authorize a pedestrian crossover signal on Prince Edward Drive South at Bernice Avenue.

Origin

(March 30, 2022) Letter from Councillor Mark Grimes

Summary

Prince Edward Drive South, in the vicinity of Bernice Avenue is a two-lane ‘Collector’ road. There are sidewalks on both sides of Prince Edward Drive South. The intersection of Prince Edward Drive South and Bernice Avenue is a “T” intersection with a "Stop" control for westbound motorists on Bernice Avenue. Toronto Transit Commission operates daily bus service on Prince Edward Drive South. The legal speed limit on Prince Edward Drive South is 40 km/h. Park Lawn Junior Middle School is located in the area on the east side of Ballacaine Drive south of Bernice Avenue.

 

In 2019, local community members and parents contacted my office to report their concern over a lack of protected pedestrian crossing along Prince Edward Drive South between Berry Road and Winston Grove. An onsite meeting with Transportation Services demonstrated that many children living on the west side of Prince Edward Drive South walk in groups to attend Park Lawn Junior Middle School, mainly crossing at Bernice Avenue. There are also seniors, cyclists, and young families with strollers that use Prince Edward Drive South frequently.

 

There are multiple construction projects scheduled to take place this year and next in the area, as well as the Queensway Complete Streets project. Prince Edward Drive South will see additional traffic over the next 1-3 years, and perhaps beyond. Toronto Transit Commission buses and vehicles speeding on Prince Edward Drive South is also an ongoing issue. A pedestrian activated pedestrian crossovers would create a safer crossing option for pedestrians and cyclists and encourage more active transportation options along this route.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 30, 2022) Letter from Councillor Mark Grimes on Pedestrian Crossover - Prince Edward Drive South at Bernice Avenue
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-223585.pdf

Communications (Community Council)

(April 13, 2022) E-mail from Patricia Launt (EY.Main)
(April 14, 2022) E-mail from Diana Mitoff (EY.Main)

Communications (City Council)

(May 11, 2022) E-mail from Paul Kalicki and Colette Papagiannis (CC.New)
(May 10, 2022) E-mail from Bradley Donohue and Anna-Maria Cappella (CC.New)

EY31.18 - Appointment of Public Members to the Etobicoke York Community Preservation Panel

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
1 - Etobicoke North, 2 - Etobicoke Centre, 3 - Etobicoke - Lakeshore, 5 - York South - Weston, 7 - Humber River - Black Creek
Attention
The Chief Planner and Executive Director City Planning has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (EY31.18a with recommendation)

Confidential Attachment - This report deals with personal matters about identifiable individuals who are being considered for appointment to the Etobicoke York Community Preservation Panel.

Community Council Recommendations

The Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:  

 

1. City Council appoint the following candidates to the Etobicoke York Community Preservation Panel for a term of office ending April 25, 2025 and until successors are appointed:

  • Nicholas Clemens
  • Corey Horowitz
  • Cherri Hurst
  • Zdenka Jasura
  • Eric Matusiak
  • Madeleine McDowell
  • Joseph Muller
  • Neil Park
  • Paul Cordingley
  • Richard Unterman

2. City Council direct that the confidential information contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (March 28, 2022) from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning, remain confidential as it relates to personal matters about identifiable individuals being considered for appointment to the Etobicoke York Community Preservation Panel.

Origin

(March 28, 2022) Report from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning

Summary

This report recommends the appointment of 10 public members to the Etobicoke York Community Preservation Panel.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 28, 2022) Report and Attachment 1 from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning on Appointment of Public Members to the Etobicoke York Community Preservation Panel
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-223385.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1: Applications and Summary of Confidential Voluntary Diversity Information for Recommended Candidates

Background Information (City Council)

(May 10, 2022) Supplementary report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Appointment of Public Members to the Etobicoke York Community Preservation Panel (EY31.18a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225648.pdf

Communications (Community Council)

(April 19, 2022) E-mail from Joy Cohnstaedt (EY.New)

North York Community Council - Meeting 31

NY31.1 - 3621 Dufferin Street - Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision Applications - Final Report

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
6 - York Centre

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013, as amended, for the lands at 3621 Dufferin Street substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment in Attachment 7 to the report (March 31, 2022) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District.

 

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. In accordance with the delegated approval under By-law 229-2000, as amended, City Council be advised that the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning intends to approve the Draft Plan of Subdivision as generally illustrated on Attachment 10 to the report (March 31, 2022) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District subject to:

 

a. the conditions as generally listed in Attachment 8 to the report (March 31, 2022) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District which, except as otherwise  noted, must be fulfilled prior to final approval and the release of the plan of subdivision for registration; and

 

b. any such revisions to the proposed subdivision plan or any such additional modified conditions as  the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning may deem to be appropriate to address  matters arising from the on-going technical review of this development.

 

4. City Council require the owner to enter into an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act as follows:

 

a. prior to issuance of an above grade building permit, a Community Benefits monetary contribution  of $2,700,00.00 towards area parks improvements, and/or community center or streetscape  improvements, with such amount to be indexed upwardly in accordance with the Statistics Canada Construction Price Index for Toronto, calculated from the date of the Section 37 Agreement to the date the payment is made and that the design of the streetscape improvements comply with the  Streetscape Manual to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning; and

 

b. in the event the cash contribution(s) referred to in Recommendation 4.a. above has not been used for the intended purpose within three (3) years of this By-law coming into full force and effect, the cash contribution may be redirected for another purpose, at the discretion of the Chief Planner and Executive Director of City Planning, in consultation with the local Councillor, provided that the purpose(s) is identified  in the Toronto Official Plan and will benefit the community in the vicinity of the lands;

 

the following matters are also recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement as a legal convenience to support development:

 

c. at the time of the registration of plan of subdivision or at the time of condominium registration whichever is earlier the Owner shall convey to the City an on-site parkland dedication, having a  minimum size of 699 square metres located in the north portion of the site with frontage on the new public right-of-way, to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the City Solicitor;

 

d. at the time of the registration of the plan of subdivision or at the time of condominium registration whichever is earlier, the Owner shall convey to the City a 824 square metre over-dedication of parkland, located in the north portion of the site with frontage on the new public right-of-way, to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the City Solicitor;

 

e. at the time of the registration of the plan of subdivision or at the time of condominium registration whichever is earlier, the owner shall convey to the City a 23-metre wide north-south roadway to secure public access in favour of the City of Toronto to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, and Chief Engineer and Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services;

 

f. the owner shall be required to provide for the cost of the north-south 23 metre wide roadway and any improvements to the existing servicing infrastructure deemed required to accommodate the proposed development to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer, Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services;

 

g. the owner will be required to provide, through the site plan approval process, final pavement markings and signage along the north-south roadway, including any safety, access, and transportation requirements related to these matters all to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Transportation Services and shall be at no cost to the City; and

 

h. withdraw any outstanding appeals at the Ontario Land Tribunal related to the current  development.

 

5. City Council approve the acceptance of the 1,523 square metre parkland dedication, subject to the Owner transferring the parkland to the City free and clear, above and below grade, of all easements, encumbrances, and encroachments, in an acceptable environmental condition.

 

6. Before introducing the necessary Bills for enactment, City Council require the Owner to:

 

a. enter into an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 as per Recommendation 4 above.

 

7. City Council approve a development charge credit against the Parks and Recreation component of the Development Charges for the design and construction by the applicant of the Above Base Park Improvements to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation. The development charge credit shall be in an amount that is the lesser of the cost to the applicant of designing and constructing the Above Base Park Improvements, as approved by the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and the Parks and Recreation component of development charges payable for the development in accordance with the City's Development Charges By-law, as may be amended from time to time.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The North York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on April 20, 2022 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin

(March 31, 2022) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District

Summary

The Zoning By-law Amendment application proposes to amend the former City of North York Zoning By-law No. 7625 to permit a 10-storey (40 metre, with a 13 metre tall marque feature) mixed-use development incorporating 153 residential units; retail uses, office and self-storage uses, and 334 vehicular and 161 bicycle parking spaces in a three-storey below grade garage at 3621 Dufferin Street. The proposed building would have a gross floor area of 46,437 square metres and Floor Space Index (FSI) of 2.74. A new 23-metre wide north-south public street running along the eastern boundary of the site from Billy Bishop Way north to Wilson Avenue is also proposed. A new 1,523 square metre public park would be located to the north of the development block within the subject site along the west side of the future public street. The Draft Plan of Subdivision will allow for the creation of the new public north-south street (Street 'A'), a new Development Block (Block 1), and a future public park block (Block 4), as shown on Attachment 10.

 

The proposed development is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2020) and conforms with A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2020) and with the City of Toronto Official Plan.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-law and that the Chief Planner also intends to approve the Draft Plan of Subdivision application for the lands at 3621 Dufferin Street. The proposed development allows for the introduction of a mixed use development incorporating residential, retail, and office, and self-storage uses that will attract economic growth and diversity to sustain an emerging and vibrant community.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 31, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 to 12 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on a Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision Applications for 3621 Dufferin Street
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-223843.pdf
(April 1, 2022) Notice of Public Meeting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-223863.pdf

Speakers

David McKay, Vice President & Partner, MHBC (on behalf of the Applicant)

Communications (Community Council)

(April 19, 2022) E-mail from David McKay, MHBC Planning Urban Design & Landscape Architecture (NY.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ny/comm/communicationfile-148918.pdf

NY31.2 - 147 Overbrook Place - Zoning Amendment Application - Final Report

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
6 - York Centre

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend Zoning By-law 569-2013, as amended, for the lands at 147 Overbrook Place substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment to be forwarded to City Council.

 

2. City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law 7625, as amended, for the lands at 147 Overbrook Place substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment to be forwarded to City Council.

 

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

 

4. City Council direct the Director, North York Community Planning on the file to: 

 

a. ensure that all unit entrances are from Overbrook Place and that all 10 semi-detached units have access to the public sidewalk along Overbrook Place;

 

b. ensure that the proposed sidewalk along Shaftsbury is extended further down the property line until the gate of the adjoining property; and

 

c. to work with the applicant in producing a privacy buffer along the south property line is secured through things such as landscaping, window placement and/or other design options in consultation with the local Ward Councillor.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The North York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on April 20, 2022 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin

(March 29, 2022) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District

Summary

This application proposes to amend the Zoning By-law to permit 10 semi-detached 3-storey residential dwellings to be accessed via shared driveways at 147 Overbrook Place. The proposed floor space index is 1.54 times the area of the lot.  The site is located at the southeast corner of Overbrook Place and Shaftesbury Street. There is an existing parking lot within the proposed development area of the site.

 

The proposed development is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2020) and conforms with A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2020).

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-laws 7625 and 569-2013

 

Staff have reviewed the proposal and are recommending approval in an amended form with a minimum rear yard setback of 4 metres.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 29, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 to 9 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on a Zoning Amendment Application for 147 Overbrook Place
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-223749.pdf
(April 1, 2022) Notice of Public Meeting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-223865.pdf

NY31.3 - 1377 Sheppard Avenue West - Plan of Subdivision Application - Final Report

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
6 - York Centre

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. In accordance with the delegated approval under By-law 229-2000, as amended, City Council be advised that the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning intends to approve the Draft Plan of  Subdivision as generally illustrated on Attachment 7 to the report (March 31, 2022) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District, and the Preliminary Plan of Subdivision - Concept  Plan, as generally illustrated on Attachment 8 to the report (March 31, 2022) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District subject to:

 

a. the conditions as generally listed in Attachment 6 to the report (March 31, 2022) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District which, except as otherwise noted, must be fulfilled prior to final approval and the release of the plan of subdivision for registration; and

 

b. any such revisions to the proposed subdivision plan or any such additional modified conditions as the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning may deem to be appropriate to address matters arising from the on-going technical review of this development.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The North York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on April 20, 2022 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin

(March 31, 2022) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District

Summary

This Draft Plan of Subdivision application proposes to create a new public street in a north-south direction south from Sheppard Avenue West, west of Allen Road is shown as Part 2 on Plan 66R-31787, and which also includes a temporary turn around circle shown as Part 3 on Attachment 8 "Preliminary Plan of Subdivision - Concept Plan". The proposed draft Plan of Subdivision also proposes easements over Parts 6 and Part B in which Part 6 will form the future street continuation of Street A in its ultimate configuration. Street A presently will be a new 18.5 metre wide public street which will form part of a future street network to support future development within the Allen District.

 

The proposed Draft Plan of Subdivision application is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2020), conforms to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2020) and the City of Toronto Official Plan and Downsview Area Secondary Plan, and has regard for the criteria set out in Section 51(24) of the Planning Act with regards to subdivision of lands.

 

This report recommends that City Council be advised that the Chief Planner intends to approve the Draft Plan of Subdivision for the lands at 1377 Sheppard Avenue West.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 31, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 to 8 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on a Plan of Subdivision Application for 1377 Sheppard Avenue West
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-223833.pdf
(April 1, 2022) Notice of Public Meeting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-223866.pdf

Speakers

David Anselmi, Senior Director, Real Estate, Parc Downsview Park Inc.
Michael Keene, Principal, Planning and Development, Fotenn

NY31.4 - 1629 Sheppard Avenue West - Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Final Report

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
6 - York Centre

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend Zoning By-law 7625, as amended, for the lands at 1629 Sheppard Avenue West substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment in Attachment 6 to the report (March 11, 2022) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District.

 

2. City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013, as amended, for the lands at 1629 Sheppard Avenue West substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment in Attachment 7 to the report (March 11, 2022) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District.

 

3. Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, City Council require the owner to:

 

a. address all outstanding issues related to the Zoning By-law Amendment application within the Engineering and Construction Services Memorandum dated February 15, 2022, or as may be updated, to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services;

 

b. provide a revised Functional Servicing Report to determine the storm water runoff, sanitary flow and water supply demand resulting from this development and whether there is adequate capacity in the existing municipal infrastructure to accommodate the proposed development;

 

c. make satisfactory arrangements with Engineering and Construction Services and enter into appropriate agreements with the City for the design and construction of any improvements to the municipal infrastructure at no cost to the City, should it be determined that upgrades are required to the infrastructure to support this development, according to the accepted Functional Servicing Report accepted by the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services; and

 

d. provide space within the development for installation of maintenance access holes and sampling ports on the private side, as close to the property line as possible, for both the storm and sanitary service connections, in accordance with the Sewers By-law Chapter 681.10.

 

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

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The North York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on April 20, 2022 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin

(March 11, 2022) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District

Summary

This application proposes to amend the former City of North York By-law 7625 and City of Toronto By-law 569-2013 to permit the redevelopment of the subject lands with seven 3-storey (13 metre high) residential units contained in 3 sets of semi-detached houses and 1 detached house fronting Sheppard Avenue West. Vehicular access would be via a private common driveway from Sheppard Avenue West. A multi-use path is proposed along the entire frontage of the proposed development, and would connect with a future Downsview cycling path on the east of the site, along Sheppard Avenue West.

 

The proposed development is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2020) and conforms with A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2020) and the City of Toronto Official Plan

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend Zoning By-laws 7625 and 569-2013.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 11, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 to 8 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on a Zoning By-law Amendment Application for 1629 Sheppard Avenue West
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-223782.pdf
(April 1, 2022) Notice of Public Meeting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-223867.pdf

Speakers

Daren Hanna
Adrian Litevski, Principal, Johnston Litavski Planning Consultants

NY31.5 - 196 Valley Road - Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Final Report

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
15 - Don Valley West
Attention
Bills 428 and 429 have been submitted on this Item.

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend former City of North York Zoning By-law 7625, as amended, for the lands at 196 Valley Road substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment in Attachment 6 to the report (March 10, 2022) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District.

 

2. City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013, as amended, for the lands at 196 Valley Road substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment in Attachment 7 to the report (March 10, 2022) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District.

 

3. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Zoning By-law Amendments as may be required.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The North York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on April 20, 2022 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin

(March 10, 2022) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District

Summary

This application proposes to amend the Zoning By-law to permit six townhouse units fronting onto Bayview Avenue. The townhouse units are in one block and proposed to be three-storeys and 11 metres in height. Vehicular access to the townhouse units is proposed via a 6.0 metre wide north-south private driveway from Valley Road.  Parking would be accommodated at the rear of the townhouse block with 12 resident parking spaces and one visitor parking space.  The proposed floor space index is 1.1 times the area of the lot for a total gross floor areas (GFA) of 1,565 square metres and the proposed coverage is 40%.  The existing detached dwelling would be demolished.

 

The proposed development is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2020) and conforms to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2020). The proposed six townhouse units respects and reinforces the existing character of the surrounding neighbourhood and provides for appropriate townhouse infill development along a major street. The proposal conforms to the City of Toronto's Official Plan and meets the intent of the Bayview Townhouse Design Guidelines.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-laws.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 10, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 to 9 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on a Zoning By-law Amendment Application for 196 Valley Road
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-223765.pdf
(April 1, 2022) Notice of Public Meeting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-223868.pdf

Speakers

Todd Trudelle, Goldberg Group

NY31.6 - 105 Sheppard Avenue East, 24 and 26 Leona Drive - Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Final Report

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
18 - Willowdale
Attention
The Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (NY31.6a with recommendations)

Bills 453, 454, and 455 have been submitted on this Item.

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Community Council Recommendations

The North York Community Council submits the item to City Council without recommendation.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The North York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on April 20, 2022 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin

(March 22, 2022) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District

Summary

This application proposes to amend the Official Plan and zoning by-law to permit an 8-storey (28.5 metres) mixed-use building that contains 58 residential units above the retail use at grade, for a total gross floor area of 4,550 square metres resulting in a Floor Space Index (FSI) of 3.12. The proposed 48 parking spaces will be provided in a 2-level, below-grade garage accessible by a two-way driveway from Leona Drive. 

 

The proposed development is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2020) and conforms with A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2020).  The proposal represents appropriate intensification on an Avenue that makes efficient use of land, resources and infrastructure. 

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Official Plan and zoning by-law as it conforms with the Mixed Use Areas policies of the Official Plan and the achievement of complete communities by providing a mix of uses in compact built form that is transit-supportive while appropriately transitioning to lower-scale neighbourhoods.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 22, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 to 10 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Application for 105 Sheppard Avenue East, 24 and 26 Leona Drive
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-223817.pdf
(April 1, 2022) Notice of Public Meeting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-223869.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(May 11, 2022) Supplementary report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on 105 Sheppard Avenue East, 24 and 26 Leona Drive - Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Application and Attachments 1 to 3 (NY31.6a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225797.pdf

Speakers

Rohan Sovig, Malone Given Parsons

NY31.7 - 6150 to 6160 Yonge Street, 9 to 11 Pleasant Avenue and 18 Goulding Avenue - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications - Final Report

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
18 - Willowdale

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend the Official Plan, for the lands at 6150 to 6160 Yonge Street, 9 to 11 Pleasant Avenue and 18 Goulding Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment in Attachment 5 to the report March 31, 2022) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District.

 

2. City Council amend Zoning By-law 569-2013, as amended, for the lands at 6150 to 6160 Yonge Street, 9 to 11 Pleasant Avenue and 18 Goulding Avenue, substantially in accordance with the draft zoning by-law amendment in Attachment 6 to the report (March 31, 2022) from the Director, Community Planning, North York District.

 

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

 

4. City Council direct that prior to the issuance of the first above grade building permit, the Owner shall convey to the City an off-site parkland dedication, having a minimum size of 1,226 square metres, composed of the properties municipally known as 98 Patricia Avenue and 100 Patricia Avenue, to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the City Solicitor.

 

5. City Council approve the acceptance of the off-site parkland dedication, subject to the owner transferring the parkland to the City free and clear, above and below grade, of all easements, encumbrances, and encroachments, in an acceptable environmental condition.

 

6. City Council direct that should the value of the off-site parkland dedication be less than the value of the parks levy, the difference shall be made up via a cash-in-lieu payment for the remaining shortfall, payable prior to the issuance of the first above grade building permit.

 

7. City Council approve a development charge credit against the Parks and Recreation component of the Development Charges for the design and construction by the Owner of the Above Base Park Improvements to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation. The development charge credit shall be in an amount that is the lesser of the cost to the Owner of designing and constructing the Above Base Park Improvements, as approved by the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and the Parks and Recreation component of development charges payable for the development in accordance with the City's Development Charges By-law, as may be amended from time to time.

 

8. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to enter into an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act and to have it execute and registered on title to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor, as follows:

 

a. the community benefit recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement is as follows:

 

1. prior to the issuance of the first above-grade building permit for the proposed development, the Owner shall make an upwardly indexed financial contribution to the City of $3,500,000 to be allocated towards parkland and other community services and facility improvements within the Ward as well as streetscape improvements which comply with the Streetscape Manual, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the General Manager of Transportation Services, in consultation with the Ward Councillor.

 

2. the amount in Recommendation 8.a.1. above will be indexed upwardly in accordance with Statistics Canada Residential or Non-Residential, as the case may be, Building Construction Price Index for the Toronto Census Mentopolitan Area, reported quarterly by Statistics Canada in Building Construction Price Indexes Table 18-10-0135-01, or its successor, calculated from the date of the execution of the Agreement to the date of payment; and 

 

3. in the event that the cash contribution in Recommendation 8.a.1. above has not been used for the determined purposed within three years of the amending zoning by-law coming into full force and effect, the cash contribution may be redirected for another purporse, at the discretion of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in consultation with the Ward Councillor, provided the purpose is identified in the Official Plan and will benefit the community in the vicinity of the lands; and

 

b. the following matters are also recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement as a legal convenience to support development:

 

1. the Owner shall convey to the City as off-site parkland dedication the properties municipally known as 98 Patricia Avenue and 100 Patricia Avenue, to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the City Solicitor; and

 

2. the Owner will construct and maintain the development of the site in accordance with Tier 1, Toronto Green Standard and the Owner will be encouraged to achieve Tier 2, Toronto Gree Standard, or higher, where appropriate, consistent with the performance standards of Toronto Green Standards applicable at the time of the Site Plan Control application.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The North York Community Council held a statutory public meeting on April 20, 2022 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin

(March 31, 2022) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District

Summary

This application proposes to construct a thirteen storey residential building with retail at grade at 6150 to 6160 Yonge Street, 9 to 11 Pleasant Avenue and 18 Goulding Avenue. The building would have 577 residential units and 299 vehicular parking spaces, including 57 for visitors. Overall, the proposal has a Gross Floor Area of 44,829 square metres for a Floor Space Index of 5.83.

 

The proposed development is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2020) and conforms with A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2020).

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-law. The proposed building represents an appropriate level of intensification on the site and provides appropriate transition to the neighbourhood to the west. Further, it begins to establish the vision of the Yonge Street North Planning Study and will deliver transit infrastructure.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 31, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 to 7 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications on 6150 to 6160 Yonge Street, 9 to 11 Pleasant Avenue and 18 Goulding Avenue
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-223771.pdf
(April 1, 2022) Notice of Public Meeting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-223870.pdf

Communications (Community Council)

(April 19, 2022) E-mail from Michael Manett, MPLAN Inc. (NY.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ny/comm/communicationfile-148864.pdf

NY31.8 - 500 Duplex Avenue - Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Request for Direction

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
8 - Eglinton - Lawrence
Attention
A communication has been submitted on this Item.

Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the City Solicitor and appropriate City staff  to attend the Ontario Land Tribunal in opposition to the current application regarding Zoning By-law Amendment appeal for the lands at 500 Duplex Avenue and to continue discussions with the Applicant in an attempt to resolve outstanding issues.

 

2. In the event that the Ontario Land Tribunal allows the appeal in whole or in part, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to request that the Tribunal withhold the issuance of any final Order(s) until such time as the Tribunal has been advised by the City Solicitor that:

 

a. the form and content of the Zoning By-law Amendments are to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning;

 

b. where applicable, community benefits and other matters in support of the development are to be secured in a Section 37 Agreement executed by the owner and registered on title to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor; and

 

c. the owner has, at the owner's expense:

 

1. submitted a revised Functional Servicing Report including confirmation of water and fire flow, sanitary and storm water capacity, Stormwater Management Report and Hydrogeological Review, including the Foundation Drainage Report (the "Engineering Reports") to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, in consultation with the General Manager, Toronto Water;

 

2. secured the design and the provision of financial securities for any upgrades or required improvements to the existing municipal infrastructure and/or new municipal infrastructure identified in the accepted Engineering Reports to support the development, all to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services should it be determined that improvements or upgrades and/or new infrastructure are required to support the development;

 

3. made satisfactory arrangements with the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services for the construction of new infrastructure or any improvements to the municipal infrastructure, should it be determined that new infrastructure and/or upgrades/improvements are required to the existing infrastructure to support this development, and that the applicant has entered into a financially secured agreement to pay for and construct any necessary municipal infrastructure;

 

4. submitted a revised Traffic Impact, Parking and Loading Study to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Transportation Services and that such matters arising from such study, be secured if required;

 

5. submitted a revised Transportation Demand Management Plan to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division and the General Manager, Transportation Services and that such matters arising from such study, be secured if required; and

 

6. secured, in one or more agreements addressing appropriate rental housing matters and improvements to the existing rental housing.

 

3. City Council authorize the City Solicitor and other City Staff to take any necessary steps to implement City Council's decision.

Origin

(March 28, 2022) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District

Summary

On July 7, 2021, a Zoning By-law Amendment application was submitted for two infill residential rental buildings of 11-storeys (37.4 metres) and 15-storeys (48.4 metres) in height with 5 metre tall mechanical penthouses, resulting in an additional 45,416 square metres of residential gross floor area on the subject site in addition to the existing 34-storey rental apartment building which would remain. The existing building contains 330 units (with 11 units to be demolished) and the proposed 11-storey building would contain 311 units while the 15-storey building would contain 310 units, all resulting in a total of 940 units. The application was deemed complete as of July 7, 2021.

 

On February 16, 2022, the Applicant appealed the Zoning By-Law Amendment Application to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) due to Council not making a decision within the 90-day time frame under the Planning Act.

 

This report recommends that the City Solicitor with the appropriate City staff attend the OLT hearing to oppose the application in its current form and to continue discussions with the applicant to resolve outstanding issues.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 28, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 to 9 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on a Zoning By-law Amendment Application for 500 Duplex Avenue
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-223790.pdf

Speakers

Mark Winfield
Emma Kent, Eglinton Park Residential Association
Jacquelyn Wint, Co-Vice President, 500 Duplex Avenue Tenants Association

Communications (Community Council)

(April 12, 2022) E-mail from Seboua March (NY.New)
(April 12, 2022) E-mail from C. Holowaychuk (NY.New)
(April 13, 2022) E-mail from Shari Lash (NY.New)
(April 13, 2022) E-mail from Lancelyn Rayman-Watters (NY.New)
(April 13, 2022) E-mail from Nora McKay (NY.New)
(April 13, 2022) E-mail from Caron Gan (NY.New)
(April 13, 2022) E-mail from Mark Winfield (NY.New)
(April 14, 2022) E-mail from Janice Krieger (NY.New)
(April 15, 2022) E-mail from Tom Cohen, Chair, Eglinton Park Residents' Association (NY.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ny/comm/communicationfile-148818.pdf
(April 18, 2022) E-mail from Sarah Scott (NY.New)
(April 18, 2022) E-mail from Elizabeth Taylor (NY.New)
(April 18, 2022) E-mail from Maureen Kapral, President, Lytton Park Residents' Organization (NY.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ny/comm/communicationfile-148858.pdf
(April 19, 2022) E-mail from Sue Scully and Thompson Morrow, Co-Presidents, 500 Duplex Tenants' Association (NY.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ny/comm/communicationfile-148923.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(April 20, 2022) E-mail from Bonnie Smith (CC.Main)
(May 10, 2022) E-mail from Seboua March (CC.New)

NY31.9 - 4155 Yonge Street - Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Request for Direction

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
15 - Don Valley West

Community Council Recommendations

The North York Community Council submits the item to City Council without recommendation.

