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2017.IA32.2 - Transportation Services, Cycling Infrastructure and Programs - Open Data - Transportation Services

2017.IA32.3 - Transportation Services - Cycling Infrastructure and Programs - Open Data - Bike Share Ridership

2017.IA32.4 - Toronto Parking Authority - Open Data

2017.MM32.4 - Hosting of All-Candidates Meetings - Permitting Payment of Expenses from the Constituency Services and Office Budget - by Councillor Paul Ainslie

2017.MM32.5 - Reforming Joint and Several Liability for Ontario Municipalities - by Councillor Paul Ainslie

2017.MM32.6 - Support for Reform of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Process - by Councillor Paul Ainslie

2017.MM32.7 - Supporting the Creation of a Dedicated Fund to Enhance Municipal Asset Management Planning - by Councillor Paul Ainslie

2017.PG22.12 - Group Home Community Information


2017. MM24.32 - Requesting the Government of Canada to implement the Global Skills Visa for Technology Talent

2017. MM24.15 - Payday Loan Act - Public Consultations

2017. MM24.2 - Bill C-312 National Cycling Act

2016.ST10.1 - 2017 Schedule of Meetings

2016.AU6.10 - Audit of City Cleaning Services - Part 2: Maximizing Value from Cleaning Contracts

2016.AU6.9 - Audit of City Cleaning Services - Part 1:  Opportunities to Control Costs, Improve Productivity and Enhance Quality of Cleaning Services

2016.EX16.49 - Request for Implementation of E-Petitions System for City of Toronto 2016.CD13.7 - Toronto Fire Services - Open Data

2016.CD13.8 - Toronto Paramedic Services - Open Data

2016.EX16.24 - 2016 Heads and Beds Levy o2016.EX16.9 - Toronto Community Housing Corporation - Annual General Meeting and 2015 Audited Financial Statementsn Institutions

2016.EX16.23 - 2016 Levy on Railway Roadways and Rights of Way and on Power Utility Transmission and Distribution Corridors

2016.EX16.9 - Toronto Community Housing Corporation - Annual General Meeting and 2015 Audited Financial Statements

2016.EX15.1 - The City of Toronto's Long-term Financial Directio

2016.EX15.2 - Final Report - Toronto Ward Boundary Review

2016.EX15.11 - Aboriginal Employment Strategy Update

2016.EX15.12 - Aboriginal Affairs Office at the City of Toronto

2016.EX15.25 - World Class Digital City - Open Data Strategic Plan

2016.EX15.26 - Term Limits for Council Member Appointments to Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Corporations

City Council May, 2016 - Lobbyist Registrar Changes

Councillor Ainslie passed an amendment at City Council, removing the need for non-profit and community groups to register with Lobbyist Registrar in the new format.

Full Item can be viewed here:
http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2016.EX13.2

2016.MM17.9 - Data regarding deaths in Toronto's Homeless Community - by Councillor Paul Ainslie,

To collect all relevant data related to the deaths of homeless individuals for occurrences within and outside homeless shelters. That the data collected be shared with the public, agencies, City divisions and Provincial government for the purposes of influencing decision making through policy and legislation.   City Council direct the City Manager to correspond with the appropriate staff within the Government of Ontario in support of introducing a provincial mandate to track all deaths of homeless individuals for the purposes of data collection to introduce policy and legislation. Letter from Ms. Leilani Farha UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing" click for PDF here

2016.MM17.7 - Support for Bill 158, Saving the Girl Next Door Act - by Councillor Paul Ainslie

2016.CD10.8 - Toronto Fire Services Open Data

1. Referred the item to the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services, in consultation with the City Solicitor, to investigate an open data format for the daily incident responses and associated data on the City of Toronto Website and report to the June 23, 2016 Community Development and Recreation Committee meeting;

2016.CD10.9 - Toronto Paramedic Services Open Data
1. Referred the item to the Chief and General Manager, Toronto Paramedic Services, in consultation with the City Solicitor, to investigate an open data format for the daily incident responses and associated data on the City of Toronto Website and report to the June 23, 2016 Community Development and Recreation Committee meeting;

2016.CD10.2 - City of Toronto Outdoor Tennis Operations
Additional Amendment by Councillor Ainslie
The General Manager of Parks Forestry and Recreation  work with the CIO Open Data team to review the posting of tennis court facility data on the Open Data portal to be utilized as a pilot project to determine the proper data sets to be released for other Parks and Recreation programs prior September 20, 2016

2016. EX13.3 - Developing Toronto's Transit Network Plan: Phase 1
3b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)
That City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to work with Metrolinx to create an expedited project delivery schedule for the Eglinton Crosstown East LRT, and report to the June 28, 2016 meeting of Executive Committee.

3d - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)
That City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission Board to request the Toronto Transit Commission to add to its service plan the north-south bus route designed for Ward 43 in 2010, considered at its Board meeting on March 24, 2014 for further study, to facilitate ridership to support for the Eglinton Crosstown East LRT.

2016.EX13.10 - New Investments Regulations
1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)
That City Council request the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report to the Executive Committee on:
a.  the overall objectives for the City's investment policy (Section 47, City of Toronto Act),
b.  the qualifications for members of the investment board, and
c.  a plan for how the City will prepare to have the investment board and reporting structure in place for January 1, 2018.