Origin

(March 22, 2022) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District

Summary

On October 10, 2017 an Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment application was submitted to permit the development of a 14-storey residential building containing 64 dwelling units at 4155 Yonge Street. The proposal included 82 vehicle parking spaces in a two and a half level underground parking garage and 49 bicycle parking spaces. The total proposed gross floor area was 10,312.5 square metres and the density was 3.2 times the area of the lot. A 1 metre building setback from the valley toe of slope was proposed.

 

On February 9, 2018, the applicant appealed the Zoning By-law Amendment application to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal ("LPAT") due to Council not making a decision within the prescribed time frames set out in the Planning Act. On September 23, 2021, the applicant also appealed the Official Plan Amendment application to the Ontario Land Tribunal ("OLT") due to Council not making a decision within the prescribed time frames set out in the Planning Act.

 

The first Case Management Conference ("CMC") was heard by the OLT on October 26, 2021, and a second CMC has been scheduled for May 4, 2022. If issues remain unresolved amongst the interested parties, the applications will proceed to a five (5) day hearing that has been scheduled from September 19 to September 23, 2022.

 

A with prejudice public settlement offer was received by the City on October 14, 2021. The revised proposal now includes a reduced height of 11 storeys (37.5 metres without mechanical penthouse), a reduced unit count of 30 dwelling units, reduced gross floor area of 7,130 square metres and density of 2.21 times the area of the lot, 48 vehicle parking spaces and 25 bicycle parking spaces, and an increased setback of 3 metres to the valley toe of slope, among other matters.

 

This report recommends that the City Solicitor with the appropriate City staff attend the OLT hearing to support the application in its current form.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 22, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 to 13 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Application for 4155 Yonge Street
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-223785.pdf

Speakers

Andrew Palumbo, MHBC Planning, Urban Design & Landscape Architecture

NY31.10 - 48, 50, 56, 58 and 60 Avondale Avenue, 17 and 19 Bales Avenue and 25, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 51, 53 and 55 Glendora Avenue - Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Request for Direction

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
18 - Willowdale

Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the City Solicitor and appropriate City staff to attend the Ontario Land Tribunal in opposition to the current application to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-law for the lands at 48, 50, 56, 58 and 60 Avondale Avenue, 17 and 19 Bales Avenue and 25, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 51, 53 and 55 Glendora Avenue and to continue discussions with the Applicant in an attempt to resolve outstanding issues.

 

2. In the event that the Ontario Land Tribunal allows the appeals in whole or in part, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to request that the issuance of any final Orders be withheld until such time as the City Solicitor advises that:

 

a. the final form and content of the draft Official Plan and Zoning By-laws are the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning;

 

b. the owner has addressed the outstanding issues raised by Engineering and Construction Services as they relate to the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment application, to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services and the City Solicitor;

 

c. the owner has addressed all outstanding issues raised by Urban Forestry, Tree Protection and Plan Review as they relate to the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment application, to the satisfaction of the Supervisor, Tree Protection and Plan Review; General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the City Solicitor; and

 

d. City Council has approved the Rental Housing Demolition application (File No. 21 193226 NNY 18 RH) under Chapter 667 of the Toronto Municipal Code pursuant to Section 111 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 to permit the demolition of the existing rental dwelling units at 48, 50, 56, 58 and 60 Avondale Avenue, 17 and 19 Bales Avenue, and 25, 35, 39, 41,43, 45,51, 53 and 55 Glendora Avenue and the owner has entered into, and registered on title to the lands, one or more agreements with the City, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor, securing all rental housing-related matters necessary to implement City Council's decision.

 

3. City Council authorize the City Solicitor and City staff to take any necessary steps to implement City Council's decision.

Origin

(March 28, 2022) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District

Summary

On August 3, 2021, an Official Plan Amendment, a Zoning By-law Amendment and a Rental Housing Demolition application were submitted to permit the demolition of 16 existing detached dwellings and to permit the construction of three residential tall buildings with heights of 40, 37 and 26 storeys (124.25, 113.90, and 80.85 metres) containing a total of 1,046 residential units and with a total gross floor area of 74,928 square metres, resulting in a Floor Space Index of 10.58. The application was deemed complete on September 7, 2021.

 

On January 6, 2022 a revised application was submitted incorporating an additional property at 37 Glendora Avenue to the application. The revised application proposed to permit the construction of three residential tall buildings with heights of 42, 37 and 26 storeys (128.85, 114.10, and 81.05 metres) containing a total of 1,137 residential units and with a total gross floor area of 77,366.1 square metres. Despite the increase in floor area, the increased site area in the revised application results in a slight reduction in the Floor Space Index to 10.36.

 

On January 13, 2022, the applicant filed an appeal with the Ontario Land Tribunal ("OLT") on the application due to Council not making a decision within the 120-day time frame in the Planning Act.

 

This report recommends that the City Solicitor with the appropriate City staff attend the OLT hearing to oppose the application in its current form and to continue discussions with the Applicant to resolve outstanding issues.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 28, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 to 9 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on an Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Application for 48, 50, 56, 58 and 60 Avondale Avenue, 17 and 19 Bales Avenue and 25, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 51, 53 and 55 Glendora Avenue
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-223797.pdf

NY31.11 - 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 Oakburn Crescent - Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Request for Direction

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
18 - Willowdale

Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the City Solicitor and appropriate City staff to attend the Ontario Land Tribunal in opposition to the current Application regarding the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment appeal for the lands at 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 Oakburn Crescent and to continue discussions with the Applicant in an attempt to resolve outstanding issues.

 

2. In the event that the Ontario Land Tribunal allows the appeals in whole or in part, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to request that the issuance of any final Orders be withheld until such time as the City Solicitor advises that:

 

a. the final form and content of the draft Official Plan and Zoning By-laws to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning;

 

b. the owner has submitted the information necessary for the City Solicitor and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to determine whether the owner has satisfied all of its obligations under the Section 37 Agreement between K&G Oakburn Apartments I Ltd., and the City, dated October 24, 2007 and registered on title to the lands on February 26, 2008;

 

c. the owner has submitted, and City Council has approved, a Rental Housing Demolition application under Chapter 667 of the Toronto Municipal Code pursuant to Section 111 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 to permit the demolition of the sixty-six existing rental dwelling units at 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 Oakburn Crescent, and the owner has entered into, and registered on title to the lands, a Section 111 Agreement with the City, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor, securing all rental housing-related matters necessary to implement City Council's decision, including, if deemed necessary by Council:

 

                        i. the full replacement of any of the sixty-six (66) existing rental dwelling

                        units on the lands that have not already been replaced at 105 Harrison

                        Garden Boulevard;

 

                        ii. the rents, rental tenure, unit mix, and unit sizes of any replacement

                        rental dwelling units that have not already been provided at 105 Harrison

                        Garden Boulevard;

 

                        iii. an acceptable Tenant Relocation and Assistance Plan addressing the

                        right for existing tenants of 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 Oakburn Crescent to

                        return to a new or replacement rental unit on the lands at similar rents or a

                        replacement rental unit at 105 Harrison Garden Boulevard at similar rents,

                        the provision of alternative accommodation at similar rents, and other

                        assistance to mitigate hardship, all to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner

                        and Executive Director, City Planning; and

 

                        iv. any other rental housing-related matters in conformity with Section
                        3.2.1 of the Official Plan and Chapter 667 of the Toronto Municipal Code;

 

d. the owner has addressed the major outstanding issues raised by Engineering and Construction Services as they relate to the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment application, to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services; and

 

e. the owner has addressed all outstanding issues raised by Urban Forestry, Tree Protection and Plan Review as they relate to the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment application, to the satisfaction of the Supervisor, Tree Protection and Plan Review;  General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the City Solicitor.

 

3. City Council authorize the City Solicitor and City staff to take any necessary steps to implement City Council's decision.

Origin

(March 25, 2022) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District

Summary

On July 16, 2021, an Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment application was submitted to permit two 18-storey (57.5 metre) rental apartment buildings connected by a 2 to 6 storey base building. The proposed development has a total gross floor area (GFA) of 35,776 square metres resulting in a density of 4.51 times the area of the lot. The application was deemed complete on September 7, 2021.

 

On January 13, 2022, the applicant filed an appeal with the Ontario Land Tribunal ("OLT") on the application due to Council not making a decision within the 120-day time frame in the Planning Act.

 

This report recommends that the City Solicitor with the appropriate City staff attend the OLT hearing to oppose the application in its current form and to continue discussions with the Applicant to resolve outstanding issues.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 25, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 to 9 from the Director, Community Planning, North York District on Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Application for 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 Oakburn Crescent
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-223811.pdf

NY31.26 - Construction Staging Area - 1100 Sheppard Avenue West

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
6 - York Centre
Attention
Bill 386 has been submitted on this Item.

Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the closure of the sidewalk and a 2.3 metre wide portion of the eastbound curb lane on the south side of Kodiak Crescent, between a point 21 metres east of Sheppard Avenue West (south intersection) and a point 30.5 metres further east, from May 16, 2022 to December 31, 2024.

 

2. City Council prohibit stopping at all times on the south side of Kodiak Crescent, between Sheppard Avenue West (south intersection) and a point 65 metres east.

 

3. City Council direct the applicant to continue providing 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.

 

4. City Council direct the applicant to pressure wash the construction site and adjacent sidewalks and roadways weekly, or more frequently as needed to be cleared of any construction debris and made safe.

 

5. City Council direct the applicant to ensure that the existing sidewalks or the proposed pedestrian walkway have proper enhanced lighting to ensure safety and visibility at all times of the day and night.

 

6. 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.

 

7. City Council direct the applicant to install appropriate temporary construction signage and to ensure that pedestrians', cyclists' and motorists' safety is considered at all times.

 

8. 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.

 

9. City Council direct the applicant to install cane detection within the covered and protected walkway to guide pedestrians who are visually impaired.

 

10. 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.

 

11. 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.

 

12. City Council direct that Kodiak Crescent be returned to pre-construction traffic and parking regulations when the project is complete.

Origin

(March 30, 2022) Report from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services

Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Kodiak Crescent, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

CentreCourt Development is constructing a 14-storey mixed-use development at 1100 Sheppard Avenue West. The site is located at the south-east corner of Sheppard Avenue West (south intersection) and Kodiak Crescent.

 

Transportation Services is requesting approval to close the sidewalk and a portion of the eastbound lane on the south side of Kodiak Crescent for a period of 32 months from May 16, 2022 to December 31, 2024, to accommodate a construction staging area.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 30, 2022) Report and Attachment 1 from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services on Construction Staging Area - 1100 Sheppard Avenue West
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-223411.pdf

NY31.32 - Permanent Closure of Portions of Inez Court for Incorporation into a Proposed Development and a Future Park

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
18 - Willowdale
Attention
The Director, Transportation Planning and Capital Program, Transportation Services has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (NY31.32a with recommendation).

See also Items NY31.42 and CC43.18

Bills 446 and 447 have been submitted on this Item.

Public Notice Given

Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the permanent closure of portions of Inez Court, shown as Parts 10 and 20 on the Plan 66R-32549 set out as Attachment 1 to the report (March 31, 2022) from the Director, Transportation Planning and Capital Program, Transportation Services, subject to first ensuring temporary arrangements, satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services, for public access and vehicular turn-around.

 

2. City Council enact two by-laws substantially in the form of the draft by-laws attached as Attachment 2 and Attachment 3 to the report (March 31, 2022) from the Director, Transportation Planning and Capital Program, Transportation Services.

Origin

(March 31, 2022) Report from the Director, Transportation Planning and Capital Program, Transportation Services

Summary

As this report proposes to permanently close a portion of the public highway, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

Transportation Services recommends that portions of Inez Court, designated as Part 10 and Part 20 on Plan 66R-32549 and shown in Attachment 1 (the "Highway"), be permanently closed.

 

Once closed, it is intended that Part 10 on the Plan will be sold to the adjacent property owner of 20-28 Inez Court (the "Adjacent Owner") for incorporation into a proposed development, on terms and conditions acceptable to the City, including a requirement that Parts 1-6, 8, 9, 13-19 and 21 on the Plan (the "New City Lands") be transferred to the City as a precondition to the conveyance of Part 10. Part 20 on the Plan will be retained by the City with jurisdiction and operational management of the public highway transferred to Parks, Forestry & Recreation in the future, once the Beecroft Extension has been constructed and opened to the public. Part 7 on the Plan will be retained as public highway for the future Beecroft Extension/access road to the proposed development.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 31, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 to 3 from the Director, Transportation Planning and Capital Program, Transportation Services on Permanent Closure of Portions of Inez Court for Incorporation into a Proposed Development and a Future Park
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-223828.pdf
(April 6, 2022) Public Notice
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-224706.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(May 4, 2022) Supplementary report from the Director, Transportation Planning and Capital Program, Transportation Services on the Permanent Closure of Portions of Inez Court for Incorporation into a Proposed Development and a Future Park and Attachments 1 and 2 (NY31.32a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225374.pdf

NY31.35 - Endorsement of Event for Liquor Licensing Purposes

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
17 - Don Valley North

Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council endorse the application from Armenian Summerfest 2022 - Armenian Community Centre for an extension to licensed area as set out in Attachment 1 and direct the City Clerk to issue a letter of municipal significance and non-objection to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

North York Community Council declared the following to be an event of municipal significance for liquor licensing purposes: 

 

a. Armenian Summerfest 2022 - Armenian Community Centre.

Origin

(March 30, 2022) Report from the City Clerk

Summary

The City Clerk's Office has received a request for municipal endorsement for a temporary liquor licence extension that does not meet the criteria of the delegated authority.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 30, 2022) Report from the City Clerk on Endorsement of Event for Liquor Licensing Purposes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-223583.pdf
Attachment 1 - Municipal Endorsement for Temporary Liquor Licence Extension - Armenian Community Centre - ACC Summerfest 2022
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-223584.pdf

NY31.36 - Appointment of Public Members to the North York Community Preservation Panel

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
6 - York Centre, 8 - Eglinton - Lawrence, 15 - Don Valley West, 16 - Don Valley East, 17 - Don Valley North, 18 - Willowdale
Attention
The Chief Planner and Executive Director City Planning has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (NY31.36a with recommendation)

May 31, 2022 - City Council's decision was updated to reflect Council's adoption of the recommendations in the supplementary report.

Confidential Attachment - This report deals with personal matters about identifiable individuals who are being considered for appointment to the North York Community Preservation Panel.

Community Council Recommendations

North York Community Council recommends that:  

 

1. City Council appoint the following candidates to the North York Community Preservation Panel for a term of office ending April 25, 2025 and until successors are appointed:

 

Eli Aaron

Anne-Marie Branch

Mitchell Bubulj

Alex Grenzebach

Sharon Mourer

Seyed Mohammad Reza Safavi

Sam Ghose

Rosanna Iaboni

 

2. City Council direct that the confidential information contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (March 28, 2022) from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning remain confidential as it relates to personal matters about identifiable individuals being considered for appointment to the North York Community Preservation Panel.

Origin

(March 28, 2022) Report from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning

Summary

This report deals with personal matters about identifiable individuals who are being considered for appointment to the North York Community Preservation Panel.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 28, 2022) Report and Attachment 1 from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning on Appointment of Public Members to the North York Community Preservation Panel
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-223465.pdf
(March 28, 2022) Confidential Attachment 1 - Applications and Summary of Confidential Voluntary Diversity Information for Recommended Candidates

Background Information (City Council)

(May 10, 2022) Supplementary report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Appointment of Public Members to the North York Community Preservation Panel (NY31.36a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225647.pdf

NY31.42 - Demolition Applications for 51 Drewry Avenue and 8 to 28 Inez Court

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
18 - Willowdale
Attention
The Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning have submitted a supplementary report on this Item (NY31.42a with recommendations).

See also Items NY31.32 and CC43.18

Community Council Recommendations

The North York Community Council submits the item to City Council without recommendation.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

North York Community Council:

 

1. Directed the Chief Building Official to report directly to the May 11 and 12 meeting of City Council on the demolition applications for 51 Drewry Avenue and 8 to 28 Inez Court.

Origin

(April 19, 2022) Letter from Councillor John Filion, Ward 18, Willowdale

Summary

To facilitate a land exchange between the applicant and the City, it would be helpful if a demolition approval for the above-noted properties is approved as soon as possible. My office has been advised that the staff report will not be ready in time for this meeting of NYCC.  I am recommending that North York Community Council direct the Chief Building Official to report directly to Council on this matter

Background Information (Community Council)

(April 19, 2022) Letter from Councillor John Filion, Ward 18, Willowdale on Demolition Applications for 51 Drewry Avenue and 8 to 28 Inez Court
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-224724.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(May 3, 2022) Supplementary report from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Residential Demolition Application - 51 Drewry Avenue and 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 9, 11, 15, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 Inez Court and Attachments 1 and 2 (NY31.42a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225356.pdf

Scarborough Community Council - Meeting 31

SC31.1 - City-Initiated Zoning By-law Amendments to Implement Scarborough Subway Extension - Final Report

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
20 - Scarborough Southwest, 21 - Scarborough Centre, 23 - Scarborough North, 24 - Scarborough - Guildwood
Attention
Bills 378 and 379 have been submitted on this Item.

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013, as amended, and the former City of Scarborough Employment Districts Zoning By-law 24982, as amended, for the lands at 642, 685 to 697, 960, 1871, 1901, 1455/1457 McCowan Road; 20 Nugget Avenue; 2500, 2507 2510 and 2516 to 2532 Eglinton Avenue East; 3050, 3051, 3060 and 3091 Lawrence Avenue East; 23 Valparaiso Avenue;  110, 120 and 140 Grangeway Avenue; and 4700 Sheppard Avenue East substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendments in Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (April 4, 2022) from the Director, Transit and Transportation Planning, City Planning.

 

2. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Zoning By-law Amendments as may be required.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

Scarborough Community Council held a statutory public meeting on April 25, 2022 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin

(April 4, 2022) Report from the Director, Transit and Transportation Planning, City Planning

Summary

This report proposes city-initiated zoning by-law amendments to facilitate the delivery of the Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE) project. The purpose of these amendments is to provide relief from certain zoning by-law provisions related to transportation uses for lands to be acquired by Metrolinx to accommodate SSE project elements.

 

The zoning by-law amendments affect lands which will accommodate such structures as emergency exit buildings, traction power substations, stations including Lawrence East, Scarborough Centre and Sheppard East, as well as lands accommodating the tunnel extraction shaft at Eglinton Avenue East and Midland Avenue.  The amendments also include permissions for construction offices and trailers and a request to lift a Holding Provision (H) applying to the lands with municipal addresses 110, 120 and 140 Grangeway Ave (site of the future Scarborough Centre Station.)

 

The amendments would apply to transportation uses only and are consistent with the City's zoning policies, and none of the proposed amendments reduce zoning permissions on abutting lands.  Nor will the amendments impact other uses permitted on properties affected by the amendments.

 

In 2019, the City undertook transit enabling zoning for the Line 2 East Subway Extension project. However, since that time, Metrolinx has made changes to scope of the project that now includes three proposed stations (Lawrence East, Scarborough Centre and Sheppard East) and additional project elements.  This expanded scope is now known as SSE.  The previous zoning by-law amendments are relevant and carried forward into the current SSE project.  This report covers the newly identified project elements of the SSE.

 

City Planning recommends that Council adopt the proposed zoning by-law amendments.

Background Information (Community Council)

(April 4, 2022) Report from the Director, Transit and Transportation Planning, City Planning - City-Initiated Zoning By-law Amendments to Implement Scarborough Subway Extension - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-223971.pdf
(April 4, 2022) Attachment 1
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-223972.pdf
(April 4, 2022) Attachment 2
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-223973.pdf
(April 1, 2022) Public Meeting Notice
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-224205.pdf

SC31.2 - Final Report - 250 Danforth Road - Zoning Amendment and Subdivision Applications

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
20 - Scarborough Southwest

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013, as amended, for the lands at 250 Danforth Road substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment in Attachment 6 to the report (March 29, 2022) from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District.

 

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 require the owner to enter into an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act as follows:

 

a. the community benefits recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement are as follows:

 

1. prior to issuance of an above grade building permit, other than a building permit for a temporary sales office, the owner shall pay to the City a cash payment of eight hundred thousand dollars ($800,000.00) towards community facilities in the Warden Woods Community, with such value upwardly indexed in accordance with the Non-Residential Construction Price Index for Toronto, calculated from the date of the Section 37 Agreement to the date of payment; 

 

2. the cash contribution in Recommendation 3.a.1. above is to be paid prior to the issuance of the first above grade building permit on the subject property; and

 

3. in the event the cash contribution referred to in Recommendation 3.a.1. above has not been used for the intended purpose within three years of this By-law coming into full force and effect, the cash contribution may be redirected for another purpose, at the discretion of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the local Ward Councillor, provided that the purpose(s) is/are identified in the Toronto Official Plan and will benefit the community in the vicinity of the land;

 

b. the following matters are also recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement as a legal convenience to support development:

 

1. the preparation of a Public Art Plan, in accordance with City Planning's Percent for Public Art process, and with approval from City Council, including that:

 

2. prior to the issuance of the first above-grade building permit for any residential use on the subject lands, the owner shall submit a public art plan, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Ward Councillor, detailing the design and construction of an on-site public art installation with a minimum value of $700,000.00, with such value upwardly indexed in accordance with the Non-Residential Construction Price Index for Toronto, calculated from the date of the Section 37 Agreement to the date of delivery of the financial security required by this Recommendation; and

 

3. the Owner will construct and maintain the development of the site in accordance with Tier 1, Toronto Green Standard, and the Owner will be encouraged to achieve Tier 2, Toronto Green Standard, or higher, where appropriate, consistent with the performance standards of Toronto Green Standards applicable at the time of the site plan application for each building on the site.

 

4. In accordance with the delegated approval under By-law 229-2000, as amended, City Council be advised that the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning intends to approve the Draft Plan of Subdivision as generally illustrated in Attachment 10 to the report (March 29, 2022) from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District subject to:

 

a. the conditions as generally listed in Attachment 7 to the report (March 29, 2022) from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District which, except as otherwise noted, must be fulfilled prior final approval and the release of the Plan of Subdivision for registration; and

 

b. any such revisions to the proposed subdivision plan or any such additional modified conditions as the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning may deem to be appropriate to address matters arising from the on-going technical review of this development.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

Scarborough Community Council held a statutory public meeting on April 25, 2022 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin

(March 29, 2022) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District

Summary

This application proposes a 10-storey (220 unit) mixed-use building fronting Danforth Road, stacked townhouse units (70 units) and 21 regular townhouse units including the extension of Dairy Drive and Bamblett Drive by a proposed 16.5-metre public street at 250 Danforth Road.

 

The proposed development is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2020) and conforms with A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2020). Staff have considered the application within the context of applicable Official Plan policies, the City's Midrise Guidelines, and Townhouse and Low-Rise Apartment Guidelines.

 

The proposal responds to the distinct character of the site, by deploying the proposed density in appropriate building types that are compatible with adjacent and nearby land uses. This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-law.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-law and also advises that the Chief Planner may approve the Draft Plan of Subdivision associated with the proposed development.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 29, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 to 14 from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District - Final Report - 250 Danforth Road - Zoning Amendment and Subdivision Applications
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-223955.pdf
(April 1, 2022) Notice of Public Meeting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-224165.pdf

Speakers

David Charezenko, Bousfields Inc.

Communications (Community Council)

(April 19, 2022) E-mail from Baoli Zhang and Xiumei Tang (SC.New)

SC31.3 - Final Report - 2567 Eglinton Avenue East - Zoning By-law Amendment Application

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
20 - Scarborough Southwest

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend Zoning By-law 569-2013, as amended, for the lands at 2567 Eglinton Avenue East substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment in Attachment 6 to the report (April 4, 2022) from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District.

 

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 Owner to resolve outstanding matters related to the Functional Servicing and Capacity Analysis Report, to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

Scarborough Community Council held a statutory public meeting on April 25, 2022 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin

(April 4, 2022) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District

Summary

This application proposes to amend Zoning By-law 569-2013 to permit an 11-storey mixed-use building at 2567 Eglinton Avenue East. The proposed building would have a total gross floor area of 8,856 square metres and contain 118 dwelling units. A total of  432 square metres of retail/commercial space is proposed on the ground floor with a resulting  Floor Space Index of approximately 3.25. One type "G" loading space, 119 vehicular and 92 bicycle parking spaces would be provided to service the proposed development. Vehicular access to the site will be provided from Huntington Avenue with parking provided in 2 levels of underground parking garage.

 

The proposed development is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2020) and conforms with A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2020).

 

The proposal conforms with the Official Plan as it intensifies a site designated Mixed Use Areas in a way that is compatible with existing and planned context. The 11-storey building conforms to the appropriate midrise performance standards. It provides the necessary transition to adjacent low scale uses while introducing additional housing options, including units suitable for larger households within a contextually appropriate built form.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-law.

Background Information (Community Council)

(April 4, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 to 13 from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District - Final Report - 2567 Eglinton Avenue East - Zoning By-law Amendment Application
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-223962.pdf
(April 1, 2022) Notice of Public Meeting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-224125.pdf

Speakers

Kosta Derbish

Communications (Community Council)

(April 22, 2022) E-mail from Richard Singleton (SC.New)

SC31.4 - Final Report - 3459 to 3471 Sheppard Avenue East - Zoning Amendment Application

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
22 - Scarborough - Agincourt

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013, as amended, for the lands at 3459 to 3471 Sheppard Avenue East, substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment in Attachment 5 to the report (April 1, 2022) from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District.

 

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. Before introducing the necessary Bill to City Council for enactment, City Council require the owner to:

 

a. submit a revised Functional Servicing Report to the Satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services which addresses matters as set out in the Engineering and Construction Services memorandum dated February 28, 2022; and

 

b. enter into a financially secured development agreement for the construction of any improvements to the municipal infrastructure, to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, if it is determined that upgrades are required to the infrastructure to support this development, according to the accepted Site Servicing Review.

 

4. Before introducing the necessary Bill to City Council for enactment, City Council require the owner to enter into an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor, with such Agreement to be registered on title to the lands at 3459 to 3471 Sheppard Avenue East, in order to secure the following:

 

a. the community benefits recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement are as follows:

 

i. an indexed cash contribution of $1,000,000.00 to be paid by the owner prior to the issuance of the first above-grade building permit for the new residential building, to be allocated towards improvements to parks and community facilities in Ward 22 provided that purpose is identified in the Toronto Official Plan and will benefit the community, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Ward Councillor;

 

ii. the cash contribution set out in Recommendation 4.a.i. above shall be indexed upwardly in accordance with the Statistics Canada Non-Residential Construction Price Index for the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area, reported quarterly by Statistics Canada in Building Construction Price Indexes Table: 18-10-0135-01, or its successor, calculated from the date of execution of the Section 37 Agreement to the date of payment of the cash contribution by the owner to the City; and

 

iii. in the event the cash contribution in Recommendation 4.a.i. above has not been used for the intended purpose within three (3) years of the by-law coming into full force and effect, the cash contribution may be redirected for another purpose(s), at the discretion of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Ward Councillor, provided that the purpose is identified in the Official Plan and will benefit the community in the vicinity of the site; and

 

b. the following matter to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement as a legal convenience to support the development is as follows:

 

i. the Owner will construct and maintain the development of the site in accordance with Tier 1, Toronto Green Standard, and the Owner will be encouraged to achieve Tier 2, Toronto Green Standard, or higher, where appropriate, consistent with the performance standards of Toronto Green Standards applicable at the time of the site plan application for each building on the site.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

Scarborough Community Council held a statutory public meeting on April 25, 2022 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin

(April 1, 2022) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District

Summary

This application proposes to amend Zoning By-law 569-2013 for lands at 3459-3471 Sheppard Avenue East to permit the construction of a 12 storey (38.6 metres) mixed-use development. The existing commercial plaza would be demolished.

 

The proposed mid-rise building would contain 205 residential units and a gross floor area of 17,819 square metres resulting in an overall density of 4.83 times the area of the lot. A total of 782 square metres of non-residential gross floor area (GFA) in the form of a commercial retail unit is located on the ground level for the full length of the Sheppard Avenue East frontage. Both vehicular and residential access to the building are located along Aragon Avenue which flanks the development site to the east. Three residential dwelling units are proposed to be located at grade along Aragon Avenue along with the residential lobby entrance for pedestrians. Access to the garage, loading, and short-term parking is provided along a private driveway taken from Aragon Avenue at the south end of the property. Parking for 209 vehicles and 216 bicycles are proposed at grade and within a 2-level underground parking structure.

 

The proposed development is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2020) and conforms with A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2020) as implemented by the policies of the City of Toronto's Official Plan. The proposed development will contribute to residential intensification on an underutilized site on Sheppard Avenue East and improves street related retail and the public realm in accordance with Official Plan direction for reurbanizing Avenues. Further, it is recommended that a Section 37 contribution of $1,000,000 be secured to be directed towards local park improvements in Ward 22.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-law to permit the proposed development subject to the Bills being held from enactment to allow for the Owner to enter into a Section 37 Agreement and finalize the Servicing and Stormwater Management report.

Background Information (Community Council)

(April 1, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 to 11 from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District - Final Report - 3459 to 3471 Sheppard Avenue East - Zoning Amendment Application
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-223963.pdf
(April 1, 2022) Notice of Public Meeting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-224126.pdf

Speakers

Jane McFarlane, Vice President, Weston Consulting

Communications (Community Council)

(April 21, 2022) E-mail from Rhoda Potter, President, Agincourt Village Community Association (SC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/sc/comm/communicationfile-149061.pdf

SC31.5 - Final Report - 113 to 141 Montezuma Trail - Zoning By-Law Amendment Application

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
23 - Scarborough North

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013, as amended, for the lands at 113 to 141 Montezuma Trail, substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 6 to report (April 4, 2022) from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District, and authorize the repeal of Zoning By-law 1777-2019.

 

2. City Council amend Agincourt North Scarborough Zoning By-law 12797, as amended,  for the lands at 113 to 141 Montezuma Trail, substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 7 to the report (April 4, 2022) from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District, and authorize the repeal of Zoning by-law 1776-2019.

 

3. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Zoning By-law Amendments as may be required.

 

4. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to enter into an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act, to ensure that the $125,000 secured in the existing Section 37 Agreement registered on title will continue to apply to the subject lands.

 

5. City Council direct that before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, the applicant be required to:

 

a. submit a revised Functional Servicing and Stormwater Management Stage 1 Report and Site Servicing Plan to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services; and

 

b. enter into a Section 37 Agreement with the City, and that the Agreement is registered on title to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor.

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

Scarborough Community Council held a statutory public meeting on April 25, 2022 and notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Origin

(April 4, 2022) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District

Summary

This application proposes to amend the City of Toronto Zoning By-law No. 569-2013 as amended, and to amend Agincourt North Scarborough Zoning By-law No. 12797, as amended, to permit the construction of 81 residential dwelling units and 296 square metres of commercial uses at 113 to 141 Montezuma Trail.

 

A previous application to rezone the subject lands was approved by City Council in 2019 to permit the development of 37 dwelling units on the north part of the site (Block A)  while retaining a portion of the existing plaza on the southern portion of the  site (Block B).  Through the approval of the development, a Section 37 contribution of $125,000 was secured to be directed towards area park improvements in Ward 23. This approved development has yet to be constructed.

 

Through this proposal, the applicant is seeking to extend the permission for a similarly composed townhouse development onto the southern portion of the site (Block B) and amending the approval for Block A to allow commercial units fronting on Alexmuir Boulevard.  A total of 81 units are proposed over the entire site having a gross floor area of 9,486 square metres. The north portion of the site will include five commercial units at grade fronting onto Alexmuir Boulevard

                                                                                                    

The proposed development is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2020) and conforms with A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2020).  The subject application contemplates a modest intensification of the site with residential and non-residential uses.  The non-residential uses are intended to provide opportunities for day-to-day retail/commercial functions to serve the surrounding community. The proposal conforms to the applicable Official Plan policies and complies with the  City's Townhouse and Low-Rise Apartment Guidelines through a built form that is compatible with the surrounding context. 

 

This report recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-laws. It also recommends that the City Solicitor be authorized to enter into a new section Section 37 Agreement to ensure that the amount of money secured in the existing Section 37 Agreement registered on title will continue to apply to the subject lands.

Background Information (Community Council)

(April 4, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 to 10 from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District - Final Report - 113 to 141 Montezuma Trail - Zoning By-Law Amendment Application
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-223969.pdf
(April 1, 2022) Notice of Public Meeting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-224127.pdf

Speakers

Jim Karygiannis
Tony Volpentesta, Partner, Bousfields Inc.
Sol Wassermuhl, IBI Group
Terry Wallace
Julia Gregoire

Communications (Community Council)

(April 18, 2022) E-mail from Simon Wei, including a petition containing the names of 106 persons (on file with the City Clerk) - Part 1 of 2 (SC.New)
(April 18, 2022) E-mail from Simon Wei, including a petition containing the names of 106 persons (on file with the City Clerk) - Part 2 of 2 (SC.New)
(April 21, 2022) E-mail from Evelyn Cheng (SC.New)
(April 21, 2022) E-mail from Min Ling Lan (SC.New)
(April 21, 2022) E-mail from Anna Liang (SC.New)
(April 22, 2022) E-mail from Kim L. Evans (SC.New)
(April 22, 2022) E-mail from Al Talib (SC.New)
(April 24, 2022) E-mail from Moaz Jivraj (SC.New)

SC31.11 - Woodside Square Planning Review - Proposals Report

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
23 - Scarborough North

Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to use the draft Woodside Square Policy Directions, beginning on page 9 within the report (April 4, 2022) from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District as the basis for stakeholder and public consultation.

 

2. City Council direct that any rezoning applications within the Woodside Square Lands be considered and reviewed in the context of the draft policy directions.

 

3. City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report back to Scarborough Community Council with a final report and recommended Official Plan Amendment, including a Site and Area Specific Policy, for the subject lands at 1571 Sandhurst Circle.

Origin

(April 4, 2022) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District

Summary

This report provides a status update on for the Woodside Square Planning Review (the "Planning Review") and presents policy directions for a future Site and Area Specific Policy (SASP) for the site to be used in upcoming public consultation.

 

The Planning Review responds to current policy direction for the subject lands at 1571 Sandhurst Circle (Woodside Square Mall). The lands are designated a Special Policy Area and as provided for by Site and Area Specific Policy 236, no uses other than Places of Worship or commercial uses are permitted until a planning review has been completed to Council's satisfaction.

 

In 2019, after the landowner indicated a desire to redevelop the parking areas around the mall with residential and other uses, City Council formally directed City Planning staff to initiate a Planning Review for the subject lands. The purpose of the Planning Review is to determine the appropriateness of providing additional land use permissions and establish a policy framework necessary to implement any future redevelopment of the site. Shortly after the Planning Review was initiated, a Zoning By-law Amendment application was submitted by the owners of the subject lands and is being reviewed concurrently with the work undertaken as part of the Planning Review.

 

The Planning Review has advanced through three of its intended four phases. Phases 1 and 2 (Preliminary Consultation and Study Initiation & Visioning) were completed in 2019 and 2020 and developed a vision for the subject lands. Phase 3 (Design, Testing & Analysis) has been underway since the initiation and visioning phase, including community and stakeholder consultation as well as two presentations to the City's Design Review Panel. The Planning Review process has included numerous public engagement events through all phases, and community engagement techniques were necessarily modified in order to comply with public health guidelines with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

This Proposals Report represents the culmination of engagement, design, testing and analysis to date through the development of draft policy directions that will inform the creation of a new Site and Area Specific Policy (SASP) for the Woodside Square lands. The draft policy directions advance the vision developed through early stages of the Planning Review to introduce residential intensification onto the site, retaining the existing mall building in the near term while not precluding the important city building components that would need to be secured over the long term if and when the mall building is reduced in size or removed completely. The near term intensification would be supported by the creation of new public streets and blocks, public parkland, public realm enhancements and improved connectivity and pedestrian safety.

 

A final round of consultation is planned to confirm the draft policy directions as presented in this report and assist with crafting a new SASP for the subject lands. The final SASP will establish a planning framework for future development on the Woodside Square site that sets out a long-term vision for a comprehensive and orderly development of these lands into a complete community that retains a distinct identity while integrating into the existing community, building on the current function of Woodside Square as an economic, social, and community services centre within the Agincourt North community.  

 

This report recommends that the draft policy directions be used as a basis for staff to undertake additional stakeholder and public consultation. In addition, it is recommended that the draft policy directions be used to review development applications for the subject lands. Following consultation in the spring of 2022, staff propose to bring forward the recommended Official Plan Amendment for the SASP to a statutory meeting at the Scarborough Committee Council.

Background Information (Community Council)

(April 4, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 to 5 from the Director, Community Planning, Scarborough District - Woodside Square Planning Review - Proposals Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-223966.pdf

Speakers

Courtney Heron-Monk, Bousfields Inc.

Communications (Community Council)

(April 21, 2022) Letter from Courtney Heron-Monk, Bousfields Inc. (SC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/sc/comm/communicationfile-149062.pdf

SC31.12 - Appointment of Public Members to the Scarborough Community Preservation Panel

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
20 - Scarborough Southwest, 21 - Scarborough Centre, 22 - Scarborough - Agincourt, 23 - Scarborough North, 24 - Scarborough - Guildwood, 25 - Scarborough - Rouge Park
Attention
The Chief Planner and Executive Director City Planning has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (SC31.12a with recommendation)

Confidential Attachment - This report deals with personal matters about identifiable individuals who are being considered for appointment to the Scarborough Community Preservation Panel.

Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:  

 

1. City Council appoint the following candidates to the Scarborough Community Preservation Panel for a term of office ending April 25, 2025 and until successors are appointed:

 

Lorne Atkinson

Matthew Gregor

Douglas Grigg

Joseph Guiyab

Margaret Nelson

Raymond Santiago

Robert Saunders

Rick Schofield

Carole Whelan

Patrick Wong

 

2. City Council direct that the confidential information contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (March 30, 2022) from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning remain confidential as it relates to personal matters about identifiable individuals being considered for appointment to the Scarborough Community Preservation Panel.

Origin

(March 30, 2022) Report from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning

Summary

This report deals with personal matters about identifiable individuals who are being considered for appointment to the Scarborough Community Preservation Panel.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 30, 2022) Report and Attachment 1 from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning - Appointment of Public Members to the Scarborough Community Preservation Panel
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-223904.pdf
(March 30, 2022) Confidential Attachment 1

Background Information (City Council)

(May 10, 2022) Supplementary report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on Appointment of Public Members to the Scarborough Community Preservation Panel (SC31.12a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225671.pdf

SC31.13 - Assumption of Services, Registered Plan 66M-2537, 280 Manse Road, Manse Developments Inc.

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

Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council assume the services installed within Blocks 57 and 58 and Heron Park Place, and that the City formally assume the roads within the Plan of Subdivision 66M-2537.

 

2. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to release the performance guarantee held with respect to the municipal services in accordance with the Subdivision Agreement.

 

3. City Council direct that an assumption By-law be prepared to assume the public highway and municipal services within the Plan of Subdivision 66M-2537.

 

4. City Council authorize and direct the City Solicitor to register the assumption By-law in the Land Registry Office, at the expense of the Owner.

 

5. City Council authorize the appropriate City Officials to take the necessary action to give effect to City Council's decision.

 

6. City Council authorize the appropriate City Officials to transfer ownership of the street lighting system constructed within the Plan of Subdivision 66M-2537 to Toronto Hydro Energy Services Inc.

Origin

(March 8, 2022) Report from the City Solicitor

Summary

This report requests Council's authority for the City to assume the municipal road and services installed under the terms of the Subdivision Agreement between Manse Developments Inc. and City of Toronto relating to registered Plan of Subdivision 66M-2537.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 8, 2022) Report and Attachment 1 from the City Solicitor - Assumption of Services, Registered Plan 66M-2537, 280 Manse Road, Manse Developments Inc.
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-222795.pdf

SC31.19 - Metrolinx Scarborough Subway Extension - Scarborough Centre GO Bus Relocation

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
21 - Scarborough Centre
Attention
Bill 387 has been submitted on this Item.

Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:  

 

1. City Council approve the temporary relocation of six GO Transit Bus Bays to the east side of Borough Drive, between Progress Avenue and Triton Road, from September 1, 2022 to December 31, 2030.

 

2. City Council authorize a bus loading zone at all times, for GO Transit Buses only, on the east side of Borough Drive, between a point 40 metres south of Progress Avenue and a point 20 metres north of Triton Road.

 

3. City Council amend the existing parking prohibition in effect at all times on the east side of Borough Drive, between Progress Avenue (west intersection) and Triton Road, to be in effect from Progress Avenue and a point 40 metres south and from Triton Road and a point 20 metres north.   

 

4. City Council direct that Borough Drive, between Progress Avenue and Triton Road, be returned to its pre-construction traffic and parking regulation when construction of the new Scarborough Centre Station is complete.

Origin

(April 4, 2022) Report from the Director, Planning and Capital Program, Transportation Services

Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Borough Drive, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

Metrolinx GO Transit buses (GO Bus) and intercity buses currently operate out of the TTC Scarborough Centre Station (SCS) at 290 Borough Drive. In Fall 2022, GO Bus and intercity buses must relocate from the existing terminal as TTC requires the extra space in the SCS to run additional bus service to accommodate the decommissioning of Line 3 Scarborough, scheduled for 2023.

 

The Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE) project is constructing a new regional bus terminal, at north-east corner of McCowan Road and Bushby Drive, which is anticipated to open in 2030. This will be the future permanent home of GO Bus.

 

In an effort to maintain GO Bus service at Scarborough Centre, the GO Bus operations will be temporarily relocated to the east side of Borough Drive, between Progress Avenue and Triton Road from September 1, 2022 to December 31, 2030.

Background Information (Community Council)

(April 4, 2022) Report from the Director, Planning and Capital Program, Transportation Services - Metrolinx Scarborough Subway Extension - Scarborough Centre GO Bus Relocation
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-223965.pdf

SC31.20 - Pay-and-Display Parking - Kingston Road

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
20 - Scarborough Southwest
Attention
Bills 432 and 433 have been submitted on this Item.

Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the amendments to parking regulations required to establish new on-street paid parking locations, as set out in Attachments 1 and 2, to the report "Pay-and-Display Parking - Kingston Road" (April 4, 2022) from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services.

Origin

(April 4, 2022) Report from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services

Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Kingston Road, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) has worked with Transportation Services to identify new pay-and-display parking spaces in Ward 20 that will support the local community and area businesses by encouraging a regular turnover in the on-street parking supply.  Through this review, Transportation Services is recommending the introduction of pay-and-display parking on the following sections of Kingston Road:

 

- North side, between Warden Avenue and a point 30 metres west of Manderley Drive

- North side, between Harewood Avenue and a point 23 metres further south

- North side, between Midland Avenue and Claremore Avenue

- South side, between Cliffside Drive and a point 155 metres further north

- South side, between Gradwell Drive and Harewood Avenue

 

The proposed parking changes on Kingston Road will replace the existing unpaid parking that is currently in effect.  The proposed changes will result in approximately 135 new on-street paid parking spaces and will encourage parking turnover while not impacting the flow of traffic.

Background Information (Community Council)

(April 4, 2022) Report and Attachments 1 to 3 from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services - Pay-and-Display Parking - Kingston Road
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-223964.pdf

SC31.22 - Tilley Drive Traffic Concerns

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
25 - Scarborough - Rouge Park
Attention
Bill 388 has been submitted on this Item.

Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:  

 

1. City Council prohibit eastbound and westbound through traffic movements at all times at the intersection of Port Union Road and Tilley Drive/private driveway (bicycles excepted).

Origin

(April 4, 2022) Report from the Director, Project Design and Management, Transportation Services

Summary

The purpose of this report is to respond to Scarborough Community Council's request that Transportation Services investigate measures to reduce the speed and volume of traffic on Tilley Drive that could be installed in conjunction with the Port Union Road Improvements Project (SC27.10).

 

Transportation Services is requesting approval to prohibit eastbound and westbound through traffic movements at all times of day, at the intersection of Port Union Road and Tilley Drive/private driveway (Ravine Park Plaza). The proposed traffic amendment would provide efficient traffic operation and reduce the potential for cut-through traffic on Tilley Drive. However, the prohibition will also prohibit area residents from going straight from Ravine Park Plaza onto Tilley Drive.

 

Additional measures to reduce speeds and cut-through traffic are incorporated in the Port Union Road Improvements Project and will include curb extensions (also known as bump-outs) at intersection corners,  raised crosswalks, and cycle tracks setback from the street where possible at the majority of side street intersections including Tilley Drive. In addition, City Council recently approved a reduction to the speed limit on Port Union Road from 60 km/h to 50 km/h between Island Road and Lawrence Avenue East (IE26.10).

 

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates bus service on Port Union Road, City Council approval of this report is required.

Background Information (Community Council)

(April 4, 2022) Report and Attachment 1 from the Director, Project Design and Management, Transportation Services - Tilley Drive Traffic Concerns
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-223901.pdf

Speakers

Jill Mac

SC31.29 - U-turn prohibition McNicoll Avenue immediately west of Kennedy Road

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
22 - Scarborough - Agincourt
Attention
Bill 389 has been submitted on this Item.

Community Council Recommendations

Scarborough Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council prohibit westbound U-turn movements at all times on McNicoll Avenue, between the private access located approximately 200 metres west of Kennedy Road and a point 120 metres further west.

Origin

(April 4, 2022) Letter from Councillor Nick Mantas, Ward 22, Scarborough-Agincourt

Summary

Dear Scarborough Community Council Chair and Members:

 

In response to numerous concerns brought to my attention by members of the community, I am bringing forward a motion to Scarborough Community Council that would prohibit westbound U-turns on McNicoll Avenue west of Kennedy Road, in immediate area of 1881-1883 McNicoll Avenue. 

 

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) service operates a transit service on McNicoll Avenue, City Council approval of this request is required.

 

Repeated illegal U-turns at this location has become a safety hazard for drivers and pedestrians.  I am asking the members of Scarborough Community Council to support my recommendation to prohibit westbound U-turns at this location.

Background Information (Community Council)

(April 4, 2022) Letter from Councillor Nick Mantas, Ward 22, Scarborough-Agincourt - U-turn prohibition McNicoll Avenue immediately west of Kennedy Road
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/sc/bgrd/backgroundfile-224066.pdf

Speakers

Miroslav Glavic

Toronto and East York Community Council - Meeting 32

TE32.1 - 406 and 410 Keele Street - Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Final Report

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

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend Zoning By-law 438-86 for the lands at 406 and 410 Keele Street, substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 5 to the report (April 1, 2022) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2. City Council amend Zoning By-law 569-2013 for the lands at 406 and 410 Keele Street, substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 6 to the report (April 1, 2022) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

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.

Origin

(April 1, 2022) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District

Summary

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-law to permit a 5-storey residential building at 406 and 410 Keele Street. The building is proposed to contain 65 dwelling units, with 32 vehicular parking spaces in one level of underground parking.

 

The Zoning By-law Amendment application is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2020), conforms with A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2020), and conforms with the Official Plan.

Background Information (Community Council)

(April 1, 2022) Report and Attachments 1-4 and 7-13 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 406 and 410 Keele Street - Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-223883.pdf
(April 20, 2022) Attachment 5 - Draft Zoning By law 438-86
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-224762.pdf
(April 20, 2022) Attachment 6 - Draft Zoning By-law 569-2013
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-224763.pdf
(April 25, 2022) Notice of Public Meeting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-224471.pdf

TE32.2 - 1488 Queen Street West - Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Final Report

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
4 - Parkdale - High Park
Attention
Bill 442 has been submitted on this Item.

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend Zoning By-law 569-2013 for the lands at 1488 Queen Street West substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 5 to the report (March 24, 2022) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

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. Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, require the owner to provide a revised Functional Servicing Report, Hydrogeological Report and supporting documents, including confirmation of water and fire flow, sanitary and storm capacity, to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

 

4. Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, require the owner to address all outstanding engineering issues identified in Section A of the Development Engineering Memo dated February 18, 2022 from the Chief Engineer and  Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, and any other comments that may arise further to the review of materials submitted as part of the process to address the issues set out in Section A of the aforementioned memorandum, all to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

 

5. Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, require the owner to make arrangements acceptable to the City Solicitor to withdraw their appeal of Official Plan Amendment 445 (Site and Area Specific Policy 566) and the associated Zoning By-laws.

Origin

(April 1, 2022) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District

Summary

This application proposes to amend the Zoning By-law 569-2013 to permit a six-storey (25 metres, inclusive of the mechanical penthouse) mixed use building at 1488 Queen Street West with 29 residential units and commercial uses at grade.

 

The proposed development is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2020) and conforms with A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2020), conforms to the relevant policies of the Official Plan and Official Plan Amendment 445, Site Area Specific Policy 566 - Parkdale Main Street and West Queen West (SASP 566) and incorporates direction from the applicable design guidelines.

 

This report reviews and recommends approval of the application to amend the Zoning By-law.

Background Information (Community Council)

(April 1, 2022) Report and Attachments 1-4 and 6-10 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 1488 Queen Street West - Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-223898.pdf
Attachment 5 - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-224705.pdf
(March 25, 2022) Notice of Public Meeting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-224487.pdf

Speakers

Caitlin Allen, Bousfields Inc.

TE32.3 - 181 Sterling Road (Block 4B of 158 Sterling Road) - Zoning By-law Amendment Application (Removal of the Holding Symbol "h") - Final Report

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
9 - Davenport
Attention
Bill 442 has been submitted on this Item

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend Zoning By-law 943-2015 (OMB), for the lands municipally known as 181 Sterling Road, substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 2 to the report (March 31, 2022) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

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 authorize the introduction of the necessary Bill by the City Solicitor for enactment by City Council.

Origin

(March 31, 2022) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District

Summary

This application proposes to remove the holding symbol ("h") from Zoning By-law 943-2015 (OMB) for a portion of the lands at 181 Sterling Road (Block 4B) as seen in Attachment 1, to permit the development of a 16-storey mixed use building with non-residential uses on the first and second floors of the site.

 

This report outlines the status of the conditions to remove the holding symbol ("h") from Block 4B included in the Zoning By-law 943-2015 (OMB). The proposed development is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2020) and conforms with A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2020).

 

This report recommends approval of the application to amend the zoning by-law and that the amending by-law be brought forward to Council for enactment.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 31, 2022) Report and Attachments 1-2 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 181 Sterling Road (Block 4B of 158 Sterling Road) - Zoning By-law Amendment Application (Removal of the Holding Symbol "h") - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-223818.pdf

TE32.4 - 545 Lake Shore Boulevard West Zoning Amendment - Final Report

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

Public Notice Given

Statutory - Planning Act, RSO 1990

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council amend the Zoning By-law, for the lands at 545 Lake Shore Boulevard West substantially in accordance with the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Attachment 10 to the report (April 1, 2022) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

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. Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council for enactment, require the owner to enter into an Agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act as follows:

 

a. The community benefits recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement are as follows:

 

i.  At such time as the By-law comes into full force and effect, the owner shall make a cash contribution of $500,000.00 to be allocated towards the provision of affordable housing in the Housing Now development at 150 Queens Wharf Road; 

 

ii.  Prior to the issuance of the first above-grade building permit for development on Block A as identified in the Zoning By-law Amendment, the owner shall make a cash contribution of $690,000.00 to be allocated towards the provision of affordable housing in the Housing Now development at 150 Queens Wharf Road; 

 

iii. Prior to the issuance of the first above-grade building permit for development on Block B as identified in the Zoning By-law Amendment, the owner shall make a cash contribution of $2,310,000.00 to be allocated towards the provision of affordable housing in the Housing Now development at 150 Queens Wharf Road;

 

iv. All cash contributions referred to in Recommendation 3.a.i-iii above, shall be indexed upwardly in accordance with the Statistics Canada Construction Price Index for Toronto, calculated from the date of the execution of the Section 37 Agreement to the date the payment is made;

 

v. In the event the cash contributions referred to in Recommendation 3.a.i-iii above, have not been used for the intended purpose within three (3) years of the By-law coming into full force and effect, the cash contribution may be redirected for another purpose, at the discretion of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Ward Councillor, provided that the purpose is identified in the Toronto Official Plan and will benefit the community in Ward 10;

 

vi. The owner shall construct, provide and maintain a Privately-Owned and Publicly-Accessible Open Space ("POPS") at 545 Lake Shore Boulevard West with a minimum area of 70 square metres at the southwest corner of the property in the location generally identified in the Zoning By-law Amendment, with the specific configuration and design of the POPS to be determined and secured in the context of Site Plan Approval for the development to the satisfaction of the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District, in consultation with the Ward Councillor; and

 

vii. Prior to the earlier of one (1) year from any non-residential or residential use or occupancy, including interim occupancy pursuant to the Condominium Act, 1998, and registration of the first condominium for the portion of the site identified as Block B in the Zoning By-law Amendment, except as otherwise agreed by the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, due to unforeseen delays (eg. weather), the owner shall prepare all documents and convey to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor, free and clear of encumbrances, for nominal consideration and at no cost to the City, a public access easement in perpetuity in favour of the City over the privately-owned publicly accessible open space set out in Recommendation 3.vi. above on terms set out in the Section 37 Agreement satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.  The owner shall be responsible, at its own expense, to prepare, submit to the City for approval and deposit all required reference plans to describe the easement.

 

b. The following matters are also recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement as a legal convenience in support of the development:

 

i. the owner shall prepare all documents and convey, a 2.1 metre wide public pedestrian access easement to the City, in a location generally described as a north/south access over the eastern portion of the site between Queens Quay West and Lake Shore Boulevard West, on terms to be set out in the Section 37 Agreement and with details of the location and final design to be determined and secured in the context of site plan approval for the development and that such easement lands be maintained by the owner at its sole cost. The conveyance of the easement shall be free and clear of encumbrances, for nominal consideration and at no cost to the City all to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor.  The owner shall be responsible, at its own expense, to prepare, submit to the City for approval and deposit all required reference plans to describe the easement;

 

ii. the owner shall prepare all documents and convey a public pedestrian access easement to the City, in a location generally described as an east/west connection from Bathurst Street to the central open space courtyard and to the north/south access over the eastern portion of the site referred to in Recommendation 3b.i. above, on terms set out in the Section 37 Agreement and with details of the location and final design to be determined and secured in the context of site plan approval for the development and that such easement lands be maintained by the owner at its sole cost. The conveyance of the easement shall be free and clear of encumbrances, for nominal consideration and at no cost to the City all to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor. The owner shall be responsible, at its own expense, to prepare, submit to the City for approval and deposit all required reference plans to describe the easement;

 

iii. provisions to require that, in the event of a future severance of the property, the property owners shall enter into an agreement with the City which may take the form of a Limiting Distance Agreement and will be on terms satisfactory to the City Solicitor, which will have the effect of precluding the construction or extension of any building above the heritage building, on the property identified as Block A in the Zoning By-law Amendment;

 

iv. prior to the commencement of any excavation or shoring work, the owner shall submit a Construction Management Plan to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, in consultation with the Ward Councillor and thereafter in support of the development, will implement the Plan during the course of construction.  The Construction Management Plan will include, but not be limited to the following construction-related details: noise, dust, size and location of staging areas, location and function of gates, dates of significant concrete pouring, lighting details, vehicular parking and queuing locations, street closures, parking and access, refuse storage, site security, site supervisor contact information, and a communication strategy with the surrounding community, and any other matters requested by the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Ward Councillor;

 

v. provisions that require, prior to the commencement of any demolition, excavation and shoring work, and prior to any building permit the owner shall provide required easements and technical reports to the City for the purposes of reconstruction, maintenance, repair, protection and monitoring of the Garrison Creek Stormwater Sewer that traverses the site to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, as set out in Attachment 11 to the report dated April 1, 2022, from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District; and

 

4. Before introducing the necessary Bills to City Council, City Council require the applicant to address all outstanding comments in Section A of the memo from Engineering and Construction Services dated March 30, 2022 in relation to servicing matters, and any subsequent memo prepared in response to applicant resubmission(s) to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.

 

5. Direction be given to the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, that City Council hereby implements Site and Area Specific Policy 181, Policy d) set out in Section 7 of the Toronto Official Plan, and exempts the proposed development at 545 Lake Shore Boulevard West set out in the report of the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District (April 1, 2022), from the requirement  to convey land for park purposes as a condition of development as contemplated in Article III of Chapter 415 of the Toronto Municipal Code, as amended.

Origin

(April 1, 2022) Report from Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District

Summary

This application proposes to amend the Zoning By-law to permit a mixed-use development with residential, office and retail uses. There is a designated heritage building on the north portion of the site known as the Crosse and Blackwell building that is proposed to be conserved and re-used for office purposes.  Residential and retail uses are proposed to be located in a new 13 and 21-storey building on the south portion of the site.  The proposal includes a total of 412 dwelling units, 8,938 square metres of office space, 146 vehicle parking spaces and 468 bicycle parking spaces.  A new 70 square metre Privately-Owned and Publicly-Accessible Open Space (POPS) is proposed at the southwest corner of the site. 

 

The proposed development is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2020) and conforms with A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2020), and conforms with the Official Plan and Central Waterfront Secondary Plan. 

 

The proposal conserves a significant heritage building, presents an appropriate built form that is compatible with the surrounding context and proposes public realm enhancements in keeping with the Official Plan and the Central Waterfront Secondary Plan.  This report reviews and recommends approval of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment.

Background Information (Community Council)

(April 1, 2022) Attachments 1-9 and 11 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 545 Lake Shore Boulevard West Zoning Amendment - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-223889.pdf
(April 19, 2022) Attachment 10 - Draft Zoning By-law Amendment
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-224723.pdf
(March 25, 2022) Notice of Public Meeting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-224488.pdf

Speakers

Craig Hunter, Hunter & Associates Ltd.

Communications (Community Council)

(April 19, 2022) Letter from J. Craig Hunter on behalf of HUNTER & Associates Ltd. (TE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/comm/communicationfile-148988.pdf
(April 20, 2022) Letter from Joan Prowse, Chairperson, Bathurst Quay Neighborhood Association (TE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/comm/communicationfile-148960.pdf
(April 20, 2022) Letter from Chris Glover, Member of Provincial Parliament, Spadina - Fort York (TE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/comm/communicationfile-148993.pdf
(April 16, 2022) Letter from Hal Beck (TE.Supp)
(April 20, 2022) E-mail from Maureen Callaghan (TE.Supp)
(April 20, 2022) Letter from Mark Richardson, Housing Now TO (TE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/comm/communicationfile-148964.pdf
(April 20, 2022) Letter from Max Moore, Harbourfront Community Association (TE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/comm/communicationfile-148965.pdf
(April 20, 2022) Letter from Hal Beck (TE.Supp)
(April 20, 2022) E-mail from Andrei Streliaev (TE.Supp)

TE32.5 - 34-50 Southport Street - City Initiated Amendment to a Section 37 Agreement - Final Report

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

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. Subject to the Committee of Adjustment granting necessary minor variances to  site-specific Zoning By-law 264-2013 for the lands at 34-50 Southport Street, City Council direct the City Solicitor in consultation with the General Manager, Transportation Services, to prepare for execution and registration on title,  an amendment  to the Section 37 Agreement between the City and the owner, dated February 21, 2013, which would remove the requirement for the installation of a southbound-to-eastbound left turn lane and the relocation of the crosswalk at the South Kingsway and Ormskirk Avenue intersection.

 

2. City Council authorize the appropriate City officials to take the necessary action to give effect to the above recommendation, including execution of the amended Section 37 Agreement.

Origin

(April 1, 2022) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District

Summary

This report recommends that the Section 37 Agreement for the development at 35-50 Southport Street be amended to remove the requirement for two of the off-site traffic improvements which had been noted as being required to support the development.  Transporation Services staff have concluded, in consultation with the applicant's traffic consultant, that  specific improvements at the intersection of South Kingsway and Ormskirk Avenue are not necessary. 

 

The applicant has consulted with Community Planning staff and Committee of Adjustment staff and  will be amending a recently submitted minor varince application to also include a request for the removal of the requirement for these improvements from site specific Zoning By-law 264-2013.

 

The amendment to the Section 37 Agreement would be subject to the variance of the site specific zoning by-law being granted by the Committee of Adjustment.

Background Information (Community Council)

(April 1, 2022) Report and Attachment from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 34-50 Southport Street - City Initiated Amendment to a Section 37 Agreement - Final Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-223945.pdf

TE32.6 - Alterations to a Heritage Property and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement - 55 Lake Shore Boulevard East

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
10 - Spadina - Fort York
Attention
Bill 404 has been submitted on this Item.

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

  

1. City Council approve the alterations to the heritage property at 55 Lake Shore Boulevard East, in accordance with Section 33 of the Ontario Heritage Act, to allow for the construction of three towers with heights of 79, 87, and 90 storeys atop the LCBO office building and a portion of the warehouse building on the lands known municipally in 2022 as 55 Lake Shore Boulevard East, with such alterations substantially in accordance with plans and drawings dated August 20, 2021, prepared by architectsAlliance and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning; and the Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA), prepared by Goldsmith Borgal and Company Ltd. Architects, dated September 15, 2021 and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning, all subject to and in accordance with a Conservation Plan satisfactory to the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning and subject to the following additional conditions:

 

a. That prior to final Site Plan approval for the proposal, for the property located at 55 Lake Shore Boulevard East the owner shall:

 

1. Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement with the City for the property at 55 Lake Shore Boulevard East in accordance with the plans and drawings dated August 20, 2021, prepared by architectsAlliance and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning, the Heritage Impact Assessment prepared by Goldsmith Borgal and Company Ltd. Architects, dated September 15, 2021, and in accordance with the Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 1.a.2 below, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning including registration of such agreement to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor.

 

2. Provide a detailed Conservation Plan, prepared by a qualified heritage consultant that is consistent with the conservation strategy set out in the Heritage Impact Assessment for 55 Lake Shore Boulevard East prepared by Goldsmith Borgal and Company Ltd. Architects, dated September 15, 2021, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

3. Provide final Site Plan drawings substantially in accordance with the approved Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 1.a.2 above to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

4. Provide a Heritage Lighting Plan that describes how the exterior of the heritage property will be sensitively illuminated to enhance its heritage character to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning and thereafter shall implement such Plan to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

5. Provide a detailed landscape plan for the subject property, satisfactory to the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

6. Provide an Interpretation Plan for the subject property, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning and thereafter shall implement such Plan to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

7. Submit a Signage Plan for the subject property to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

b. That prior to the issuance of any permit for all or any part of the property at 55 Lake Shore Boulevard East, including a heritage permit or a building permit, but excluding permits for repairs and maintenance and usual and minor works for the existing heritage building as are acceptable to the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning, the owner shall:

 

1. Provide building permit drawings, including notes and specifications for the conservation and protective measures keyed to the approved Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 1.a.2 above, including a description of materials and finishes, to be prepared by the project architect and a qualified heritage consultant to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

2. Provide a Letter of Credit, including provision for upwards indexing, in a form and amount and from a bank satisfactory to the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning, to secure all work included in the approved Conservation Plan, Heritage Lighting Plan and Interpretation Plan.

 

3. Provide full documentation of the existing heritage property, including two (2) printed sets of archival quality 8” x 10” colour photographs with borders in a glossy or semi-gloss finish and one (1) digital set on a USB flash drive in tiff format and 600 dpi resolution keyed to a location map, elevations and measured drawings, and copies of all existing interior floor plans and original drawings as may be available, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

c. That prior to the release of the Letter of Credit required in Recommendation 1.b.2 above, the owner shall:

 

1. Provide a letter of substantial completion prepared and signed by a qualified heritage consultant confirming that the required conservation work and the required interpretive work has been completed in accordance with the Conservation Plan, Heritage Lighting Plan and Interpretation Plan and that an appropriate standard of conservation has been maintained, all to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

2. Provide replacement Heritage Easement Agreement photographs to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

2. City Council authorize the entering into of a Heritage Easement Agreement under Section 37 of the Ontario Heritage Act with the owner of 55 Lake Shore Boulevard East in a form and content satisfactory to the City Solicitor and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

3. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary Bill in Council authorizing the entering into of a Heritage Easement Agreement for the property at 55 Lake Shore Boulevard East.

Origin

(January 31, 2022) Report from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning

Summary

This report recommends that City Council approve the alterations proposed for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) complex (designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act) in connection with the development of the subject property. The development was approved by the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal (LPAT) in 2018 and is now the subject of an application for site plan approval under the Planning Act.

 

The property contains buff brick purpose-built office and warehouse buildings that are four and three-storeys and connected through an overhead bridge. They were built for the LCBO in 1950 and are a rare example of a provincial headquarters and commercial and industrial complex. They were designed with a high degree of craftsmanship in the Modern style by the architectural partnership of Mathers and Haldenby and are associated with the post-World War II transformation of Toronto's harbour and waterfront.

 

The development application proposes three towers with heights of 79, 87, and 90 storeys that incorporate the LCBO office building and a portion of the warehouse building as the base. The retained portions of the LCBO complex are proposed to be restored with minor modifications to support the new interior programming. The proposed alterations conserve the onsite and adjacent heritage buildings and are consistent with the policy framework. The heritage impacts of the development proposal are appropriately mitigated through the overall conservation strategy.

Background Information (Community Council)

(January 31, 2022) Report and Attachments 1-4 from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning - Alterations to a Heritage Property and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement - 55 Lake Shore Boulevard East
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-223230.pdf

6a - Alterations to a Heritage Property and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement - 55 Lake Shore Boulevard East

Origin
(February 22, 2022) Letter from The Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

At its meeting on February 22, 2022, the Toronto Preservation Board considered Item PB31.3 and made recommendations to City Council.

 

Summary from the report (January 31, 2022) from the Senior Manager, Heritage

Planning, Urban Design, City Planning:

 

This report recommends that City Council approve the alterations proposed for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) complex (designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act) in connection with the development of the subject property. The development was approved by the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal (LPAT) in 2018 and is now the subject of an application for site plan approval under the Planning Act.

 

The property contains buff brick purpose-built office and warehouse buildings that are four and three-storeys and connected through an overhead bridge. They were built for the LCBO in 1950 and are a rare example of a provincial headquarters and commercial and industrial complex. They were designed with a high degree of craftsmanship in the Modern style by the architectural partnership of Mathers and Haldenby and are associated with the post-World War II transformation of Toronto's harbour and waterfront.

 

The development application proposes three towers with heights of 79, 87, and 90 storeys that incorporate the LCBO office building and a portion of the warehouse building as the base. The retained portions of the LCBO complex are proposed to be restored with minor modifications to support the new interior programming. The proposed alterations conserve the onsite and adjacent heritage buildings and are consistent with the policy framework. The heritage impacts of the development proposal are appropriately mitigated through the overall conservation strategy.

Background Information (Community Council)
(February 22, 2022) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board - Alterations to a Heritage Property and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement - 55 Lake Shore Boulevard East
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-223744.pdf

TE32.7 - Alterations to a Heritage Property Designated under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act - 67 Adelaide Street East

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
13 - Toronto Centre

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

  

1. City Council approve the exterior alterations to the heritage property at 67 Adelaide Street East, in accordance with Section 42 of the Ontario Heritage Act, to allow for the conversion of the existing building into a Municipal Shelter on the lands known municipally in the year 2022 as 67 Adelaide Street East, with such alterations substantially in accordance with plans and drawings dated May 14, 2022, prepared by Hilditch Architect Inc. and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning, subject to the following additional conditions:

 

a. That prior to the issuance of any permit for all or any part of the property at 67 Adelaide Street East, including a heritage permit or a building permit, but excluding permits for repairs and maintenance and usual and minor works for the property as are acceptable to the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning, the owner shall:

 

1. Provide building permit drawings, including a description of materials and finishes, to be prepared by the project architect to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

Origin

(March 1, 2022) Report from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning

Summary

This report recommends that City Council approve proposed alterations to the Part V designated heritage property at 67 Adelaide Street East in connection with the conversion of the existing building into a Municipal Shelter for Indigenous men to be operated by Na-Me-Res (Native Men’s Residence).

 

The subject property is categorized as a non-contributing building in the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Heritage Conservation District (SLNHCD) Plan as it does not belong to one of the three building typologies (commercial warehouse, industrial and landmark) identified in the SLNHCD. It does however have potential individual cultural heritage value as a building that is well integrated within the District. The SLNHCD says that such buildings may be re-categorized in the future. Through the proposed exterior alternations at 67 Adelaide Street East, it is hoped to reflect important Indigenous heritage that would also bring value to the neighbourhood.

 

The exterior alterations proposed to support the conversion include over-cladding to improve the insulation in the building and to meet the City's commitment to retrofitting all of its buildings to improve their energy efficiency and contribute towards the City's goal of Net Zero Emissions by 2050. The SLNHCD Plan recommends the use of masonry on exterior walls that are visible from the public realm and the proposed over-cladding would not be consistent with this guideline. The proposed new aluminum panel cladding however has been specifically chosen to allow for the incorporation of the colours of the Medicine Wheel which hold Indigenous cultural significance. This is in order to help de-colonialize the appearance of the proposed shelter and make it more welcoming to its staff, and residents. Its use also acknowledges the unique status and cultural diversity of the Indigenous communities and their right to self-determination in line with the City's Statement of Commitment to the Aboriginal Communities of Toronto.

 

Staff recommend approval of the proposed over-cladding to further Truth and Reconciliation and affirm the right of Indigenous peoples to self-determination and cultural expression. The recommendation aligns with several of the City's commitments to Truth and Reconciliation including Action #43 which protects Indigenous cultural expression through the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).  

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 1, 2022) Report and Attachments 1-4 from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning - Alterations to a Heritage Property Designated under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act - 67 Adelaide Street East
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-223232.pdf

Speakers

Steve Teekens, Executive Director, Na-Me-Res (Native Menís Residence)

7a - Alterations to a Heritage Property Designated under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act - 67 Adelaide Street East

Origin
(March 23, 2022) Letter from The Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

At its meeting on March 23, 2022, the Toronto Preservation Board considered Item PB32.3 and made recommendations to City Council.

 

Summary from the report (March 1, 2022) from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning:

 

This report recommends that City Council approve proposed alterations to the Part V designated heritage property at 67 Adelaide Street East in connection with the conversion of the existing building into a Municipal Shelter for Indigenous men to be operated by Na-Me-Res (Native Men’s Residence).

 

The subject property is categorized as a non-contributing building in the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Heritage Conservation District (SLNHCD) Plan as it does not belong to one of the three building typologies (commercial warehouse, industrial and landmark) identified in the SLNHCD. It does however have potential individual cultural heritage value as a building that is well integrated within the District. The SLNHCD says that such buildings may be re-categorized in the future. Through the proposed exterior alternations at 67 Adelaide Street East, it is hoped to reflect important Indigenous heritage that would also bring value to the neighbourhood.

 

The exterior alterations proposed to support the conversion include over-cladding to improve the insulation in the building and to meet the City's commitment to retrofitting all of its buildings to improve their energy efficiency and contribute towards the City's goal of Net Zero Emissions by 2050. The SLNHCD Plan recommends the use of masonry on exterior walls that are visible from the public realm and the proposed over-cladding would not be consistent with this guideline. The proposed new aluminum panel cladding however has been specifically chosen to allow for the incorporation of the colours of the Medicine Wheel which hold Indigenous cultural significance. This is in order to help de-colonialize the appearance of the proposed shelter and make it more welcoming to its staff, and residents. Its use also acknowledges the unique status and cultural diversity of the Indigenous communities and their right to self-determination in line with the City's Statement of Commitment to the Aboriginal Communities of Toronto.

 

Staff recommend approval of the proposed over-cladding to further Truth and Reconciliation and affirm the right of Indigenous peoples to self-determination and cultural expression. The recommendation aligns with several of the City's commitments to Truth and Reconciliation including Action #43 which protects Indigenous cultural expression through the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

Background Information (Community Council)
(March 23, 2022) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board - Alterations to a Heritage Property Designated under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act - 67 Adelaide Street East
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-223747.pdf

TE32.8 - Alterations to a Heritage Property and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement - 147 Church Street

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
13 - Toronto Centre
Attention
Bill 405 has been submitted on this Item.

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

  

1. City Council approve the alterations to the heritage property at 147 Church Street in accordance with Section 33 of the Ontario Heritage Act to allow for alterations substantially in accordance with the plans and drawings dated November 29, 2021, prepared by Graziani + Corazza on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning and the Heritage Impact Assessment prepared by GBCA Architects, dated November 30, 2021 and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning, all subject to and in accordance with the Conservation Plan satisfactory to the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

2. City Council direct that its consent to the application to alter the designated property at 147 Church Street under Part IV, Section 33 of the Ontario Heritage is also subject to the following conditions:

 

a. That prior to any Ontario Land Tribunal Order issued in connection with the Zoning By-law Amendment appeal, the owner shall:

 

1. Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement with the City for the property at 147 Church Street in accordance with the plans and drawings dated November 29, 2021, prepared by Graziani + Corazza and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning, the Heritage Impact Assessment prepared by GBCA Architects, dated November 30, 2021, and in accordance with the Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 2.a.2 below, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning, including registration of such agreement to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor.

 

2. Provide a detailed Conservation Plan, prepared by a qualified heritage consultant that is consistent with the conservation strategy set out in the Heritage Impact Assessment for 147 Church Street prepared by GBCA Architects, dated November 30, 2021, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

b. That prior to final Site Pan approval the owner shall:

 

1. Provide final Site Plan drawings substantially in accordance with the approved Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 2.a.2 above to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

2. Have obtained final approval for the necessary Zoning By-law Amendment required for the subject property, such Amendment to have come into full force and effect.

 

3. Provide a Heritage Lighting Plan that describes how the exterior of the heritage property will be sensitively illuminated to enhance its heritage character to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning and thereafter shall implement such Plan to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

4. Provide an Interpretation Plan for the subject property, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning and thereafter shall implement such Plan to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

5. Submit a Signage Plan for the subject property to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

c. That prior to the issuance of any permit for all or any part of the property at 147 Church Street, including a heritage permit or a building permit, but excluding permits for repairs and maintenance and usual and minor works for the existing heritage building as are acceptable to the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning, the owner shall:

 

1. Provide building permit drawings, including notes and specifications for the conservation and protective measures keyed to the approved Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 2.a.2 above, including a description of materials and finishes, to be prepared by the project architect and a qualified heritage consultant to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

2. Provide a Letter of Credit, including provision for upwards indexing, in a form and amount and from a bank satisfactory to the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning, to secure all work included in the approved Conservation Plan, Heritage Lighting Plan and Interpretation Plan.

 

3. Provide full documentation of the existing heritage property, including two (2) printed sets of archival quality 8” x 10” colour photographs with borders in a glossy or semi-gloss finish and one (1) digital set on a USB flash drive in tiff format and 600 dpi resolution keyed to a location map, elevations and measured drawings, and copies of all existing interior floor plans and original drawings as may be available, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

d. That prior to the release of the Letter of Credit required in Recommendation 2.c.2 above, the owner shall:

 

1. Provide a letter of substantial completion prepared and signed by a qualified heritage consultant confirming that the required conservation work and the required interpretive work has been completed in accordance with the Conservation Plan, Heritage Lighting Plan and Interpretation Plan and that an appropriate standard of conservation has been maintained, all to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

2. Provide replacement Heritage Easement Agreement photographs to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

3. City Council authorize the entering into of a Heritage Easement Agreement under Section 37 of the Ontario Heritage Act with the owner of the property at 147 Church Street in a form and content satisfactory to the City Solicitor and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

4. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary bill in Council authorizing the entering into of a Heritage Easement Agreement for the property at 147 Church Street.

Origin

(March 7, 2022) Report from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning

Summary

This report recommends that City Council approve the proposed alterations to the property at 147 Church Street under Section 33 of the Ontario Heritage Act and give authority to enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement. This proposal is in connection with a concurrent Zoning By-law Amendment application seeking approval for the construction of a 54-storey mixed use development at 137-149 Church Street. The Zoning By-law Amendment application is currently under appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal and a settlement offer has been made that includes the conservation strategy that forms the basis of the Heritage Permit application that is the subject of this report.

 

The site contains a 3- storey mixed-use/commercial building that was constructed circa 1910. It is a representative example of the Edwardian Classicism architectural style that was popular for commercial buildings in Toronto in the early 20th century. At its meeting on December 15, 2021, City Council agreed to issue a Notice of Intention to Designate for this property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

The proposed alterations to 147 Church Street includes retaining and restoring the front façade while demolishing its rear. The removal of the rear will affect the scale, form and massing of this heritage building however the impact of this is mitigated through the reconstruction of the north facing exterior wall with matching brick and by having the tower set back from the front by 3m and from the north side by 9.5m.  The new building would include a 3-storey street wall that has been designed to relate to the context within this part of Church Street and the height and step backs of the proposed tower would relate to that of the development that was approved for the adjacent site at 131-135 Church Street and 60-64 Queen Street East in 2020.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 7, 2022) Report and Attachments 1-4 from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning - Alterations to a Heritage Property and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement - 147 Church Street
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-223233.pdf

8a - Alterations to a Heritage Property and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement - 147 Church Street

Origin
(March 23, 2022) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

At its meeting on March 23, 2022, the Toronto Preservation Board considered Item PB32.4 and made recommendations to City Council.

 

Summary from the report (March 7, 2022) from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning:

This report recommends that City Council approve the proposed alterations to the property at 147 Church Street under Section 33 of the Ontario Heritage Act and give authority to enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement. This proposal is in connection with a concurrent Zoning By-law Amendment application seeking approval for the construction of a 54-storey mixed use development at 137-149 Church Street. The Zoning By-law Amendment application is currently under appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal and a settlement offer has been made that includes the conservation strategy that forms the basis of the Heritage Permit application that is the subject of this report.

 

The site contains a 3- storey mixed-use/commercial building that was constructed circa 1910. It is a representative example of the Edwardian Classicism architectural style that was popular for commercial buildings in Toronto in the early 20th century. At its meeting on December 15, 2021, City Council agreed to issue a Notice of Intention to Designate for this property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

The proposed alterations to 147 Church Street includes retaining and restoring the front façade while demolishing its rear. The removal of the rear will affect the scale, form and massing of this heritage building however the impact of this is mitigated through the reconstruction of the north facing exterior wall with matching brick and by having the tower set back from the front by 3m and from the north side by 9.5m.  The new building would include a 3-storey street wall that has been designed to relate to the context within this part of Church Street and the height and step backs of the proposed tower would relate to that of the development that was approved for the adjacent site at 131-135 Church Street and 60-64 Queen Street East in 2020.

Background Information (Community Council)
(March 23, 2022) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board - Alterations to a Heritage Property and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement - 147 Church Street
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-223774.pdf

TE32.9 - Alterations to a Heritage Property and Authority to Amend a Heritage Easement Agreement - 60 Mill Street

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
13 - Toronto Centre

Community Council Recommendations

That Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council approve the alterations to the heritage property at 60 Mill Street in accordance with Section 33 of the Ontario Heritage Act, to allow for alterations substantially in accordance with the Interim Decision and Order issued on September 23, 2021 by the Ontario Land Tribunal and the plans and drawings, dated June 28, 2021, prepared by IBI Group, submitted with the Revised Heritage Impact Assessment, dated December 17, 2021, prepared by ERA Architects Inc., and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning, all subject to and in accordance with a Conservation Plan satisfactory to the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning, and subject to the following additional conditions:

 

a. Prior to issuance of the Tribunal’s final Order in connection with the Zoning By-law Amendment appeal for the property at 60 Mill Street, the owner shall:

 

1. Amend the Heritage Easement Agreement with the City for the property at 60 Mill Street substantially in accordance with the Interim Decision and Order issued on September 23, 2021 by the Ontario Land Tribunal and the plans and drawings, dated June 28, 2021, prepared by IBI Group, submitted with the Revised Heritage Impact Assessment, dated December 17, 2021, prepared by ERA Architects Inc., subject to and in accordance with the approved Plan required in Recommendation 1.a.2 below, all to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning, including execution of such agreement to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor.

 

2. Provide a detailed Conservation Plan prepared by a qualified heritage consultant that is substantially in accordance with the conservation strategy set out in the Revised Heritage Impact Assessment, dated December 17, 2021, prepared by ERA Architects Inc., all to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

b. That prior to final Site Plan approval for the proposal, for the property located at 60 Mill Street, the owner shall:

 

1. Provide final site plan drawings that are substantially in accordance with the approved Conservation Plan and which are to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

2. Provide an Interpretation Plan for the subject property, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning and thereafter shall implement such Plan to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

3. Provide a Heritage Lighting Plan that describes how the exterior of the heritage property will be sensitively illuminated to enhance its heritage character to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning and thereafter shall implement such Plan to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

4. Provide a Signage Plan to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

c. That prior to the issuance of any permit for all or any part of the property at 60 Mill Street, including a heritage permit or a building permit, but excluding permits for repairs and maintenance and usual and minor works for the existing heritage building as are acceptable to the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning, the owner shall:

 

1. Provide building permit drawings, including notes and specifications for the conservation and protective measures keyed to the approved Conservation Plan required in Recommendation 1.a.2 above, including a description of materials and finishes, to be prepared by the project architect and a qualified heritage consultant to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

2. Provide a Letter of Credit, including provision for upwards indexing, in a form and amount and from a bank satisfactory to the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning, to secure all work included in the approved Conservation Plan, Lighting Plan and Interpretation Plan.

 

3. Provide full documentation of the existing heritage property, including two (2) printed sets of archival quality 8” x 10” colour photographs with borders in a glossy or semi-gloss finish and one (1) digital set on a USB flash drive in tiff format and 600 dpi resolution keyed to a location map, elevations and measured drawings, and copies of all existing interior floor plans and original drawings as may be available, to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

d. That prior to the release of the Letter of Credit required in Recommendation 1.c.2 above, the owner shall:

 

1. Provide a letter of substantial completion prepared and signed by a qualified heritage consultant confirming that the required conservation work and the required interpretive work has been completed in accordance with the Conservation Plan and Interpretation Plan and that an appropriate standard of conservation has been maintained, all to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

2. Provide replacement Heritage Easement Agreement photographs to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning.

 

2. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to amend the existing Heritage Easement Agreement, registered on the title for the heritage property at 60 Mill Street, Instrument Number CA397771, and on file with the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning, in a form and content satisfactory to the City Solicitor and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

3. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary Bill in Council authorizing the amendment of the heritage easement agreement for the property at 60 Mill Street.

Origin

(January 31, 2022) Report from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning

Summary

This report recommends that City Council approve the proposed alterations to the designated heritage property at 60 Mill Street under Section 33 of the Ontario Heritage Act and give authority to amend the existing Heritage Easement Agreement, in accordance with the Interim Decision and Order issued on September 23, 2021 by the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) to permit the construction of a 31 storey hotel building on the subject site, consisting of the alteration and retention of the existing Rack House D elevations as a podium with a 28 storey addition above.

 

Heritage Planning staff attended the OLT hearing in opposition of the proposed development. However, City staff continued to work with the applicant to revise elements of the proposal prior to the hearing, achieving a conservation strategy for the Rack House D building elevations that could be supported. The OLT Interim Decision and Order approved the development in principle. The Tribunal found that both the Zoning By-law Amendment and the Site Plan application adequately conserve the on-site heritage property and the surrounding Distillery District in accordance with the City's Official Plan Heritage Policies and the existing Provincial land-use planning policy framework.

 

In addition to approvals under the Planning Act, which were considered by the OLT, City Council's approval of the proposed alterations to the heritage property and authority to amend the existing Heritage Easement Agreement are required under the Ontario Heritage Act. In accordance with the OLT Interim Decision and Order and its conditions, this report recommends that City Council approve the proposed alterations under Section 33 of the Ontario Heritage Act and give authority to amend the existing Heritage Easement Agreement for the property to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning.

Background Information (Community Council)

(January 31, 2022) Report and Attachments 1-3 from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning - Alterations to a Heritage Property and Authority to Amend a Heritage Easement Agreement - 60 Mill Street
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-223231.pdf

9a - Alterations to a Heritage Property and Authority to Amend a Heritage Easement Agreement - 60 Mill Street

Origin
(February 23, 2022) Letter from The Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

At its meeting on February 22, 2022, the Toronto Preservation Board considered Item PB31.4 and made recommendations to City Council.

 

Summary from the report (January 31, 2022) from the Senior Manager, Heritage

Planning, Urban Design, City Planning:

 

This report recommends that City Council approve the proposed alterations to the designated heritage property at 60 Mill Street under Section 33 of the Ontario Heritage Act and give authority to amend the existing Heritage Easement Agreement, in accordance with the Interim Decision and Order issued on September 23, 2021 by the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) to permit the construction of a 31 storey hotel building on the subject site, consisting of the alteration and retention of the existing Rack House D elevations as a podium with a 28 storey addition above.

 

Heritage Planning staff attended the OLT hearing in opposition of the proposed development. However, City staff continued to work with the applicant to revise elements of the proposal prior to the hearing, achieving a conservation strategy for the Rack House D building elevations that could be supported. The OLT Interim Decision and Order approved the development in principle. The Tribunal found that both the Zoning By-law Amendment and the Site Plan application adequately conserve the on-site heritage property and the surrounding Distillery District in accordance with the City's Official Plan Heritage Policies and the existing Provincial land-use planning policy framework.

 

In addition to approvals under the Planning Act, which were considered by the OLT, City Council's approval of the proposed alterations to the heritage property and authority to amend the existing Heritage Easement Agreement are required under the Ontario Heritage Act. In accordance with the OLT Interim Decision and Order and its conditions, this report recommends that City Council approve the proposed alterations under Section 33 of the Ontario Heritage Act and give authority to amend the existing Heritage Easement Agreement for the property to the satisfaction of the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning.

Background Information (Community Council)
(February 22, 2022) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board - Alterations to a Heritage Property and Authority to Amend a Heritage Easement Agreement - 60 Mill Street
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-223767.pdf

TE32.10 - Inclusion on the City of Toronto's Heritage Register - Dundas-Carlaw Properties

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
14 - Toronto - Danforth

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council include the following nine properties on the City of Toronto's Heritage Register in accordance with the Listing Statements (Reasons for Inclusion), attached as Attachment 1 to the report (March 14, 2022) from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning:

 

87 Boston Avenue

 

10 Busy Street (including an entrance at 16 Busy Street)

 

181 Carlaw Avenue (including entrances at 22 Boston Avenue and 181 B, 183, and 185 Carlaw Avenue and a structure at 24 Boston Avenue)

 

235 Carlaw Avenue (including an entrance at 241 Carlaw Avenue)

 

245 Carlaw Avenue

 

250 Carlaw Avenue (including entrances at 260, 262, 270, 276, 284, 290, 300, and 302 Carlaw Avenue)

 

320 Carlaw Avenue (including entrances at 326, 328, 330, and 332 Carlaw Avenue and 1159, 1161, 1163, 1165, 1167, 1169, 1171, 1173, and 1175 Dundas Street East)

 

388 Carlaw Avenue (including entrances at 360 and 400 Carlaw Avenue)

 

401 Logan Avenue (including entrances at 1, 5, 7, 21, 33, and 35 Dickens Street and 1110, 1112, 1114, 1116, 1118, 1120, 1122, 1132, 1134, 1136, and 1138 Dundas Street East)

Origin

(March 14, 2022) Report from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning

Summary

This report responds to Toronto and East York Community Council's request in October 2021 for an update on the status of the heritage reports for the historic industrial buildings in the 'Carlaw – Dundas' Study Area and recommends that City Council include nine properties with cultural heritage value on the City of Toronto's Heritage Register. A number of the properties recommended for listing were initially identified as being of heritage interest through the 2014 Carlaw + Dundas Community Initiative and were evaluated in a subsequent 2016 Heritage Analysis Report prepared by the project's consultant, Unterman McPhail Associates.

 

Staff are recommending that nine of the properties in the consultant's 2016 report be included on the Heritage Register. All have all been researched and evaluated by staff using the criteria prescribed by the Province and all of the recommended properties meet one or more of the provincial criteria for determining cultural heritage value or interest for designation under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, which the City applies when assessing properties for inclusion on the City's Heritage Register.

 

These Dundas-Carlaw properties are part of an important collection of former factory/warehouse and garage buildings that were constructed during the first two decades of the 20th century when the area emerged as a bustling industrial centre that was vitally important to the Toronto economy. Today this collection of buildings support the historic character of the area along Carlaw Avenue north of Queen Street and contribute to vibrancy of a mixed-use creative and cultural hub within Leslieville.

 

The properties being recommended for inclusion on the Heritage Register are contained in Recommendation 1 of this report.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 14, 2022) Report and Attachments 1-2 from Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning - Inclusion on the City of Toronto's Heritage Register - Dundas-Carlaw Properties
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-223544.pdf

Communications (Community Council)

(April 20, 2022) Letter from David R. Donnelly on behalf of Donnelly Law (TE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/comm/communicationfile-148968.pdf

10a - Inclusion on the City of Toronto's Heritage Register - Dundas-Carlaw Properties

Origin
(April 5, 2022) Letter from The Toronto Preservation Board
Summary

At its meeting on April 5, 2022, the Toronto Preservation Board considered Item PB33.4 and made recommendations to City Council.

 

Summary from the report (March 14, 2022) from the Senior Manager, Heritage Planning, Urban Design, City Planning:

  

This report responds to Toronto and East York Community Council's request in October 2021 for an update on the status of the heritage reports for the historic industrial buildings in the 'Carlaw – Dundas' Study Area and recommends that City Council include nine properties with cultural heritage value on the City of Toronto's Heritage Register. A number of the properties recommended for listing were initially identified as being of heritage interest through the 2014 Carlaw + Dundas Community Initiative and were evaluated in a subsequent 2016 Heritage Analysis Report prepared by the project's consultant, Unterman McPhail Associates.

 

Staff are recommending that nine of the properties in the consultant's 2016 report be included on the Heritage Register. All have all been researched and evaluated by staff using the criteria prescribed by the Province and all of the recommended properties meet one or more of the provincial criteria for determining cultural heritage value or interest for designation under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, which the City applies when assessing properties for inclusion on the City's Heritage Register.

 

These Dundas-Carlaw properties are part of an important collection of former factory/warehouse and garage buildings that were constructed during the first two decades of the 20th century when the area emerged as a bustling industrial centre that was vitally important to the Toronto economy. Today this collection of buildings support the historic character of the area along Carlaw Avenue north of Queen Street and contribute to vibrancy of a mixed-use creative and cultural hub within Leslieville.

Background Information (Community Council)
(April 5, 2022) Letter from the Toronto Preservation Board - Inclusion on the City of Toronto's Heritage Register - Dundas-Carlaw Properties
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-224023.pdf

TE32.11 - 102 Berkeley Street - Zoning Amendment Application - Request for Direction Report

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
13 - Toronto Centre

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the City Solicitor and appropriate City staff to attend the Ontario Land Tribunal in opposition to the current Application regarding the Zoning By-law Amendment appeal for the lands at 102 Berkeley Street and to continue discussions with the Applicant in an attempt to resolve outstanding issues.

 

2. In the event that the Ontario Land Tribunal allows the appeals in whole or in part, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to request that the issuance of any final Orders be withheld until such time as the City Solicitor advises that:

 

a. the final form and content of the draft Official Plan and Zoning By-laws are to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning;

 

b. the owner has addressed all outstanding issues raised by Parks, Forestry and Recreation as they relate to the required parkland dedication, to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the City Solicitor;

 

c. the owner has provided confirmation of water, sanitary and stormwater capacity to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, or the determination of whether holding provisions are required in the Zoning By-law amendment; and

 

d. where applicable, community benefits and other matters in support of the development are to be secured in a Section 37 Agreement executed by the owner and registered on title to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor.

 

3. City Council authorizes the City Solicitor and City staff to take any necessary steps to implement the recommendations above.

Origin

(March 25, 2022) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District

Summary

On October 4, 2021, a Zoning By-law Amendment application was submitted to permit a 20-storey mixed-use building with 357 square metres of retail space on the ground floor and 181 dwelling units above.

 

On January 28, 2022, the Applicant appealed the application to the Ontario Land Tribunal ("OLT") due to Council not making a decision within the 90-day time frame in the Planning Act.

 

This report recommends that the City Solicitor with the appropriate City staff attend the OLT hearing to oppose the application in its current form and to continue discussions with the Applicant to resolve outstanding issues.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 25, 2022) Report and Attachments 1-10 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 102 Berkeley Street - Zoning Amendment Application - Request for Direction Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-223875.pdf

TE32.12 - 137-149 Church Street - Zoning Amendment Application - Request for Direction Report

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
13 - Toronto Centre

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the City Solicitor and appropriate City staff to attend the Ontario Land Tribunal in support of the revised Zoning By-law Amendment application for the lands at 137-149 Church Street as generally described in the report (April 1, 2022) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

 

2. In the event that the Ontario Land Tribunal allows the appeals in whole or in part, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to request that the issuance of any final Order(s) be withheld until such time as the City Solicitor advises that:

  1. the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is in a final form and content satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor; and
     
  2. the owner has entered into a Section 37 agreement satisfactory to the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor and has been executed and registered on title to the lands to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor, securing the benefits and various matters required to support the development.

3. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to enter into an agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act, securing the following community benefits as follows:

  1. a cash contribution in the amount of six million and five hundred thousand ($6,500,000.00) dollars allocated as follows within the local ward:

    1. two million dollars ($2,000,000.00) directed towards eligible cultural, community and recreation space;       

    2. two million dollars ($2,000,000.00) directed towards new affordable housing;

    3. two million dollars ($2,000,000.00) directed towards local streetscape improvements and park improvements; and

    4. five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00) be directed towards public art;

  2. the cash contribution referred to in Recommendation 3 a. above shall be  indexed upwardly in accordance with the Statistics Canada Residential or Non-Residential, as the case may be, Building Construction Price Index for the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area, reported quarterly by Statistics Canada in Building Construction Price Indexes Table: 18-10-0135, or its successor, calculated from the date of the Agreement to the date of payment;

  3. in the event the cash contribution referred to in Recommendation 3 a. above cannot be directed for the determined purpose within three years of the amending Zoning By-law coming into full force and effect, the amount of funds allocated towards a community benefit may be redirected for another purpose, at the discretion of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, in consultation with the Ward Councillor, provided the purpose is identified in Official Plan Policy 5.1.1 and will benefit the community in the vicinity of the lands;

4. City Council direct that the following matters are also to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement as matters required to support the development of the lands, including:

  1. prior to the issuance of the first building permit on the site, the owner shall provide confirmation from the St. Michael's Hospital, or their representative, that any temporary (including construction cranes or related construction machinery) and permanent structures are below or outside the protected flight path, as per By-law 1432-2017, to the satisfaction Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building;

  2. the owner will construct and maintain the development of the site in accordance with Tier 1, Toronto Green Standard, and the owner will be encouraged to achieve Tier 2, Toronto Green Standard, or higher, where appropriate, consistent with the performance standards of Toronto Green Standards applicable at the time of the site plan application for each building on the site;

  3. requirements for a construction management plan with the general matters included in the Section 37 Agreement, including but not limited to, noise, dust, size and location of staging areas, location and function of gates, dates of significant concrete pouring, lighting details, vehicular parking and queuing locations, street closures, coordination with adjacent on-going development construction, parking and laneways uses and access, refuse storage, site security, site supervisor contact information, and a communication strategy with the surrounding community, and any other matters requested by the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Ward Councillor;

  4. as part of Site Plan approval, that the owner has, at its sole cost and expense:

    1. secured the design and the provision of financial securities for any upgrades or required improvements to the existing municipal infrastructure and/or new municipal infrastructure identified in the accepted engineering reports to support the development  should it be determined that improvements or upgrades and/or new infrastructure are required to support the development satisfactory to the Chief Engineer and Executive Director Engineering and Construction Services and City Solicitor;

    2. made satisfactory arrangements with Chief Engineer and Executive Director Engineering and Construction Services for the construction of new infrastructure or any improvements to the existing municipal infrastructure, should it be determined that new infrastructure and/or upgrades/improvements are required to the existing infrastructure, to support this development, and that the applicant has entered into a financially secured agreement to pay for and construct any necessary municipal infrastructure;

  5. as part of the Site Plan application, the owner shall, at their sole cost and expense, implement any required wind mitigation measures in the accepted Wind Study to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

5. City Council authorize the City Solicitor and City staff to take any necessary steps to implement the recommendations above.

Origin

(April 1, 2022) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District

Summary

On June 8, 2018, a Zoning By-law Amendment application was submitted to permit a 49-storey mixed use development at 139-149 Church Street.  The application was revised to include the property at 137 Church Street and now proposes on a larger site a 54-storey mixed use development with ground floor commercial uses, 469 dwelling units with a total gross floor area of 31,688 square metres. The proposed building would have a height of 173.51 metres including the mechanical penthouse.

 

On September 1, 2021 the applicant appealed the application to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) due to Council not making a decision within the 120-day time frame under the Planning Act.

 

This report recommends that the City Solicitor with the appropriate City staff attend the OLT hearing to support the application in its current form and to continue discussions with the applicant to resolve any issues should they arise.

Background Information (Community Council)

(April 1, 2022) Report and Attachments 1-11 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 137-149 Church Street - Zoning Amendment Application - Request for Direction Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-223813.pdf

Communications (Community Council)

(April 14, 2022) Letter from Sharmini Mahadevan, Wood Bull LLP (TE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/comm/communicationfile-148817.pdf

TE32.13 - 5, 7, 9, 11, 15 and 19 Cosburn Avenue and 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38 and 40 Gowan Avenue - Zoning By-law Amendment and Rental Housing Demolition Applications - Request for Direction Report

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
14 - Toronto - Danforth

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the City Solicitor and appropriate City staff to attend the Ontario Land Tribunal in opposition to the current Application regarding the Zoning By-law Amendment appeal for the lands at 5, 7, 9, 11, 15 and 19 Cosburn Avenue and 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38 and 40 Gowan Avenue and to continue discussions with the Applicant in an attempt to resolve outstanding issues.

 

2. In the event that the Ontario Land Tribunal allows the appeals in whole or in part, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to request that the issuance of any final Orders be withheld until such time as the City Solicitor advises that:

  1. the draft Zoning By-law Amendments are in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning;

  2. the owner has addressed the major outstanding issues raised by Engineering and Construction Services as they relate to the Zoning By-law Amendment application, to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services;

  3.  the owner has addressed all outstanding issues raised by Parks, Forestry and Recreation as they relate to the Zoning By-law Amendment application, to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the City Solicitor;

  4. the owner has addressed all outstanding issues raised by Urban Forestry, Tree Protection and Plan Review as they relate to the Zoning By-law Amendment application, to the satisfaction of the Supervisor, Tree Protection and Plan Review; General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the City Solicitor;

  5. the owner has submitted a rental replacement plan that addresses the full replacement of the existing rental housing units by bedroom type and size with similar rents, and a tenant relocation and assistance plan, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor; and the owner has entered into, and registered on title to the lands, one or more agreements with the City, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor, securing all rental housing-related matters necessary to implement the  decision;

  6. community benefits and other matters in support of the development are secured in a Section 37 Agreement executed by the owner and registered on title to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor as applicable.

g.  City Council has approved the Rental Housing Demolition Application 20 232889  STE 14 RH under Chapter 667 of the Toronto Municipal Code pursuant to Section 111 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 to permit the demolition of the 6 existing rental dwelling units at 8 Gowan Avenue, 10 Gowan Avenue, 17 Cosburn Avenue, and 19 Cosburn Avenue and the owner has entered into, and registered on title to the lands, one or more agreements with the City, to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor, securing all rental housing-related matters necessary to implement City Council's decision.

 

3. City Council authorizes the City Solicitor and City staff to take any necessary steps to implement the recommendations above.

 

Origin

(March 31, 2022) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District

Summary

On December 22, 2020, a Zoning By-Law Amendment was submitted for the property at 5, 7, 9, 11, 15 and 19 Cosburn Avenue and 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38 and 40 Gowan Avenue (the "Site") to permit the construction of a residential building facing both Gowan and Cosburn Avenues. The proposed new building steps up to a height of 15 storeys (48.5 metres, excluding mechanical penthouse) consisting of 25,950 square metres of residential gross floor area (GFA).  A total of 316 residential units are proposed with a density of 5.74 times the area of the lot. An on-site parkland dedication of approximately 450 square metres is proposed at the north west corner of the Site, with a 3 metre wide pedestrian connection proposed to extend from the proposed public park to Gowan Avenue. The application was deemed complete on January 18, 2021.

 

On December 22, 2020 the City received an application for Rental Housing Demolition Application under Chapter 667 of the Municipal Code to permit the demolition of six rental housing units on the site. 

 

On November 15, 2021, the applicant filed an appeal with the Ontario Land Tribunal ("OLT") for the Zoning By-law amendment application due to Council not making a decision within the 90-day time frame in the Planning Act.

 

This report recommends that the City Solicitor with the appropriate City staff attend the

OLT hearing to oppose the application in its current form, and continue discussions

with the Applicant to resolve outstanding issues.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 31, 2022) Report and Attachments 1-7 from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District - 5, 7, 9, 11, 15 and 19 Cosburn Avenue and 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38 and 40 Gowan Avenue - Zoning By-law Amendment and Rental Housing Demolition Applications - Request for Direction Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-223748.pdf

TE32.46 - Construction Staging Area - 838-880 Dupont Street and 1080 Shaw Street

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
11 - University - Rosedale
Attention
Bill 390 has been submitted on this Item.

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:  

 

1. City Council authorize the closure of the north sidewalk on Dupont Street, between Shaw Street and a point 144 metres west, from May 12, 2022 to May 31, 2025.

 

2. City Council authorize the closure of a 1.1 metre wide portion of the west sidewalk on Shaw Street, between Dupont Street and a point 74 metres north, from May 12, 2022 to May 31, 2025.

 

3. City Council rescind the existing no parking prohibition in effect at all times on the north side of Dupont Street between Shaw Street and a point 144 metres west.

 

4. City Council rescind the existing no stopping regulation in effect from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday except public holidays on the north side of Dupont Street between Shaw Street and a point 144 metres west.

 

5. City Council prohibit stopping at all times on the north side of Dupont Street, between Shaw Street and a point 144 metres west.

 

6. City Council direct the applicant to pressure wash (or sweep during winter weather conditions) the construction site and adjacent sidewalks and roadways daily, or more frequently as needed, to keep clear of any construction debris and made safe.

 

7. City Council direct the applicant to ensure that the existing sidewalks or the proposed pedestrian walkway have proper enhanced lighting to ensure safety and visibility at all times of the day and night.

 

8. 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.

 

9. 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.

 

10. City Council direct the applicant to provide a sufficient number of traffic control persons as determined by the Work Zone 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.

 

11. City Council direct the applicant to provide a sufficient number of pay-duty Police Officers as determined by the Work Zone 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.

 

12. City Council direct the applicant to install cane detection within the covered and protected walkway to guide pedestrians who are visually impaired.

 

13. 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.

 

14. 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.

 

15. City Council direct that Dupont Street and Shaw Street be returned to their pre-construction traffic and parking regulations when the project is complete.

Origin

(April 1, 2022) Report from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services

Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Dupont Street, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

Deltera Inc. is constructing a nine-storey mixed-use residential condominium with 329 residential units and ground floor retail, at 838-880 Dupont Street and 1080 Shaw Street. The site is located on the north side of Dupont Street between Shaw Street and Ossington Avenue.

 

Transportation Services is requesting approval to close a section of the north sidewalk on Dupont Street and a portion of the west sidewalk on Shaw Street for a period of 37 months, from May 12, 2022 to May 31, 2025 to accommodate a construction staging area. Pedestrian movements on the north side of Dupont Street abutting the site will be restricted and pedestrians will be directed to the south side sidewalk of Dupont Street. No long-term roadway occupation is being requested for this development.

Background Information (Community Council)

(April 1, 2022) Report and Attachment from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-223940.pdf

TE32.48 - Construction Staging Area - 284 King Street East

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
13 - Toronto Centre
Attention
Bills 391 and 392 have been submitted on this Item.

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the closure of a 1.5 metre-wide portion of the north sidewalk on King Street East, between a point 58.6 metres west of Berkeley Street and a point 24.5 metres further west, from May 12, 2022 to November 30, 2022.

 

2. City Council authorize the closure of a 0.7 metre-wide portion of the north sidewalk on King Street East, between a point 58.6 metres west of Berkeley Street and a point 24.5 metres further west, from December 1, 2022 to December 31, 2023.

 

3. City Council rescind the existing parking machine regulation in effect from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. , 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday at a rate of $3.00 per hour and for a maximum period of 3 hours, on the north side of King Street East, between a point 37.8 metres west of Berkeley Street and a point 57.4 metres further west.

 

4. City Council rescind the existing parking machine regulation in effect from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday at a rate of $3.00 per hour and for a maximum period of 3 hours, on the south side of King Street East, between a point 67.5 metres west of Berkeley Street and a point 12.5 metres further west.

 

5. City Council rescind the existing no stopping regulation in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, except public holidays, on the north side of King Street East, between a point 37.8 metres west of Berkeley Street and a point 57.4 metres further west.

 

6. City Council rescind the existing no stopping regulation in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, except public holidays, on the south side of King Street East, between a point 67.5 metres west of Berkeley Street and a point 12.5 metres further west.

 

7. City Council prohibit stopping at all times on the north side of King Street East, between a point 37.8 metres west of Berkeley Street and a point 57.4 metres further west.

 

8. City Council prohibit stopping at all times on the south side of King Street East, between a point 67.5 metres west of Berkeley Street and a point 12.5 metres further west.

 

9. 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 made safe.

 

10. City Council direct the applicant to ensure that the existing sidewalks and/or any proposed pedestrian walkways have proper enhanced lighting to ensure safety and visibility at all times of the day and night.

 

11. 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.

 

12. City Council direct the applicant to install appropriate signage and converging mirrors to ensure that pedestrian, cyclist and motorist safety is considered at all times.

 

13. 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.

 

14. 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.

 

15. City Council direct the applicant to install cane detection within the covered and protected walkway to guide pedestrians who are visually impaired.

 

16. 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.

 

17. 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.

 

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

 

19. City Council direct the applicant to construct and maintain a fully covered, protected, unobstructed, and wheelchair accessible pedestrian walkway for the entire duration of the construction staging area permit, at their sole cost.


20. City Council direct the applicant to create a publicly accessible website with regular construction updates and post the website address on the construction site hoarding, which must be prominently placed and legible from 20 metres and on all elevations from the construction site.


21. City Council direct the applicant to sweep the construction site daily and nightly, or more frequently as needed to be cleared of any construction debris and made safe.


22. City Council direct the applicant to mitigate light pollution by installing a shield/barrier on any lighting standards in close proximity to adjacent residential properties, such as cranes.


23. City Council direct the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services and the applicant to establish a construction management working group that meets monthly and invite local stakeholders including Municipal Licensing and Standards, Toronto Buildings, adjacent neighbours, local resident groups, local BIAs, and local school administration.


24. City Council direct the applicant to email monthly construction progress reports to the local Councillor, local residents’ association, and Business Improvement Area Board of Management.

Origin

(April 1, 2022) Report from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services

Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on King Street East, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

Lamb Bauhaus Inc. is constructing a 32-storey mixed use residential condominium with ground floor retail at 284 King Street East. The site is located on the north side of King Street East, mid-block between Ontario Street and Berkeley Street. The developer is requesting varying degrees of sidewalk occupation on the north side King Street East during two Phases, from May 12, 2022 to December 31, 2025; however there is a conflict with planned Capital Work in 2025. Therefore, the developer may need to temporarily remove or modify their staging areas after December 31, 2024 to accommodate the City's planned Capital Work.  

 

For Phase 1, Transportation Services is requesting authorization to close a 1.5 metre-wide portion of the north side sidewalk on King Street East, between a point 58.6 metres west of Berkeley Street and a point 24.5 metres further west, for a period of 7 months from May 12, 2022 to November 30, 2022, to accommodate a construction staging area.

 

For Phase 2, Transportation Services is requesting authorization to close a 0.7 metre-wide portion of the north side sidewalk on King Street East, between a point 58.6 metres west of Berkeley Street and a point 24.5 metres further west, for a period of 25 months from December 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024, to accommodate a construction staging area.

Background Information (Community Council)

(April 1, 2022) Report and Attachments 1-2 from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services - Construction Staging Area - 284 King Street East
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-223939.pdf

TE32.49 - Construction Staging Area Time Extension - 6-16 Wellesley Street West and 5-7 St. Nicholas Street

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
13 - Toronto Centre

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the continuation of the closure of the north sidewalk and a 2.3-metre-wide portion of the westbound curb lane on Wellesley Street West, between Bistro Lane and St. Nicholas Street, and provision of a temporary pedestrian walkway within the closed portion of the eastbound curb lane from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.
 

2. City Council authorize the continuation of the closure of all of St. Nicholas Street, between Wellesley Street West and a point 43 metres north, from July 1, 2022 to
June 30, 2023.

 

3. City Council direct the applicant to pressure wash (or sweep during winter weather conditions) the construction site and adjacent sidewalks and roadways daily, or more frequently as needed to be cleared of any construction debris and made safe.

 

4. City Council direct the applicant to continue ensuring 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.

 

5. City Council direct the applicant to continue consulting and communicating all construction, parking and road occupancy impacts with local business improvement areas and resident associations in advance of any physical road modifications.

 

6. City Council direct the applicant to continue installing appropriate signage and converging mirrors to ensure that pedestrians, cyclists and motorists safety is considered at all times.

 

7. City Council direct the applicant to continue providing 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.

 

8. 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.

 

9. City Council direct the applicant to continue installing cane detection within the covered and protected walkway to guide pedestrians who are visually impaired.

 

10. City Council direct the applicant to continue posting 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.

 

11. City Council direct the applicant to continue providing and installing 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.

 

12. City Council direct the applicant to continue construction management working group monthly meetings, and inviting local stakeholders including Transportation Services, Municipal Licensing and Standards, Toronto Buildings, adjacent neighbours, and local resident groups.
 

13. City Council direct that Wellesley Street West and St. Nicholas Street be returned to its pre-construction traffic and parking regulations when the project is complete.

 

14. City Council direct the applicant to create a publicly accessible website with regular construction updates and post the website address on the construction site hoarding, 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 sweep the construction site daily and nightly, or more frequently as needed to be cleared of any construction debris and made safe.


16. City Council direct the applicant to mitigate light pollution by installing a shield/barrier on any lighting standards in close proximity to adjacent residential properties, such as cranes.


17. City Council direct the applicant, in consultation with Transportation Services, to maintain any bike lanes, install sharrow markings onto the roadway, and display appropriate signage to inform drivers and cyclists to safely share the road.


18. City Council direct the applicant to email monthly construction progress reports to the local Councillor, local residents’ association, and Business Improvement Area Board of Management.

Origin

(April 1, 2022) Report from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services

Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Wellesley Street West, City Council approval of this report is required. In addition, this report proposes extending the duration of the temporary removal of the cycle track on the north side of Wellesley Street West abutting the development. Based on these conditions, this matter requires final approval by City Council.

 

Wellesley Street Nicholas Residences Limited Partnership is constructing a 55-storey residential development building at 6-16 Wellesley Street West and 5-7 St. Nicholas Street. The site is located on the north side of Wellesley Street West, west of Yonge Street between Bistro Lane and St. Nickolas Street. The north sidewalk and a 2.3-metre-wide portion of the westbound curb lane/cycle track on Wellesley Street West, between Bistro Lane and St. Nicholas Street is currently closed to accommodate construction staging operations for the development. In addition, St. Nicholas Street is closed in its entirety, between Wellesley Street West and a point 43 metres north.

 

City Council, at its meeting on June 8, 2021, approved the subject construction staging areas from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. At the time, the developer indicated they would require the staging area for a total of 54 months, from July 1, 2021 to December 31, 2025.

 

As the previous permit was only approved for a 12-month period, the developer has requested an extension of the duration of the construction staging areas on Wellesley Street West and St. Nicholas Street in order to complete the construction of the development.

 

Transportation Services is requesting authorization to extend the duration of the construction staging areas on Wellesley Street West and St. Nicholas Street for an additional 31 months, from July 1, 2022 to January 31, 2025, to allow for the construction of the development to be completed.

Background Information (Community Council)

(April 1, 2022) Report and Attachment from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services - Construction Staging Area Time Extension - 6-16 Wellesley Street West and 5-7 St. Nicholas Street
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-223946.pdf

Communications (Community Council)

(April 18, 2022) Letter from Jack Candido, President, Bay Cloverhill Community Association (TE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/comm/communicationfile-148876.pdf

TE32.50 - Construction Staging Area - Time Extension - Port Lands Flood Protection - Cherry Street Temporary Diversion Road

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
14 - Toronto - Danforth

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council:

 

1. City Council authorize the continuation of the temporary closure to vehicular and pedestrian traffic on the west sidewalk and two southbound lanes on Cherry Street between a point 55 metres south of Commissioners Street and a point 393.5 metres further south, from June 1, 2022 to July 31, 2022, inclusive, for purposes of the Port Lands Flood Protection Project and Enabling Infrastructure Project.

 

2. City Council authorize the continuation of the temporary closure to pedestrian traffic on the east sidewalk on Cherry Street, between a point 195 metres south of Commissioners Street and a point 263 metres further south, from June 1, 2022 to July 31, 2022, inclusive, for purposes of the Port Lands Flood Protection Project and Enabling Infrastructure Project.

 

3. City Council authorize the continuation of the temporary closure to pedestrian and cycling traffic Martin Goodman Trail on the east side of Cherry Street, between a point 195 metres south of Commissioners Street and a point 263 metres further south, from June 1, 2022 to July 31, 2022, inclusive, for purposes of the Port Lands Flood Protection Project and Enabling Infrastructure Project.

 

4. City Council authorize the continuation of the temporary closure to vehicular and pedestrian traffic each of the north boulevard and the 5.5 metre wide portion of the westbound lane on Polson Street, between Cherry Street and a point 83.5 metres west, from June 1, 2022 to July 31, 2022, inclusive, for purposes of the Port Lands Flood Protection Project and Enabling Infrastructure Project.

 

5. City Council direct that Waterfront Toronto continue to be responsible for all costs incurred with respect to road repairs and traffic signage modifications.

Origin

(April 1, 2022) Report from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services

Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Cherry Street, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

As part of the Port Lands Flood Protection Project and Enabling Infrastructure Project, Waterfront Toronto has undertaken the construction of the Cherry Street re-alignment, between Lake Shore Boulevard East and Polson Street. A construction staging area has been set-up on the west side of Cherry Street and the north side of Polson Street.

In addition, a temporary detour (diversion) roadway has been fully constructed within the existing northbound lanes, east boulevard on Cherry Street, and within the additional lands on the east side of Cherry Street (leased from City of Toronto Economic Development Corporation) to accommodate northbound and southbound traffic around the construction staging area.

 

City Council, at its meeting on May 28, 2020, authorized the subject construction staging area on Cherry Street, from June 29, 2020 to February 28, 2022. At the time, Waterfront Toronto indicated they would require the construction staging area for a total of 34 months. At its meetings on February 2, 2022, City Council subsequently authorized extending the duration of the construction staging area until May 31, 2022.

 

Waterfront Toronto has requested an extension of the duration of the construction staging area on Cherry Street, in order to complete the construction of the Cherry Street re-alignment. Based on the information provided by Waterfront Toronto, the site has experienced additional construction delays due to dewatering challenges.

 

Transportation Services is requesting authorization to extend the duration of the construction staging area and temporary detour (diversion) roadway until July 31, 2022 in order to complete the construction of the re-alignment.

Background Information (Community Council)

(April 1, 2022) Report and Attachment from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services - Construction Staging Area - Time Extension - Port Lands Flood Protection - Cherry Street Temporary Diversion Road
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-223927.pdf

TE32.52 - Port Lands Flood Protection and Enabling Infrastructure - Construction Staging Time Extension

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
14 - Toronto - Danforth
Attention
Bill 434 has been submitted on this Item.

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the temporary full closure of Commissioners Street to all road users from the east curb line of Cherry Street to a point 120 metres east of Don Roadway, from May 17, 2022 to May 31, 2023.

 

2. City Council authorize the temporary full closure of Don Roadway to all road users from the south curb line of Villiers Street to the north curb line of Commissioners Street, from May 17, 2022 to August 31, 2024.

 

3. City Council designate the north branch of Villiers Street between Cherry Street and Don Roadway as one-way westbound traffic only, from May 17, 2022 to May 31, 2023.

 

4. City Council designate the south branch of Villiers Street, between Cherry Street and Don Roadway as one-way for eastbound traffic only, from May 17, 2022 to May 31, 2023.

 

5. City Council authorize the installation of temporary traffic control signals at the intersection of Villiers Street and Cherry Street, from May 17, 2022 to May 31, 2023.

 

6. City Council authorize the installation of temporary traffic control signals at the intersection of Villiers Street and Don Roadway, from May 17, 2022 to May 31, 2023.

 

7. City Council authorize an all way stop control at the intersection of Villiers Street and Saulter Street South, from May 17, 2022 to May 31, 2023.

 

8. City Council designate the northerly westbound lane on Villiers Street, from Cherry Street to a point 40 metres east, for westbound right turns only, from May 17, 2022 to May 17, 2023.

 

9. City Council designate the southerly westbound lane on Villiers Street, from Cherry Street to a point 40 metres east, for westbound left turns only, from May 17, 2022 to May 31, 2023.

 

10. City Council direct that Commissioners Street, Don Roadway, Villiers Street and Saulter Street South be returned to pre-construction traffic and parking regulations when the project is completed.

Origin

(April 11, 2022) Report from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services

Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Commissioners Street, City Council approval is required. The TTC service has been rerouted along Villiers Street and Saulter Street South.

 

Waterfront Toronto, City of Toronto, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and the Toronto Port Lands Company (TPLC) have developed the Port Lands Flood Protection Project (PLFPP) to protect the Lower Don Lands and adjacent areas from potential loss of life and costly flood damage associated with a flood event, while triggering economic development. The solution involves creating two additional outlets for the Don River, which ultimately will be surrounded by new parks, green space and public realm enhancements. Several roads within the Port Lands area will be impacted.

 

City Council, at its meeting on November 26, 2019, authorized a full closure of Commissioners Street, from Cherry Street to 120 metres east of Don Roadway from October 30, 2019 to May 16, 2022; and a full closure of Don Roadway, from Villiers Street to Commissioners Street, from October 30, 2019 to May 16, 2022.

 

Waterfront Toronto has requested an extension of the duration of the road closures on Commissioners Street and Don Roadway, in order to complete the road reconstruction. Based on the information provided by Waterfront Toronto, the site has experienced issues with poor soil conditions and design approvals for utility relocations and enhancements, resulting in construction delays.

 

Transportation Services is requesting authorization to extend the duration of the full closure of Commissioners Street and Don Roadway until May 31, 2023 and August 31, 2024, respectively.

Background Information (Community Council)

(April 11, 2022) Revised Report from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services - Port Lands Flood Protection and Enabling Infrastructure - Construction Staging Time Extension
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-224543.pdf
(April 1, 2022) Report and Attachment from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services - Port Lands Flood Protection and Enabling Infrastructure - Construction Staging Time Extension
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-223947.pdf

TE32.53 - Parking Amendments - High Park Avenue

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
4 - Parkdale - High Park
Attention
Bill 393 has been submitted on this Item.

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council amend the existing parking prohibition in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Monday to Friday, except public holidays on the west side of High Park Avenue between Bloor Street West and Humberside Avenue to be in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. daily, between Bloor Street West and a point 59.1 metres further north.

 

2.  City Council prohibit parking from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on the west side of High Park Avenue between a point 81.8 metres north of Bloor Street West and Glenlake Avenue.

 

3.  City Council prohibit parking from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on the west side of High Park Avenue between Glenlake Avenue and Humberside Avenue.

 

4.  City Council prohibit stopping at all times on the west side of High Park Avenue between a point 59.1 metres north of Bloor Street West and a point 22.7 metres further north.

Origin

(April 1, 2022) Report from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services

Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on High Park Avenue, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

Transportation Services is recommending that stopping be prohibited on the west side of High Park Avenue, in the vicinity of High Park Subway Station driveway loop.  The proposed amendment will deter vehicles from parking/stopping on the west side of High Park Avenue, just south of the High Park Subway Station driveway loop, improving maneuverability and sight lines for TTC buses turning between High Park Avenue and the driveway. 

Background Information (Community Council)

(April 1, 2022) Report and Attachment from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services - Parking Amendments - High Park Avenue
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-223925.pdf

TE32.57 - Accessible Parking Space - Lansdowne Avenue (Non-Delegated)

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
9 - Davenport
Attention
Bills 394 and 395 have been submitted on this Item.

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council designate an on-street accessible parking space on the west side of Lansdowne Avenue, between a point 180.7 metres north of Whytock Avenue and a point 5.5 metres further north.

 

2.  City Council amend the existing maximum one-hour parking regulation in effect on both sides of Lansdowne Avenue, between College Street and Whytock Avenue to be in effect on the west side.

Origin

(April 1, 2022) Report from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services

Summary

As the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates a transit service on Lansdowne Avenue, City Council approval of this report is required.

 

Transportation Services is requesting approval for the installation of an on-street accessible parking space on the west side of Lansdowne Avenue.

 

During the course of the investigation, it was noted that there is a discrepancy between posted signs and the by-law. Recommendation 2 will correct the inconsistency.

Background Information (Community Council)

(April 1, 2022) Report from the Director, Traffic Management, Transportation Services - Accessible Parking Space - Lansdowne Avenue (Non-Delegated)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-223950.pdf

TE32.64 - Endorsement of Events for Liquor Licensing Purposes

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
9 - Davenport, 11 - University - Rosedale

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council endorse the applications listed below for extensions to licensed areas as set out in Attachment 1 and direct the City Clerk to issue a letter of municipal significance and non-objection to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario:

 

- Big on Bloor

- Taste of Little Italy.

 

Community Council Decision Advice and Other Information

The Toronto and East York Community Council declared the following to be events of municipal significance for liquor licensing purposes:

 

- Big on Bloor

- Taste of Little Italy.

Origin

(March 31, 2022) Report from The City Clerk

Summary

The City Clerk's Office has received two requests for municipal endorsement for temporary liquor licence extensions that do not meet the criteria of the delegated authority.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 31, 2022) Report and Attachment from the City Clerk - Endorsement of Events for Liquor Licensing Purposes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-223623.pdf

TE32.65 - Parking Amendments in front of 17 High Park Avenue - Early Learning Centre

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
4 - Parkdale - High Park
Attention
Bill 396 has been submitted on this Item.

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that: 

 

1. City Council amend the existing maximum 15 minute parking regulation in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday on the east side of High Park Avenue from a point 51 metres north of Bloor Street West and a point 21 metres further north to be in effect from 7:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.  

 

2. City Council prohibit parking from 7:00 a.m. to 7:15 a.m., Monday to Friday on the east side of High Park Avenue from a point 51 metres north of Bloor Street West and a point 21 metres further north.

Origin

(March 21, 2022) Letter from Councillor Gord Perks, Ward 4, Parkdale-High Park

Summary

Users of the Early Learning Centre at 17 High Park Avenue expressed concerns about vehicles that remain in the pick-up / drop-off spot in the mornings. Transportation staff have provided the below recommendations.

Background Information (Community Council)

(March 21, 2022) Letter from Councillor Gord Perks, Ward 4, Parkdale-High Park - Parking amendments in front of 17 High Park Avenue - Early Learning Centre
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-223953.pdf

TE32.77 - Speed Limit Reduction - Queens Quay East

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
10 - Spadina - Fort York
Attention
Bill 397 has been submitted on this Item.

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council reduce the speed limit from 50 km/h to 40 km/h on Queens Quay East, between Yonge Street and Parliament Street.

Origin

(April 21, 2022) Letter from Councillor Joe Cressy, Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York

Summary

Queens Quay East between Yonge Street and Parliament Street is classified as a minor arterial with a speed limit of 50 km/h.

 

This rapidly developing waterfront precinct has numerous residential, institutional, commercial, and office uses already opened, in addition to new parks and public spaces.

 

The street is planned to be revitalized through a Waterfront Toronto project. A number of traffic regulation updates and interim traffic control measures are being implemented at this time to bridge the period before the street is rebuilt, to allow safe use for the new community and its many visitors.

 

As part of this transition to a new Queens Quay East, it is recommended that the speed limit be reduced to 40 km/hr to align with the current speed limit on Queens Quay West.

 

TTC service operates on this street.

 

Traffic Operations staff have been consulted on this proposed change and support the recommendation.

Background Information (Community Council)

(April 21, 2022) Letter from Councillor Joe Cressy, Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York - Speed Limit Reduction - Queens Quay East
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-224708.pdf

TE32.78 - Traffic Amendments - Cherry Street and Lake Shore Boulevard East Intersection re-alignment

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
10 - Spadina - Fort York
Attention
Bill 435 has been submitted on this Item.

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council rescind the existing traffic control signals at Lake Shore Boulevard East and Cherry Street (north intersection).

 

2. City Council rescind the existing traffic control signals at Lake Shore Boulevard East and Cherry Street (south intersection).

 

3. City Council authorize the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Lake Shore Boulevard East and Cherry Street.

 

4. City Council prohibit eastbound left turns at all times at the intersection of Lake Shore Boulevard East and Cherry Street.

 

5. City Council prohibit eastbound right turns on a red signal at all times at the intersection of Lake Shore Boulevard East and Cherry Street.

 

6. City Council prohibit westbound left turns at all times at the intersection of Lake Shore Boulevard East and Cherry Street.

 

7. City Council prohibit westbound right turns on a red signal at all times at the intersection of Lake Shore Boulevard East and Cherry Street.

 

8. City Council prohibit southbound right turns on a red signal at all times at the intersection of Lake Shore Boulevard East and Cherry Street.

Origin

(April 21, 2022) Letter from Councillor Joe Cressy, Ward 10, Spadina - Fort York

Summary

As part of the Port Lands Flood Protection Project, new Cherry Street will include sidewalks, multi-use trail, a dedicated transit lane and two lanes of vehicular traffic. It will be built approximately 50 metres west of the existing Cherry Street to preserve the heritage structures located on either side of the existing street, and the intersection of Cherry Street and Lake Shore Boulevard East will be re-aligned as a result.

 

The following recommendations will introduce various traffic by-laws that are required at this new intersection prior to opening.

Background Information (Community Council)

(April 21, 2022) Letter from Councillor Joe Cressy, Ward 10, Spadina - Fort York - Traffic Amendments - Cherry Street and Lake Shore Boulevard East Intersection re-alignment
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-224514.pdf

TE32.79 - 2100 Yonge Street - Minor Variance - Committee of Adjustment

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
12 - Toronto - St. Paul's

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community recommends that:

 

1. City Council permit, pursuant to Subsection 45.(1.4) of the Planning Act, submission of a minor variance application with respect to the properties municipal known as 2100-2110 Yonge Street and 8-12 Manor Road West for relief from site-specific Zoning By-laws 206-2021 and 207-2021 in order to to vary zoning provisions related to the minimum number of 3-bedroom units and require a minimum 10 percent instead of the required 15 percent.

 

2.  In the event such variance is granted, City Council authorize the appropriate City officials to enter into and register on title an agreement to amend the Section 37 Agreement dated March 8, 2021 and registered as Instrument No. AT5674086, in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor, to reflect the lower required percentage of 3-bedroom units.

Origin

(April 14, 2022) Letter from Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 12, Toronto - St. Paul's

Summary

I am writing to you today in regards to a new business item pertaining to the development at 2100 Yonge Street and the developer's wish (Rockport Group) to seek minor variances at the Committee of Adjustment.

 

After launching the project in June 2021, the developer has had the opportunity to better understand the local market's needs.  The developer advises that there is a demand for large 2-bedroom units with larger living spaces and less demand for 3-bedrooms.  Therefore, a requirement of the total number of new 3-bedroom to be reduced from 15% to 10% is needed to best serve local housing needs.

 

The developer has consulted both Oriole Park Association (OPA) and the South Eglinton Davisville Resident's Association (SEDRA) regarding the changes with no objections being raised from either group. I am therefore requesting the following recommendations be presented to Toronto-East York Community Council.

Background Information (Community Council)

(April 14, 2022) Letter from Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 12, Toronto - Centre - 2100 Yonge Street - Minor Variance - Committee of Adjustment
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-224735.pdf

TE32.97 - Traffic Control Signals - Dawes Road and Chapman Avenue

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
19 - Beaches - East York

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Dawes Road and Chapman Avenue.

 

2.  City Council authorize the removal of the existing pedestrian crossover on Dawes Road, immediately north of Chapman Avenue in conjunction with the installation of traffic control signals at Dawes Road and Chapman Avenue.

Origin

(April 21, 2022) Letter from Councillor Brad Bradford, Ward 19, Beaches-East York

Summary

I am requesting that traffic control signals be installed at the intersection of Dawes Road and Chapman Avenue.

Background Information (Community Council)

(April 21, 2022) Letter from Councillor Brad Bradford, Ward 19, Beaches-East York - Traffic Control Signals - Dawes Road and Chapman Avenue
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-224497.pdf

TE32.104 - Temporary Street Parking Relocation on Parliament Street from Carlton Street to South of Winchester Street for Cabbagetown Naturescape, a Ten-Week Summer Festival to Promote Economic Recovery from COVID-19

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
13 - Toronto Centre
Attention
Bills 436 and 437 have been submitted on this Item.

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommend that: 

 

1. City Council rescind the existing parking machine regulation in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday and 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday at a rate of $3.00 per hour and for a maximum period of three hours, on the east side of Parliament Street, between Carlton Street and Winchester Street, from Monday, June 27, 2022 to Wednesday September, 13, 2022.

 

2. City Council rescind the existing parking machine regulation in effect from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday and 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday at a rate of $3.00 per hour and for a maximum period of three hours, on the west side of Parliament Street, between Carlton Street and Winchester Street, from Monday, June 27, 2022 to Wednesday, September, 13, 2022.

 

3. City Council rescind the existing stopping prohibition in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Monday to Friday, public holidays excepted, on the west side of Parliament Street, between Carlton Street and Winchester Street, from Monday, June 27, 2022 to Wednesday, September, 13, 2022.

 

4. City Council prohibit stopping at all times on the east side of Parliament Street, between Carlton Street (east leg) and a point 41.9 metres north, from Monday, June 27, 2022 to Wednesday, September, 13, 2022.

 

5. City Council designate a commercial loading zone to be in effect at all times on the east side of Parliament Street, between a point 41.9 metres north of Carlton Street (east leg) and a point 15.2 metres further north, from Monday, June 27, 2022 to Wednesday, September, 13, 2022.

 

6. City Council prohibit stopping at all times on the east side of Parliament Street, between a point 57.1 metres north of Carlton Street (east leg) and a point 49.5 metres south of Winchester Street, from Monday, June 27, 2022 to Wednesday, September, 13, 2022.

 

7. City Council authorize parking for a maximum period of 15 minutes all times on the east side of Parliament Street, between a point 30.5 metres south of Winchester Street and a point 19 metres further south, from Monday, June 27, 2022 to Wednesday, September, 13, 2022.

 

8. City Council prohibit stopping at all times on the west side of Parliament Street, between a point 32.6 metres north of Carlton Street (west leg) and a point 46.5 metres south of Winchester Street, from Monday, June 27, 2022 to Wednesday, September, 13, 2022.

 

9. City Council authorize parking for a maximum period of 15 minutes at all times on the west side of Parliament Street, between a point 30.5 metres south of Winchester Street and a point 16 metres further south, from Monday, June 27, 2022 to Wednesday, September, 13, 2022.

 

10. City Council authorize a 30 km/h maximum speed limit on Parliament Street, between Carlton Street and Winchester Street, from Monday, June 27, 2022 to Wednesday, September, 13, 2022.

 

11. City Council authorize the appropriate City officials to submit directly to Council at the appropriate time any necessary bills to amend the appropriate City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapters, and any Schedules thereto, to reinstate the traffic and parking regulations to what they were immediately prior to the by-law amendments made in connection with the motion (April 21, 2022).

Origin

(April 21, 2022) Letter from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 13, Toronto - Centre

Summary

The following recommendations are set out to support and allow for the below portion of Parliament Street to be transformed into a ten-week outdoor public realm festival. The street will be animated with natural features to completely redesign the space with logs, stones, tree canopy and other natural features.

 

The goal of this project is to create a safe, natural, and comfortable public realm destination in the Cabbagetown neighbourhood and to foster a high-quality shopping and dining destination to accelerate the economic recovery of the small businesses affected by the pandemic.

The Cabbagetown BIA (CBIA) is the host neighbourhood of this festival and strongly supports this initiative as an important step in helping the local business community redefine itself by establishing a bold new summertime experience. By repurposing existing street parking spots into vibrant, usable park space, the Cabbagetown BIA is supporting the creation of new public spaces for the community and stimulating economic activity in the downtown east.


Designed by Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds, Cabbagetown Naturescape will comprise of five interactive natural parklette islands that will incorporate natural elements into the landscape and add placemaking opportunities, programming spaces and additional seating for residents and businesses.

The Cabbagetown Naturescape project is co-produced by the Cabbagetown BIA and the Office of Councillor Wong-Tam. There have been multiple rounds of local engagement meetings including stakeholder meetings with the BIA members and surveys to assess and manage the needs and expectations of the surrounding businesses and residents to ensure community safety, project targets are achieved.


To date, there have also been multiple rounds of consultation with senior city staff from over ten City of Toronto divisions who have guided and offered key points of insight into the project planning and implementation process and have played a critical role in project discussions from the outset of the design and implementation phase.

Background Information (Community Council)

(April 21, 2022) Revised Letter from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 13, Toronto - Centre - Temporary Street Parking Relocation on Parliament Street from Carlton Street to South of Winchester Street for Cabbagetown Naturescape, a Ten-Week Summer Festival to Promote Economic Recovery from COVID-19
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-224836.pdf
(April 21, 2022) Letter from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 13, Toronto - Centre - Temporary Street Parking Removal on Parliament Street from Carlton Street to South of Winchester Street for Cabbagetown Parkscape, a Ten-Week Summer Festival to Promote Economic Recovery from COVID-19
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-224807.pdf

New Business - Meeting 43

CC43.1 - External Compliance Audit Reports for the Integrity Commissioner, Lobbyist Registrar and Ombudsman Offices for the Year Ended December 31, 2020

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All

Origin

(May 2, 2022) Letter from Mayor John Tory

Summary

The Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 3 ("Accountability Officers"), requires that the City's Accountability Officers undergo an annual audit by an external auditor, a practice that began with the Auditor General. As directed by City Council, the City Manager facilitated the request for proposal process and retained Robert Gore and Associates to undertake this work.

 

The external auditors have completed their review. I am transmitting to City Council the external auditor's reports for the Integrity Commissioner, Lobbyist Registrar and Ombudsman for the year ended December 31, 2020 for information.

Background Information

(May 2, 2022) Transmittal letter from Mayor John Tory on External Compliance Audit Reports for the Integrity Commissioner, Lobbyist Registrar and Ombudsman Offices for the Year Ended December 31, 2020 (CC43.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225249.pdf
(March 19, 2022) Integrity Commissionerís Office of the City of Toronto - Report on the Results of Applying Specified Auditing Procedures to Financial Information Other Than Financial Statements for the Year Ended December 31, 2020
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225250.pdf
(March 19, 2022) Lobbyist Registrarís Office of the City of Toronto - Report on the Results of Applying Specified Auditing Procedures to Financial Information Other Than Financial Statements for the Year Ended December 31, 2020
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225251.pdf
(March 19, 2022) Ombudsmanís Office of the City of Toronto - Report on the Results of Applying Specified Auditing Procedures to Financial Information Other Than Financial Statements for the Year Ended December 31, 2020
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225252.pdf

CC43.2 - Ombudsman Toronto 2021 Annual Report

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
Second Item after Member Motions on Thursday, May 12th

Origin

(April 29, 2022) Report from the Ombudsman

Recommendations

The Ombudsman recommends that:

 

1. City Council receive the Ombudsman Toronto 2021 Annual Report for information.

Summary

Pursuant to section 173(2) of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 and the Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 3, the Ombudsman is required to submit an annual report on the activities of his office directly to City Council.

Background Information

(April 29, 2022) Cover report from the Ombudsman on Ombudsman Toronto 2021 Annual Report (CC43.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225243.pdf
Ombudsman Toronto 2021 Annual Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225244.pdf
Presentation to City Council by the Toronto Ombudsman (CC43.2a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225928.pdf

CC43.3 - 2022 COVID-19 Intergovernmental Funding Update

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
All
Attention
The City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer have submitted a supplementary report on this Item (CC43.3a for information).

Origin

(May 4, 2022) Report from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Recommendations

The City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer recommend that:

 

1. City Council receive this report for information.

Summary

The City continues to experience significant and unprecedented financial impacts, both in the form of added costs and revenue losses as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As reflected in the Council Approved 2022 Operating Budget, it is anticipated that COVID-19 related financial impacts will total $1.4 billion in 2022 across all City Programs and Agencies.

 

At its meeting of April 6 and 7, 2022, City Council considered Item MM42.33 which directed the City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to continue to engage with the Federal and Provincial Governments to obtain funding commitments to fully address remaining COVID-19 related financial impacts anticipated in 2022; to obtain funding commitments for 2022 refugee response costs; and to obtain a firm commitment for the reimbursement of Public Health COVID-19 response and vaccine roll out costs and 2022 supportive housing costs.

 

In the staff report dated April 5, 2022, the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer committed to report back in May 2022 with further actions that may be required to ensure the City maintains a balanced 2022 Operating Budget while preserving service levels across the City, in the absence of full funding commitments from other orders of government.

 

A supplementary report will be presented to City Council in advance of its meeting on May 11, 2022, with further information to reflect the latest funding announcements and implications to the City's 2022 Budget including any impacts to the Capital Plan. Staff are finalizing the analysis based on continued dialogue with other orders of government and within the organization.

Background Information

(May 4, 2022) Report from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on 2022 COVID-19 Intergovernmental Funding Update (CC43.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225416.pdf
(May 10, 2022) Supplementary report from the City Manager and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on 2022 COVID-19 Intergovernmental Funding Update (CC43.3a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225633.pdf

CC43.4 - Vacancies in the Offices of Councillor, Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York and Ward 13, Toronto Centre, and Contingency Plan for Any Further Vacancies

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Wards:
10 - Spadina - Fort York, 13 - Toronto Centre

Origin

(May 4, 2022) Report from the City Clerk

Recommendations

The City Clerk recommends that:  

 

1. City Council declare a vacancy in the office of Councillor, Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York.

 

2. City Council declare a vacancy in the office of Councillor, Ward 13, Toronto Centre.

 

3. City Council schedule a special meeting for Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 9:30 a.m.

to make appointments to the offices of Wards 10 and 13.

 

4. City Council fill the vacancies in Wards 10 and 13 in accordance with the following:

 

a. the City Clerk advertises the vacancy inviting any interested and qualified applicants to seek appointment to City Council;

 

b. interested persons complete a Consent of Nominee and Acknowledgement of Qualifications and provide personal identification showing their name and qualifying address within the City of Toronto;

 

c. the deadline for submitting the required forms to the City Clerk is Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.;

 

d. the City Clerk submits a report with the list of applicants for publication on the agenda of the June 1, 2022 special City Council meeting;

 

e. each applicant is provided the opportunity to address City Council for up to 5 minutes;

 

f. the order in which applicants address City Council is determined by lot drawn by the City Clerk when City Council begins its debate on the item;

 

g. Members of City Council are entitled to ask one question of each candidate;

 

h. City Council votes on the appointment by ballot in accordance with procedures established by the City Clerk; and

 

i. City Council enacts a by-law confirming the appointment of the successful candidates to the offices for the remainder of the term of the present Council.

 

5. If another vacancy on Council occurs before the next meeting of City Council:

 

a. City Council authorize the City Clerk to seek applications from interested persons for appointment to that office;

 

b. City Council hold a special meeting to be scheduled at the call of the Mayor, if required, to make an appointment to that office; and

 

c. City Council fill the vacancy using the same process outlined in Recommendation 4 above, with the following revisions:

 

1. the City Clerk is authorized to establish the deadline for submitting the required forms to the City Clerk;

 

2. the City Clerk submits a report with the list of applicants for publication on the agenda of the special City Council meeting; and

 

3. If City Council is in a position to declare any other office vacant on or before the day of the special meeting scheduled to fill an additional vacancy, Council do so.

Summary

Councillor Joe Cressy has resigned from City Council effective April 30, 2022. Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam has resigned from City Council effective May 4, 2022.   City Council needs to officially declare these two seats vacant and approve a process for the appointment of replacements.

 

A further vacancy may arise depending on the outcome of the Ontario General Election on June 2, 2022. City Council should authorize additional contingency plans.

Background Information

(May 4, 2022) Report from the City Clerk on Vacancies in the Offices of Councillor, Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York and Ward 13, Toronto Centre, and Contingency Plan for Any Further Vacancies (CC43.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225425.pdf

CC43.5 - 462 Wellington Street West - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
10 - Spadina - Fort York
Attention
The Toronto Preservation Board has submitted a transmittal on this Item (CC43.5a with recommendations)

Origin

(May 2, 2022) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Recommendations

The Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning recommends that:

 

1.  City Council state its intention to designate the property at 462 Wellington Street West under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act in accordance with the Statement of Significance: 462 Wellington Street West (Reasons for Designation) attached as Attachment 3, to the report dated May 2, 2022, from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

2.  If there are no objections to the designation, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the Bill in Council designating the property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

Summary

This reports recommends that the City of Toronto state its intention to designate the property at 462 Wellington Street West under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

The property at 462 Wellington Street West is situated on the north side of Wellington Street West between Portland Street and Spadina Avenue in the King-Spadina neighbourhood. It contains the Northrop & Lyman Co. Building, a five-storey factory/warehouse type building that was constructed in 1917 for Northrop & Lyman Co. Ltd, one of the largest dealers in patent medicines in the country, according to the designs of Leon S. Yolles and Chapman & McGiffenn, the latter who designed such notable buildings as Knox College at the University of Toronto. The property is fashioned in the Edwardian Classical style. The property was occupied by the company for the greater portion of the 20th century and now serves as an office building. The property continues to 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 property at 462 Wellington Street West was included on the City of Toronto's Heritage Register on November 21 and 23, 1973. At the time, the property was known as the Houlding Knitwear Building as Houlding Knitwear was a later occupant.[1] The property is located within the proposed King-Spadina Heritage Conservation District, adopted by City Council in 2017 and currently under appeal.

 

Staff have completed the Research and Evaluation Report for the property at 462 Wellington Street West and determined that the property meets Ontario Regulation 9/06, the criteria prescribed for municipal designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act under design and physical, historical and associative, and contextual values. As such, the property is a significant built heritage resource.

 

In 2019, a Zoning By-law Amendment application was submitted to the City that proposes to amend the zoning by-law to permit a 15-storey (50 metres) mixed-use building with office, retail and senior's retirement residential uses, including a total of 134 independent, assisted living and memory-care dwelling units and suites. The proposal includes a total of 23,053 square metres of gross floor area, of which 7,850 square metres is proposed for non-residential uses. The existing heritage building is situated on the west portion of the site and is currently occupied with office uses. The heritage building is proposed to be conserved and re-used for office purposes with retail uses at grade. A Privately-Owned and Publicly-Accessible Open Space (POPS) is proposed at the north end of the site. 

 

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. The Bill 108 Amendments to the Ontario Heritage Act 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 Ontario Heritage Act now restricts City Council's ability to give notice of its intention to designate a property under the Act to within 90 days after the City Clerk gives notice of a complete application.

 

The application currently under review was deemed complete prior to the new legislation coming into force.

 

A Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) prepared by Philip Goldsmith Architects on December 14, 2021 has been reviewed and the proposed conservation strategy is currently to the satisfaction of Heritage Planning. Should City Council support the designation of the subject property the proposed alterations and conditions will require the approval of City Council and a separate report will be forthcoming.

Background Information

(May 2, 2022) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on 462 Wellington Street West - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act and Attachments 1-3 (CC43.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225352.pdf
(May 10, 2022) Transmittal from the Toronto Preservation Board on 462 Wellington Street West - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act (CC43.5a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225707.pdf

CC43.6 - 508 and 510 Church Street - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
13 - Toronto Centre
Attention
The Toronto Preservation Board has submitted a transmittal on this Item (CC43.6a with recommendations)

Origin

(May 2, 2022) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning

Recommendations

The Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning recommends that:

 

1.  City Council state its intention to designate the properties at 508 and 510 Church Street under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act in accordance with the Statement of Significance: 508 and 510 Church Street (Reasons for Designation) attached as Attachment 3 to the report dated May 2, 2022 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

2.  If there are no objections to the designation, City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the Bill in Council designating the properties under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

Summary

This report recommends that City Council state its intention to designate the properties at 508 and 510 Church Street under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

The properties at 508 and 510 Church Street comprise two adjoining structures, originally constructed as part of a row of six residences (508-518 Church Street) in c.1856-1858, along with a surviving nineteenth-century coach house to the rear of 508 Church Street. The primary structures constitute a unique example of semi-detached house-form buildings from the mid-nineteenth century, which have since evolved for commercial use. They are notable for their asymmetrical configuration and details that demonstrate the influence of the Romanesque Revival style.

 

Since 1994 the integrated properties have been the home of Crews, later Crews and Tangos, a storied venue for drag performances and queer gatherings. The properties are a cultural landmark within the Church and Wellesley Village and for Toronto's broader LGBTQ2S+ community. Additionally, the mural added in 2013 for World Pride contributes to the building's status as a visual landmark.

 

Staff have completed the Research and Evaluation Report for the properties at 508 and 510 Church Street and determined that the properties meet Ontario Regulation 9/06, the criteria prescribed for municipal designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, on the basis of their design/physical, historical/associative, and contextual values. As such, the properties are significant built heritage resources.

 

An Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment application was submitted to the City in 2020, which proposes the partial retention of the primary structures at 508 and 510 Church Street and demolition of the coach house in the rear of the properties.

 

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. The Bill 108 Amendments to the Ontario Heritage Act 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 Ontario Heritage Act now restricts City Council's ability to give notice of its intention to designate a property under the Act to within 90 days after the City Clerk gives notice of a complete application.

 

This application predates Bill 108, therefore the designation of this property is not subject to Section 29(1.2).

 

A Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) is required for all development applications that affect listed and designated properties and will be considered when determining how a heritage property is to be conserved. An HIA for 506-516 Church Street was prepared by ERA Architects and submitted to the City in December 2021.

 

Designation also enables City Council to review proposed alterations or demolitions to the property and enforce heritage property standards and maintenance.

Background Information

(May 2, 2022) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on 508 and 510 Church Street - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act and Attachments 1 to 3 (CC43.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225355.pdf
(May 10, 2022) Transmittal from the Toronto Preservation Board on 508 and 510 Church Street - Notice of Intention to Designate a Property under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act (CC43.6a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225708.pdf

CC43.7 - 2 Valleyanna Drive - Zoning By-law Amendment Application and Proposed Designation By-law Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - Request for Directions

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
15 - Don Valley West
Attention
See also Item CC43.8

Confidential Attachment - Advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege and information regarding litigation

Origin

(May 3, 2022) Report from the City Solicitor

Recommendations

The City Solicitor recommends that:

 

1.  City Council adopt the recommendations contained in the Confidential Attachment 1 to the City Solicitor report dated May 3, 2022.

 

2.  City Council authorize the public release of the Confidential Appendix A, Confidential Appendix B, and the confidential recommendations in Confidential Attachment 1 of the report and, if adopted by City Council.

 

3.  City Council direct that all other information contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report remain confidential at the discretion of the City Solicitor, as it contains advice and information which is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

Summary

The purpose of this report is to request further instructions for the Ontario Land Tribunal ("Tribunal") proceeding that is currently scheduled for a ten day hearing beginning July 11, 2022.  The applicant has appealed the proposed zoning by-law amendment application for 2 Valleyanna Drive due to Council's failure to make a decision on the application within the time prescribed by the Planning Act.

 

On July 14 and 15, 2021, City Council directed the City Solicitor, along with appropriate staff, to oppose the appeal.

 

The Applicant has also appealed the City's proposed designation of 2 Valleyanna Drive under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.  That appeal also rests with the Tribunal, but the timing for that hearing is not yet determined.

Background Information

(May 3, 2022) Report from the City Solicitor on 2 Valleyanna Drive - Zoning By-law Amendment Application and Proposed Designation By-law Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act - Request for Directions (CC43.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225387.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - Confidential Information
Confidential Appendix A - Confidential Information - Part 1 - made public on May 20, 2022
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225389.pdf
Confidential Appendix A - Confidential Information - Part 2 - made public on May 20, 2022
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225430.pdf
Confidential Appendix A - Confidential Information - Part 3 - made public on May 20, 2022
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225431.pdf
Confidential Appendix B - Confidential Information - made public on May 20, 2022
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225390.pdf

CC43.8 - Alterations to Designated Heritage Property, 2 Valleyanna Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
15 - Don Valley West
Attention
The Toronto Preservation Board has submitted a transmittal on this Item (CC43.8a with recommendations)

See also Item CC43.7

Confidential Attachment - Litigation or potential litigation that affects the City of Toronto and advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege

Origin

(April 26, 2022) Report from the City Solicitor

Recommendations

The City Solicitor recommends that:

 

1.  City Council adopt the confidential recommendations contained in Confidential Attachment 1.

 

2.  City Council authorize the public release of the instructions in Confidential Attachment 1 if adopted by City Council, with the balance of the Confidential Attachment 1 to remain confidential as it contains advice which is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek instruction with respect to an application to alter a property that Council has stated its intention to designate, with that designation being appealed to the Ontario Land Tribunal ("OLT") along with an associated application to rezone the site. An OLT hearing has been scheduled for July 11-22, 2022.

Background Information

(April 26, 2022) Report from the City Solicitor on Alterations to Designated Heritage Property, 2 Valleyanna Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement (CC43.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225064.pdf
Public Attachment 1 - Heritage Impact Assessment for 2 Valleyanna Drive prepared by ERA Architects dated April 11, 2022 (including architectural plans at pages 80-89) - Part 1
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225065.pdf
Public Attachment 1 - Heritage Impact Assessment for 2 Valleyanna Drive prepared by ERA Architects dated April 11, 2022 (including architectural plans at pages 80-89) - Part 2
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225092.pdf
Public Attachment 1 - Heritage Impact Assessment for 2 Valleyanna Drive prepared by ERA Architects dated April 11, 2022 (including architectural plans at pages 80-89) - Part 3
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225094.pdf
Public Attachment 1 - Heritage Impact Assessment for 2 Valleyanna Drive prepared by ERA Architects dated April 11, 2022 (including architectural plans at pages 80-89) - Part 4
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225093.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - Confidential Information
(May 10, 2022) Transmittal from the Toronto Preservation Board on Alterations to Designated Heritage Property, 2 Valleyanna Under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement (CC43.8a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225709.pdf

CC43.9 - Port Lands Official Plan Modification Ontario Land Tribunal Appeals (Phase 2) - Request for Further Direction - Toronto District School Board/Toronto Lands Corporation Request

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
14 - Toronto - Danforth

Confidential Attachment - Litigation that affects the City of Toronto and advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege

Origin

(May 2, 2022) Report from the City Solicitor

Recommendations

The City Solicitor recommends that:

 

1.  City Council adopt the confidential recommendations contained in Confidential Attachment 1.

 

2.  City Council authorize the public release of the confidential recommendations contained in Confidential Attachment 1, and Confidential Appendix A to Confidential Attachment 1, once adopted by City Council.

 

3.  City Council direct that the remainder of Confidential Attachment 1 is to remain confidential at the discretion of the City Solicitor, as it contains information that is subject to solicitor-client and settlement privilege.

Summary

The Port Lands Official Plan Modification (the "Port Lands OPM" or "OPM") was first endorsed by City Council in December of 2017.  Several appellants of the Central Waterfront Secondary Plan ("OPA 257" or "CWSP"), including public agencies, existing industries, and private owners with development aspirations, raised issues with the Port Lands OPM.  Given the large number of parties and issues, the hearing of the Port Lands issues was planned to be phased.

 

Land Use and Transportation issues were resolved through negotiation and settlement discussions in the first Phase of the proceedings, resulting in a Decision and Order of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal in May of 2021.  The bulk of the remaining issues were also resolved through negotiation and settlement discussions which resulted in policy modifications which will be presented to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) at a settlement hearing scheduled for May 19, 2022.

 

The purpose of this report is to seek Council direction in respect of a further modification to the Port Lands Area Specific Policies to address a concern recently raised by the Toronto District School Board/Toronto Lands Corporation (TDSB/TLC).  City Planning has been involved in the preparation of this report.

Background Information

(May 2, 2022) Report from the City Solicitor on Port Lands Official Plan Modification Ontario Land Tribunal Appeals (Phase 2) - Request for Further Direction - Toronto District School Board/Toronto Lands Corporation Request (CC43.9)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225343.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - Confidential Information
Confidential Appendix A - Confidential Information - made public on May 20, 2022
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225345.pdf

CC43.10 - 875 The Queensway - Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Request for Directions Regarding Ontario Land Tribunal Hearing

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
3 - Etobicoke - Lakeshore

Confidential Attachment - Litigation or potential litigation that affects the City or one of its agencies or corporations and advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege

Origin

(May 2, 2022) Report from the City Solicitor

Recommendations

The City Solicitor recommends that:

 

1.  City Council adopt the recommendations contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to this report.

 

2.  City Council authorize the public release of the confidential recommendations contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to this report, if adopted by City Council.

 

3.  City Council authorize public release of Confidential Attachments 2 and 3 to this report, if the confidential recommendations contained in Confidential Attachment 1 are adopted by City Council.

 

4.  City Council direct that all other information contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to remain confidential at the discretion of the City Solicitor, as it contains advice subject to solicitor-client privilege.

Summary

Format Queensway Limited Partnership (the "Applicant") is the owner of the property municipally known as 875 The Queensway (the "Subject Site"), located approximately mid-block between Plastics Avenue and Canmotor Avenue, on the south side of The Queensway.  The Subject Site is currently vacant, but was previously used for a gas station and car wash.  To the east of the Subject Site is an 11-storey residential building that is currently being constructed, and to the west of the Subject Site is a 1-storey commercial building.

 

On March 22, 2021, the Applicant submitted a Zoning By-law Amendment application to amend the former City of Etobicoke Zoning Code (Site Specific Zoning By-law No. 514-2003) (the "Application") to permit the redevelopment of the Subject Site with a 14-storey mixed-use building containing 183 residential units and 185 square metres of non-residential gross floor area at grade (the "Development").  The proposed Development would have a Floor Space Index ("FSI") of 6.61 times the area of the lot and an overall Gross Floor Area ("GFA") of 13,923 square metres.  A total of 159 vehicular parking spaces are proposed in a three-level below-grade garage and 138 bicycle parking spaces are also proposed on-site.

 

On June 4, 2021, the Applicant appealed the Application to the Ontario Land Tribunal (the "OLT") due to the City's failure to make a decision within the prescribed time period set out in the Planning Act.  The appeal is known as OLT File OLT-21-001071.

 

To date, the OLT has held one case management conference on November 16, 2021.  In addition to the City and the Applicant, Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. ("Costco") is also a party to the appeal.  Costco owns and operates a commercial warehouse membership club store to the south-east of the Subject Site.

 

The appeal is currently scheduled to be heard by the OLT during a 7-day hearing on October 3 to 12, 2022.

 

The purpose of this report is to request further instructions regarding the OLT appeal and upcoming hearing.

 

City Planning has been consulted in the preparation of this report.

Background Information

(May 2, 2022) Report from the City Solicitor on 875 The Queensway - Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Request for Directions Regarding Ontario Land Tribunal Hearing (CC43.10)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225325.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - Confidential Recommendations and Confidential Information
Confidential Attachment 2 - Confidential Information - made public on May 20, 2022
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225327.pdf
Confidential Attachment 3 - Confidential Information - made public on May 20, 2022
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225328.pdf

CC43.11 - 1124 - 1130 Islington Avenue - Development Charges - Section 20 Complaint

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
3 - Etobicoke - Lakeshore

Confidential Attachment - Litigation that affects the City of Toronto and advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege

Origin

(May 2, 2022) Report from the City Solicitor

Recommendations

The City Solicitor recommends that:

 

1.  City Council adopt the confidential instructions to staff in Confidential Attachment 1.

 

2.  City Council authorize the public release of the recommendations set out in Confidential Attachment 1, once adopted by City Council, and that the confidential information contained in Confidential Attachment 1 remain confidential in its entirety, as it contains advice which is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

Summary

This report concerns an appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal from a complaint filed pursuant to section 20 of the Development Charges Act, 1997, regarding development charge payments made by the owner in respect of building permits issued to allow the construction of new buildings at 1124, 1128 and 1130 Islington Avenue.

Background Information

(May 2, 2022) Report from the City Solicitor on 1124 - 1130 Islington Avenue - Development Charges - Section 20 Complaint (CC43.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225335.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - Confidential Information

CC43.12 - 2872, 2880 and 2882 Kingston Road - Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Request for Direction

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
20 - Scarborough Southwest

Confidential Attachment - Advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege and information regarding potential litigation

Origin

(May 2, 2022) Report from the City Solicitor

Recommendations

The City Solicitor recommends that:

 

1.  City Council adopt the recommendations contained in the Confidential Attachment 1 to this report.

 

2.  If the confidential recommendations in Confidential Attachment 1 are adopted by City Council, City Council authorize the public release of:

 

a.  the confidential recommendations in Confidential Attachment 1, but that the remainder of Confidential Attachment 1 remain confidential as it contains advice which is subject to solicitor-client privilege; and

 

b.  Confidential Attachment 2.

Summary

Artlife Developments (the "Applicant") is the owner of the property municipally known as 2872, 2880 and 2882 Kingston Road (the "Subject Site").  The Applicant applied for amendments to Cliffcrest Community By-law 9396 and City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 (the "Application") in order to facilitate a 10-storey mixed-use building containing 145 dwelling units and 295 square metres of ground floor commercial space with a total gross floor area of 9,437 square metres (the "Original Application").

 

On March 10, 2021, City Council adopted the recommendations of Community Planning staff to refuse the Applications.  The Applicant appealed City Council's decision to the Ontario Land Tribunal (the "OLT").  The appeal was assigned Case No. PL210208. In its decision dated October 6, 2021, the OLT set an 8-day hearing of the appeal to commence on June 28, 2022.

Background Information

(May 2, 2022) Report from the City Solicitor on 2872, 2880 and 2882 Kingston Road - Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Request for Direction (CC43.12)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225318.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - Confidential Recommendations and Confidential Information
Confidential Attachment 2 - Confidential Information - made public on May 20, 2022
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225320.pdf

CC43.13 - 1221 Markham Road - Minor Variance and Site Plan Control Appeals - Request for Further Direction

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
24 - Scarborough - Guildwood

Confidential Attachment - Advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege and information regarding potential litigation

Origin

(May 2, 2022) Report from the City Solicitor

Recommendations

The City Solicitor recommends that:

 

1.  City Council adopt the recommendations contained in the Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (May 2, 2022) from the City Solicitor.

 

2.  City Council authorize the public release of the confidential recommendations contained in the Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (May 2, 2022) from the City Solicitor if the confidential recommendations in Confidential Attachment 1 are adopted by City Council.

 

3.  City Council direct that all other information contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (May 2, 2022) from the City Solicitor is to remain confidential at the discretion of the City Solicitor, as it contains advice which is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

Summary

On April 21, 2011 the former Ontario Municipal Board issued a decision approving the Zoning By-law Amendment for the property municipally known as 1221 Markham (the "Site").  Pursuant to the approved Zoning By-law Amendment, the Apartment (A) zoning on the Site continues to be regulated under the former City of Scarborough Woburn Community Zoning By-law No. 9510, as amended.  The Zoning By-law Amendment established new development permissions for 733 dwelling units in three apartment towers and 62,165 square metres of overall gross floor area density in return for the owner providing, prior to the first building permit for any phase of the development, $440,000 toward community benefits under Section 37 of the Planning Act.  Of this amount $240,000 was allocated toward improvements to Woburn Park, and $200,000.00 allocated toward improvements to the Scarborough Animal Shelter and/or streetscape improvements to public roads in the vicinity of the site.

 

As there was no draft plan of subdivision application involved, the requirement for the owner to construct and convey a new public street along the south and east portions of the Site, as identified through the 2009 Markham-Ellesmere Revitalization Study, was also secured through the Section 37 Agreement as a legal convenience.

 

The original owner did not proceed with the redevelopment on the Site.  In July 2020 the new owner submitted a significantly more comprehensive Site Plan Control application (20 171710 ESC 24 SA) (the "Site Plan Control Application") for a similar three tower development.  Through the review process it became apparent that zoning relief would be required to accommodate the more detailed site plan and building designs now proposed.  The proposed Site Plan includes additional 146 dwelling units (totalling 879 units) and 13,595 square metres of additional density (totalling 75,760 square metres), along with a number of height variances.  Additionally the new owner is seeking a revision to the registered Section 37 Agreement to adjust the timing obligations for the construction of the new public street and its conveyance to the City.

 

In October 2021 the owner submitted a minor variance application (Application 21 228990 ESC 24 MV (A0347/21SC)) (the "Minor Variance Application") to secure a total of 28 variances, some by necessity replicating similar variances to development standards specific to each of the three buildings.  Planning staff concluded that the matter should be presented to City Council for consideration, having regard for the number of variances, the increase in the unit count and density, as well as the proposed amendments to the registered Section 37 Agreement in order to secure design, construction and conveyance of the new public road.  Accordingly, Planning staff recommended that the Committee of Adjustment refuse the Minor Variance Application.  At its hearing on December 8, 2021, the Committee of Adjustment refused the Minor Variance Application.

 

On December 13, 2021 the owner appealed the Site Plan Control Application to the Ontario Land Tribunal (the "OLT"), citing the City’s failure to approve the Site Plan within 30 days of its submission, as provided in section 114 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006.  On December 14, 2021, the owner also appealed the Committee of Adjustment’s decision on the Minor Variance Application to the OLT, requesting that the two appeals be consolidated for a joint hearing.

 

On April 28, 2022 the OLT held the first Case Management Conference in these appeals.  The second Case Management Conference is currently scheduled to take place on June 21, 2022.

 

The purpose of this report is to request further instructions in advance of the second Case Management Conference. City Planning has been involved in the preparation of this report.

Background Information

(May 2, 2022) Report from the City Solicitor on 1221 Markham Road - Minor Variance and Site Plan Control Appeals - Request for Further Direction (CC43.13)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225316.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - Confidential Information

CC43.14 - King-Spadina Secondary Plan - City-initiated Official Plan Amendment - Request for Directions

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
10 - Spadina - Fort York
Attention
The City Solicitor has submitted a supplementary report on this Item (CC43.14a with recommendations)

Confidential Attachment - Advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege and information regarding potential litigation

Origin

(May 2, 2022) Report from the City Solicitor

Recommendations

The City Solicitor recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct that all information contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (May 2, 2022) from the City Solicitor is to remain confidential at the discretion of the City Solicitor, as it contains advice which is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

Summary

On January 29, 2020, City Council adopted Official Plan Amendment 486, which amended the existing Chapter 6, Section 16, King-Spadina Secondary Plan of the Official Plan.  The Secondary Plan was subsequently appealed to the Ontario Land Tribunal (the "OLT") by 46 appellants. On December 15-17, 2021, City Council provided directions to the City Solicitor regarding the appeals of OPA 486.

 

The purpose of this report is to request further instructions in this matter which is the subject of an appeal to the OLT.

Background Information

(May 2, 2022) Report from the City Solicitor on King-Spadina Secondary Plan - City-initiated Official Plan Amendment - Request for Directions (CC43.14)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225321.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - Confidential Information
(May 10, 2022) Supplementary report from the City Solicitor on King-Spadina Secondary Plan - City-initiated Official Plan Amendment - Request for Directions (CC43.14a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225727.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - Confidential Recommendations and Confidential Information
Confidential Appendix A to Confidential Attachment 1 - Confidential Information

CC43.15 - Official Plan Amendment 144 - St. Clair West Avenue Study - Update and Request for Direction Regarding Ontario Land Tribunal Hearing

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
5 - York South - Weston

Confidential Attachment - Advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege and information regarding potential litigation

Origin

(May 2, 2022) Report from the City Solicitor

Recommendations

The City Solicitor recommends that:

 

1.  City Council adopt the recommendations contained in the Confidential Attachment 1 to this report.

 

2.  City Council authorize the public release of the confidential recommendations contained in the Confidential Attachment 1 and Confidential Attachments A and B, if adopted by City Council.

 

3.  City Council direct that all other information contained in Confidential Attachment 1 are to remain confidential at the discretion of the City Solicitor.

Summary

On September 22, 2011, City Council adopted Official Plan Amendment 144 (through By-law 1168-2011) ("OPA 144").  OPA 144 was the result of the St. Clair West Avenue Study for the segment west of Keele Street/Weston Road to Scarlett Road, which was undertaken by City staff between 2009 and 2011.  The effect of OPA 144 was to redesignate the lands on both the north and south sides of St. Clair Avenue to Mixed Use Areas.  At the same meeting, City Council also passed corresponding Zoning By-law 1169-2011 and 1170-2011, which made amendments to parent Zoning By-law 438-86 to implement the direction of the OPA 144.

 

OPA 144 and the implementing by-laws were appealed to the then-Ontario Municipal Board (now, the Ontario Land Tribunal) (the "Tribunal") by four landowners.

 

On July 15, 2016, the Tribunal issued an Order bringing By-law 1169-2011, and portions of OPA 144 into force for the lands west of Runnymede Road, without prejudice to the continuation of the appeals of OPA 144 east of Runnymede Road.

 

A copy of OPA 144 (By-law 1168-2011) can be found at the following link: http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/bylaws/2011/law1168.pdf

 

A copy of Zoning By-law 1169-2011 can be found at the following link: http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/bylaws/2011/law1169.pdf

 

A copy of Zoning By-law 1170-2011 can be found at the following link:

https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/bylaws/2011/law1170.pdf

 

The purpose of this report is to provide an update to City Council on the status of the Tribunal proceeding and request further instructions.

 

City Planning has been involved in the preparation of this report.

Background Information

(May 2, 2022) Report from the City Solicitor on Official Plan Amendment 144 - St. Clair West Avenue Study - Update and Request for Direction Regarding Ontario Land Tribunal Hearing (CC43.15)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225346.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - Confidential Recommendations and Confidential Information
Confidential Attachment A - Confidential Information - made public on May 20, 2022
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225348.pdf
Confidential Attachment B - Confidential Information - made public on May 20, 2022
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225349.pdf

CC43.16 - 50, 60 and 90 Eglinton Avenue West and 17 to 19 Henning Avenue - Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Request for Further Directions Regarding Ontario Land Tribunal Hearing

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
8 - Eglinton - Lawrence

Confidential Attachment - Litigation or potential litigation that affects the City or one of its agencies or corporations and advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege

Origin

(May 2, 2022) Report from the City Solicitor

Recommendations

The City Solicitor recommends that:

 

1.  City Council adopt the recommendations contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to this report.

 

2.  City Council authorize the public release of the confidential recommendations contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to this report, if adopted by City Council.

 

3.  City Council authorize public release of Confidential Attachment 2 to this report, if the confidential recommendations contained in Confidential Attachment 1 are adopted by City Council.

 

4.  City Council direct that all other information contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to remain confidential at the discretion of the City Solicitor, as it contains advice subject to solicitor-client privilege.

Summary

2498703 Ontario Inc., 2498704 Ontario Inc., 60 Eglinton West Limited, and

90 Eglinton Avenue West Limited (the "Applicant" or "Madison") are the owner of the properties municipally known as 50, 60 and 90 Eglinton Avenue West and 17 to 19 Henning Avenue (the "Subject Site"), occupying the block between Duplex Avenue and Henning Avenue and fronting onto Eglinton Avenue West.  The Subject Site is one block west of the intersection of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue.

 

The Subject Site is currently occupied by a former-Toronto Hydro heritage building at 50 Eglinton Avenue West, a vacant 3-storey hydro depot building at 60 Eglinton Avenue West, a 6-storey office building with one level of underground parking at 90 Eglinton Avenue West, and two 2-storey semi-detached dwellings at 17 and 19 Henning Avenue.  North of the Subject Site are predominantly residential Neighbourhoods designated lands.  East of the site is the Yonge-Eglinton Centre and the Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue intersection.  South of the Subject Property is a 4-storey building housing the Toronto Police Services headquarters for 53 Division.  Finally, west of the Subject Site along Eglinton Avenue West are various office buildings and residential apartment buildings ranging from 4-storeys to 13-storeys and Eglinton Park.

 

The Subject Site is a consolidation of two previously separate development sites: 90 Eglinton Avenue West and 17 and 19 Henning Avenue ("90 Eglinton") and 50 and 60 Eglinton Avenue West ("50-60 Eglinton").  Both 90 Eglinton and 50-60 Eglington have existing development approvals.

 

In 2017, City Council approved official plan and zoning by-law amendment applications for 90 Eglinton to permit the development of a 24-storey mixed-use building.  As part of the 90 Eglinton approval, an indexed Section 37 contribution of $1,000,000 was required to be provided by the owner to the City for the purpose of improvements to Eglinton Park.  In addition, the developer agreed to provide an off-site parkland dedication at 61 Montgomery Avenue to satisfy its parkland contribution requirements.  The 90 Eglinton approvals are in-force as site-specific by-laws 824-2017, 825-2017, and 826-2017.

 

In 2019, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (the "LPAT", now continuing as the Ontario Land Tribunal "OLT") approved a settlement regarding a zoning by-law amendment application for 50-60 Eglinton to permit the development of a 32-storey mixed-use building with a 2-3 storey base podium element.  The 50-60 Eglinton settlement included a conservation strategy for the Toronto Hydro heritage building at 50 Eglinton Avenue West that included the provision of a minimum 3 metre wide double height walkway/colonnade within the existing building along Eglinton Avenue West and Duplex Avenue.  As part of the 50-60 Eglinton approval, an indexed Section 37 contribution of $2,500,000 was required to be provided by the owner to the City.  The Section 37 contribution was intended to be allocated as follows: $1,500,000 to public realm improvements in the previous Ward 16 (now Ward 8) and $1,000,000 to local park improvements in Ward 16 (now Ward 8), including Eglinton Park.  In addition, the developer agreed to provide an off-site parkland dedication at 58 Helendale Avenue and an indexed cash-in-lieu contribution of $900,000 to satisfy its parkland contribution requirements.  The LPAT withheld its final order pending the completion of certain pre-approval conditions to the satisfaction of the City.  The conditions have not been completed at this time.

 

The Applicant has now consolidated 90 Eglinton and 50-60 Eglinton under single ownership.  On December 15, 2020 the Applicant submitted a revised zoning by-law amendment application (the "Application") for the entire consolidated Subject Site.  The new development proposes two residential towers of 34 storeys (west tower at 90 Eglinton) and 39 storeys (east tower at 50-60 Eglinton) (the "Development").  The towers are joined by a combined 4-storey podium building containing retail and office uses.  The Development includes 688 residential units and a total gross floor area ("GFA") of 54,806 square metres, comprised of 47,809 square metre or residential uses, 2,919 square metres of retail uses, and 4,078 square metres of office uses. The proposed FSI is 13.73 times the area of the lot.  A total of 292 parking spaces would be provided within the new proposal, consisting of 204 residential spaces and 88 shared visitor/office/retail spaces.  A total of 727 bicycle parking spaces are also proposed.  Vehicular access to the Subject Site is proposed from Henning Avenue and Duplex Avenue by way of an east-west private lane running along the north end of the site.  The lane will provide access to the vehicular entrance to the below grade parking levels and the loading spaces.  One Type ‘B’, two Type 'C', and one Type 'G' loading space would be provided.  A total of 2,786 square metres (4.05 square metres per unit) of amenity space is being proposed.  A total of 1,502 square metres (2.18 square metres per unit) of indoor amenity space is included in the Development, of which 1,343 square metres would be located on the fourth storey adjacent to the outdoor amenity area and 132 square metres would be located on the fifth storey.  A total of 1,284 square metres (1.87 square metres per unit) of outdoor amenity space is proposed on the fourth storey adjacent to the indoor amenity space.  The Consolidated Application proposes to remove the pedestrian colonnade along the south and east walls of the designated heritage building at 50 Eglinton Avenue West.  The colonnade has been replaced with additional retail GFA.

 

On March 17, 2021, the Applicant appealed the Application to the LPAT, now the OLT, due to the City's failure to make a decision within the prescribed time period set out in the Planning Act.  The appeal is known as OLT File PL210193.

 

To date, the OLT has held one case management conference on September 1, 2021.  In addition to the City and the Applicant, the Eglinton Park Residents' Association ("EPRA") is also a party to the appeal.

 

The appeal is currently scheduled to be heard by the OLT during a 12-day hearing on August 8 to 23, 2022.

 

The City, Applicant, and EPRA attended formal mediation regarding the OLT appeal on November 3 and December 6, 2022.

 

The purpose of this report is to request further instructions regarding the OLT appeal and upcoming hearing.

 

City Planning has been involved in the preparation of this report.

Background Information

(May 2, 2022) Report from the City Solicitor on 50, 60 and 90 Eglinton Avenue West and 17 to 19 Henning Avenue - Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Request for Further Directions Regarding Ontario Land Tribunal Hearing (CC43.16)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225311.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - Confidential Recommendations and Confidential Information
Confidential Attachment 2 - Confidential Information - made public on May 20, 2022
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225310.pdf

CC43.17 - 2 Tecumseth Street and 125-133 Niagara Street - Zoning By-law Amendment - Ontario Land Tribunal Appeal - Request for Further Directions

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

Confidential Attachment - Advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege and information regarding potential litigation

Origin

(May 3, 2022) Report from the City Solicitor

Recommendations

The City Solicitor recommends that:

 

1.  City Council adopt the recommendations contained in the Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (May 3, 2022) from the City Solicitor.

 

2.  City Council authorize the public release of the confidential recommendations contained in the Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (May 3, 2022) from the City Solicitor if the confidential recommendations in Confidential Attachment 1 are adopted by City Council.

 

3.  City Council authorize the public release of the Financial Impact section contained in the Confidential Attachment 1 to the report from the City Solicitor (May 3, 2022) if the confidential recommendations in Confidential Attachment 1 are adopted by City Council.

 

4.  City Council direct that all other information contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report from the City Solicitor (May 3, 2022) is to remain confidential at the discretion of the City Solicitor, as it contains advice which is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

Summary

On November 17, 2017 TAS Tecumseth Niagara GP Inc. (the "Applicant") submitted Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendment applications (Application 17 264041 STE 19 OZ) (the "Applications") for the lands at 2 Tecumseth Street and 125 - 133 Niagara Street (the “Site”).  The Applications proposed a 4-building mixed use development on the Site.  The Applicant appealed the Applications to the Ontario Land Tribunal (the "Tribunal"), citing City Council's failure to make a decision within the time prescribed by the Planning Act.

 

On July 5, 2019, the Applicant submitted a with prejudice offer to the City, attached to the City Solicitor's Report (May 2, 2022) as Public Attachment 1 (the "Original Settlement Offer").  On October 2, 2019 City Council approved the revised plans and authorized the City Solicitor and City staff to attend the Ontario Land Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) in support of the revised proposal.

 

On January 16, 2020 the City and the Applicant provided uncontested evidence to the Tribunal in support of the revised proposal. On February 21, 2020 the Tribunal issued an interim order approving the revised proposal in principle, pending the fulfilment of several conditions, including preparing the final form of the Zoning By-law amendment and entering into a Section 37 Agreement to secure community benefits and matters of legal convenience.

 

On April 26, 2022 the Applicant submitted to the City a with prejudice letter, attached hereto as Public Attachment 2, proposing further revisions and refinements to the Original Settlement Offer accepted by Council and conditionally approved by the Tribunal (the "Revised Settlement Offer").

 

The purpose of this report is to request further instructions with respect of the Zoning By-law Amendment and the Revised Settlement Offer.

Background Information

(May 3, 2022) Report from the City Solicitor on 2 Tecumseth Street and 125-133 Niagara Street - Zoning By-law Amendment - Ontario Land Tribunal Appeal - Request for Further Directions (CC43.17)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225305.pdf
Public Attachment 1 - Settlement Offer from Goodmans LLP, dated July 5 2019
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225306.pdf
Public Attachment 2 - Revised Settlement Offer from Goodmans LLP, dated April 26, 2022
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225307.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - Confidential Information
Financial Impact Section in Confidential Attachment 1 - made public on May 20, 2022
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-226232.pdf

CC43.18 - 51 Drewry Avenue and 8 to 28 Inez Court - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Request for Directions

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
18 - Willowdale
Attention
See also Items NY31.32 and NY31.42

Confidential Attachment - Litigation that affects the City of Toronto and advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege

Origin

(May 3, 2022) Report from the City Solicitor

Recommendations

The City Solicitor recommends that:

 

1.  City Council confirm its endorsement of the Development as contemplated in the 2014 Settlement Proposal, as generally shown on the Plans dated April 21, 2022 in Attachments 2 (West Elevation) and 3 (Site Plan) to the May 3, 2022 report from the City Solicitor, subject to the recommendations set out below.

 

2.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor and appropriate City Staff to support the 2014 Settlement Proposal at the Ontario Land Tribunal.

 

3.  City Council direct the City Solicitor to secure the capital facilities referred to below in an agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act, which agreement or agreements shall be registered on title to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the City Solicitor. The Owner, at the Owner's expense and in accordance with, and subject to, the agreements referred to above, shall provide for or fund the following facilities on terms satisfactory to the City of Toronto in exchange for the increased density hereinafter set out:

 

a.  the community benefits and density incentives recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement are as follows:

 

(i)  Upon Tribunal approval of the zoning by-law amendment or as soon as possible thereafter, and in any event, prior to or concurrent with the sale of part of Inez Court shown as Part 10 on Plan 66R-32549 (the Inez Court Bulb Lands), the Owner shall convey to the City, the lands identified as Parts 3, 4, 5, 15, 16 and 17 on Plan 66R-32549 (the Parkland Dedication Lands, all parts shown on Attachment 4), comprising an area of 7,534.00 square metres for parks purposes, of which 5,374.49 square metres shall be over-contribution, additional to the statutorily required parkland dedication of 2,159.51 square metres required by Section 42(3) of the Planning Act.  The Parkland Dedication Lands shall be free and clear, above and below grade, of all easements and encumbrances, in an environmental and base park condition acceptable to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry & Recreation;

 

(ii)  Concurrent with the conveyance of the Parkland Dedication Lands to the City, the Owner shall provide to the City funding for the design and construction of park improvements in the sum of $250,000.00, indexed upwardly in accordance with Statistics Canada's Construction Price Index (being the Non-Residential Construction Price Index for the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area, reported quarterly by Statistics Canada in Building Construction Price Indexes Table: 18-10-0135-01 or its successor) calculated from the date of final approval of the zoning by-law amendment to the date of payment;

 

(iii)  Upon Tribunal approval of the zoning by-law amendment or as soon as possible thereafter, and in any event, prior to or concurrent with the sale of the Inez Court Bulb Lands (Part 10), the Owner shall convey, at no cost to the City, the lands identified as Parts 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 13, 14, 18, 19 and 21 on Plan 66R-32549 (the Beecroft Extension Lands), comprising an area of 3,590.4 square metres, for future service road purposes. All Parts shown on Attachment 4.  The Beecroft Extension Lands shall be free and clear of all encumbrances both above and below grade (unless such encumbrances are agreed to by Transportation Services) and shall meet the environmental requirements of the Council approved ECS Directive titled "Environmental Site Assessment for Land conveyances". In the event that Part 20 on Plan 66R-32549 is stopped up and closed prior to the dedication of the Beercroft Extension Lands as public highway, the conveyance of the Beecroft Extension Lands shall be subject to a temporary access easement in favour of the adjacent development lands, to expire upon dedication of the Beecroft Extension Lands as public highway on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor;

 

(iv)  Prior to issuance of the first above grade building permit for the development, the Owner shall provide to the City a monetary contribution toward the cost of acquiring lands for the North York Centre Service Road and associated road network and buffer areas, acquiring or improving parkland serving the North York Centre area, or constructing and furnishing a public recreational centre or social facility serving the North York Centre area, in an amount equal to $1,506.95 per square metre for up to 3,854.47 square metres of additional gross floor area, for a total amount of up to $5,808,494.00, indexed upwardly in accordance with Statistics Canada's Construction Price Index (being the Non-Residential Construction Price Index for the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area, reported quarterly by Statistics Canada in Building Construction Price Indexes Table: 18-10-0135-01 or its successor) calculated from the date of final approval of the zoning by-law amendment to the date of payment;

 

(v)  two bicycle rooms located on the ground floor with direct access from the outside, collectively containing a minimum of 55 bicycle parking spaces;

 

(vi)  a minimum of 1.5 square metres per dwelling unit of private indoor recreational amenity area.

 

b.  The following are also recommended to be secured in the Section 37 Agreement as a legal convenience to support development:

 

(i)  prior to the issuance of the first above grade building permit, the Owner shall make a  cash contribution to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), in the amount of $35,000.00, for the installation of signal priority in the vicinity of the Site, indexed upwardly in accordance with Statistics Canada's Construction Price Index (being the Non-Residential Construction Price Index for the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area, reported quarterly by Statistics Canada in Building Construction Price Indexes Table: 18-10-0135-01 or its successor) calculated from the date of final approval of the zoning by-law amendment to the date of payment;

 

(ii)  prior to condominium registration, the Owner shall provide a pre-loaded PRESTO card with funds in the amount of $50 to each unit as part of the Transportation Demand Management strategy/information package;

 

(iii)  the Owner shall design and provide financial securities for any upgrades or required improvements to the existing municipal infrastructure identified in the accepted Functional Servicing and Stormwater Management Report, and Geohydrology Report to support the development prior to the issuance of the Notice of Approval Conditions, all to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, should it be determined that improvements or upgrades are required to support the development, according to the Functional Servicing and Stormwater Management Report, and Geohydrology Report, accepted by the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services; and

 

(iv)  provisions for the extension to the window for the Development Charges reduction addressed below in Recommendations 5 and 6; provisions to waive the right-of-way occupancy fees for construction staging from the Beecroft Extension Lands addressed below in Recommendation 7,  and provisions for the Owner to construct the Beecroft Extension and related requirements addressed below in Recommendation 8 of the Request for Direction Report from the City Solicitor, dated, May 3, 2022 may also be included in the Section 37 Agreement as a legal convenience at the discretion of the parties.

 

4.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to request that the Ontario Land Tribunal issue an Order containing the following:

 

a.  the final form and content of the draft Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments to the satisfaction of the Owner, the City Solicitor and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning; and

 

b.  direction that the applicable community benefits and other matters in support of the development identified above in Recommendation 3 of the Request for Direction Report from the City Solicitor, dated, May 3, 2022, are to be secured in a Section 37 Agreement executed by the Owner and the City and registered on title to the Site, all to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

5.  City Council direct that in connection with the early conveyance of the Parkland Dedication Lands and the Beecroft Extension Lands to the City, relief be provided from the 60 month time limit set out in Article 415-7C(1) of the City's Municipal Code (Development Charge By-law) in order to facilitate the early demolition of the twenty-one (21) single detached dwellings on the lands and the associated early conveyance of the Parkland Dedication Lands and the Beecroft Extension Lands to the City.  Such relief shall be contingent on the Parkland Dedication Lands and the Beecroft Extension Lands having been conveyed to the City as soon as possible after the approval of the zoning by-law amendment, and shall expire upon the later of fifteen (15) years from the issuance of the demolition permits for the twenty-one (21) dwelling units, or ten (10) years from completion and dedication of the Beecroft Road Extension service road adjacent to the Development lands.

 

6.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to enter into an agreement(s) with the Owner that the Development Charges payable for the ultimate development on the subject property will be reduced by an amount calculated by multiplying twenty one (21) single detached dwellings (being the number of dwelling units required to be demolished to facilitate the redevelopment) by the Development Charge rate in effect for single detached dwellings at the time of building permit issuance for the redevelopment, and subject to the conditions set out above in Recommendation 5 of the Request for Direction Report from the City Solicitor, dated, May 3, 2022.

 

7.  City Council direct that in consideration for and contingent on the early conveyance of the Beecroft Extension Lands to the City, the Owner be permitted to occupy the easternmost northbound lane and adjacent boulevard of the Beecroft Extension Lands in order to facilitate the staging of construction of the Development, and that any right-of-way occupancy fees that would otherwise be payable under Chapter 441 of the City's Municipal Code be waived for a maximum of three (3) years, commencing at any time within a ten (10) year period following the completion and dedication of the Beecroft Extension Lands.  Any such occupancy will be subject to the requirements of Chapter 743 of the City's Municipal Code, including the requirement to submit an application and obtain a right-of-way occupancy permit, a traffic management plan (including provision for maintained pedestrian and cycling access), and any other requirements such as insurance, security, indemnification, to the satisfaction of the General Manager, Transportation Services.  In the event the Owner wishes to occupy the Beecroft Extension Lands to facilitate the staging of construction of the Development prior to their dedication as public highway, the requirements of Chapter 743 will not apply, but the Owner shall enter into a license agreement with the City to occupy the lands for nominal consideration for a maximum of three (3) years, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate Management and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

8.  City Council direct that, in the event the Owner wishes to construct the Beecroft Road Extension within the Site (from Drewry to the south limit of its property) prior to the awarding of a contract by the City for construction of the Beecroft Road Extension, that the Owner be permitted to construct the Beecroft Road Extension within the Site, provided that they have first made satisfactory arrangements with Engineering and Construction Services and have entered into the appropriate agreement(s) with the City for the design and construction of the Beecroft Road Extension, to the satisfaction of the Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, including the necessary municipal infrastructure to service the site from Drewry Avenue to the south limit of the Site, which may include any necessary upgrades to existing servicing within Drewry Avenue.

 

9.  City Council direct that the parkland dedication required pursuant to Section 42 of the Planning Act in connection with the Development shall be fulfilled by virtue of the conveyance of the Parkland Dedication Lands to the City as secured in the above Recommendation 3. a. (i) of the Request for Direction Report from the City Solicitor dated May 3, 2022.  In the event that the Owner submits a new application seeking additional density and/or unit permissions for the net development site in the future, the parkland dedication requirement will be determined in accordance with the applicable parkland dedication rates at that time, as applied to that net site.  If this occurs, the statutorily required Parkland Dedication Lands outlined above in Recommendation 3.a.(i) that have already been conveyed to the City (but none of the over-contribution) may be counted towards the fulfillment, in whole or in part, of the future parkland dedication requirements for the net development site at that time.

 

10.  City Council direct that, prior to undertaking the base park conditioning, which must be completed prior to conveyance of the Parkland Dedication Lands, the Owner shall submit a cost estimate and any necessary plans including working drawings, specifications, and landscape plans showing the scope and detail of the work for the base park conditioning, for review and approval by the General Manager, PFR.  The Owner shall post an irrevocable Letter of Credit in the amount of 120 percent of the value of the base park conditioning to the satisfaction of the General Manager, PFR.  No credit shall be given towards the Parks and Recreation component of the Development Charges for costs associated with base park conditioning.

 

11.  City Council Council direct that Confidential Attachment 1 remain confidential as it contains advice that is subject to solicitor client privilege.

 

12.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor and any other City staff to take such actions as necessary to give effect to City Council's decision.

Summary

This application proposes to amend the Official Plan and former City of North York Zoning By-law 7625 for the property at 51 Drewry Avenue and 8 to 28 Inez Court (the Site) to permit a 10 storey (32.15 metre) and 32 storey (97.65 metre) residential building connected via a 2 storey podium (the Development), a new north/south 26 metre wide public road parallel to Yonge Street (the Beecroft Road Extension), and a new 7,534 square metre public park (collectively, the 2014 Settlement Proposal).

 

The application and related appeals are subject to a lengthy history, dating back to 2008. In November, 2011, Yolanda Flanders Developments Inc. and 2242148 Ontario Limited (the Owner) filed appeals to the Ontario Municipal Board, now known as the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT or Tribunal).  On April 1, 2014, City Council by its adoption of Item CC50.5,  endorsed the 2014 Settlement Proposal in principle and required the Owner to submit a revised rezoning application to the City in order to implement the proposed settlement.  The application then went dormant for a number of years.  On August 27, 2021, the Owner filed revised plans for City staff to review, generally consistent with the 2014 Settlement Proposal.  The City Solicitor requires further direction in respect of the implementation of the settlement of the appeals.

 

This report recommends that the City Solicitor, together with City Planning and other appropriate staff, attend the OLT hearing generally in support of the 2014 Settlement Proposal, subject to further implementation details as set out herein.

 

City Planning, Engineering and Construction Services, Transportation Services, and Parks, Forestry and Recreation staff have been involved in the preparation of this report.

Background Information

(May 3, 2022) Report from the City Solicitor on 51 Drewry Avenue and 8 to 28 Inez Court - Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Request for Directions (CC43.18)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225417.pdf
Public Attachment 1 - Location Map
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225418.pdf
Public Attachment 2 - West Elevation
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225419.pdf
Public Attachment 3 - Site Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225420.pdf
Public Attachment 4 - RPlan 66R-32549
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225421.pdf
Public Attachment 5 - Policy Considerations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225422.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - Confidential advice from the City Solicitor

CC43.19 - 860 Pharmacy Avenue, 9-40 Craigton Drive and 1 Rannock Street - Official Plan Amendment Application - Request for Directions

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
21 - Scarborough Centre

Confidential Attachment - Advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege and information regarding potential litigation

Origin

(May 3, 2022) Report from the City Solicitor

Recommendations

The City Solicitor recommends that:

 

1.  City Council adopt the recommendations contained in the Confidential Attachment 1 to the Report (May 3, 2022) from the City Solicitor.

 

2.  City Council authorize the public release of the confidential recommendations in Confidential Attachment 1, Confidential Appendix "A", Confidential Appendix "B", and Confidential Appendix "C" to the Report (May 3, 2022) from the City Solicitor, if adopted by City Council, at the discretion of the City Solicitor.

 

3.  City Council direct that all other information contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to the Report (May 3, 2022) from the City Solicitor is to remain confidential at the discretion of the City Solicitor, as it contains advice and information, which is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

Summary

On November 19, 2019, the applicant submitted an Official Plan Amendment to add a Site and Area Specific Policy (SASP) to permit a primarily residential development including a new public street and open space for the property at 860 Pharmacy Avenue, 9-40 Craigton Drive and 1 Rannock Street (the "Subject Lands").  The Subject Lands are located within the Golden Mile Secondary Plan area and are designated Apartment Neighbourhoods.

 

On November 3, 2020, the applicant appealed their proposed SASP to the Ontario Land Tribunal (the "OLT") due to Council's failure to make a decision within the statutory timeframe.

 

The purpose of this report is to request further instructions regarding a matter appealed to the OLT.

Background Information

(May 3, 2022) Report from the City Solicitor on 860 Pharmacy Avenue, 9-40 Craigton Drive and 1 Rannock Street - Official Plan Amendment Application - Request for Directions (CC43.19)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225296.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1 - Confidential Recommendations and Confidential Information
Confidential Appendix A - Confidential Information - made public on August 30, 2022
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225298.pdf
Confidential Appendix B - Confidential Information - made public on August 30, 2022
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225299.pdf
Confidential Appendix C - Confidential Information - made public on August 30, 2022
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2022/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-225300.pdf

CC43.20 - 1045-1049 The Queensway - Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Request for Further Directions Regarding Ontario Land Tribunal Hearing

Consideration Type:
ACTION
Ward:
3 - Etobicoke - Lakeshore

Confidential Attachment - Litigation or p