2016.EX13.24 - Advance Voting Days
The Executive Committee recommends that:

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

Carried - 2015.AU4.11 - Toronto Parking Authority - Phase 1: Audit of Real Estate Activities
Motions (City Council)
1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie
That City Council request the Chief Corporate Officer to report to the April 4, 2016 meeting of the Government Management Committee on the resolution of issues related to the Chief Corporate Officer's delegated authority for the Toronto Parking Authority's real estate activities.

Carried - 2015.AU4.3 - Improving Controls Over Property Tax Assessments and Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILTs)
1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)
That City Council request the Director, Revenue Services to report to the April 4, 2016 meeting of the Government Management Committee on the status of the implementation of the Audit Committee recommendations.

2015.EX10.23 - 2016 Rate Supported Budgets - Toronto Water and Recommended 2016 Water and Wastewater Rates and Service Fees
2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)
That City Council include a Toronto Water Capital contribution towards the following project, identified as a priority restoration project by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, and identified as "shovel ready", as part of the 2016 Toronto Water Capital budget, with funds from the Toronto Water Capital Reserve as follows:
- $2,000,000 for Scarborough Bluffs West Project Environmental Assessment with a total project cost of $2,000,000 cash flowed over the 2 or 3 year life of the project

Referred - 2015.HL8.14 - Use of Comparative Data by Local Health Integration Networks for Funding Distribution

Adopted - 2015.ST6.1 - Council Member Appointments to the Canadian National Exhibition Association (CNEA) Municipal Section and Board of Directors


Adopted - 2015.MM8.42 - Regulation of Telecommunications - Request for Authorization to Intervene at the Supreme Court of Canada - by Councillor Paul Ainslie, seconded by Councillor Pam McConnell

Amended  - 2015.EX7.8 - Updated Policies for Naming City Streets and Properties


Referred  - 2015.PG5.11 - Direction to Permit the Re-paving of Driveways in the Scarborough District to their Existing Width and Configuration


Adopted on Consent - 2015.CD3.13 - Fire Safety Lock Boxes

Referred - 2015.MM6.17 - Direction to permit the re-paving of driveways in the Scarborough District to their existing width and configuration - by Councillor Paul Ainslie, seconded by Councillor Michelle Berardinetti

Adopted on Consent - 2015.EX5.21 - Support for Banning the Use of Microbeads

Adopted  - 2015.GM3.24 - Board Book App for Mobile Devices

Referred - 2015.PW2.9 - Portia Street Storm Sewer Connection

Adopted on Consent  - 2015.SC3.5 - Appointment of a Member of Council to Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Don Watershed Regeneration Council

Adopted on Consent - 2015.ST2.1 - Appointment to fill a Council Member Vacancy on the Toronto Hydro Corporation Board of Directors

Received  - 2015.CC1.7 - Mayor's Appointments of the Deputy Mayor and the Standing Committee Chairs

Amended  - 2015.ST1.1 - Council Member Appointments to Committees, Agencies and External Bodies

Carried - 2015.EX4.4 - Schools as Community Assets - A Policy Agenda for the City-School Boards Advisory Committee

Carried - 2015.EX4.16 - Request for Report on Expanded Gaming at Woodbine Racetrack


Carried - 2015.CD2.1 - Toronto Fire Services - 2015 to 2019 Master Fire Plan

Carried - 2015.MM5.10 - Alternative Options for Stronger Accountability - by Councillor Stephen Holyday, seconded by Councillor Justin J. Di Ciano

Adopted 2015.EX4.7 - Housing Opportunities Toronto 2010-2020 - Five Year Review

Adopted SC33.14 Turning Regulations - Tams Road at Morningside Avenue

Adopted New traffic and Parking regulations were passed at the July Toronto City Council SC33.14 Turning Regulations - Tams Road at Morningside Avenue

Passed Unanimously - 2014.MM54.8 - Provincial Heritage Plaque for Guild Park and Gardens

Passed Unanimously - 2014.MM54.4 - Norman Bethune Day 

Amended and adopted - 2014.EX38.2 - Aboriginal Employment Strategy

Amendment and adopted - 2014.CC50.8 - Proposed Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, 2014: Implications for Toronto's Ombudsman Function

Referred to staff - 2014.SC31.17 - Parking and Traffic Regulations on Bonspiel Drive, Tams Road and Schmirler Terrace

Adopted 2014.GM28.10 - Guild Inn - Revitalization and Development of Restaurant and Banquet Centre Facilities

Adopted 2014.SC30.25 - Business Community Sign Installation - Ward 43

Adopted 2014.MM48.1 - 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation - by Councillor Paul Ainslie, seconded by Councillor Michael Thompson

Adopted 2014.MM48.4 - Official Declaration of March 6th as City of Toronto Day - by Councillor Paul Ainslie, seconded by Councillor Mike Layton

Adopted P2014.MM48.6 - Street Renaming to Celebrate Sir John A. Macdonald - by Councillor Paul Ainslie, seconded by Councillor Michelle Berardinetti

Received 2014.RM47.3 - Petitions Petition concerning Fire Station 215, submitted by Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 43 – Scarborough East, containing the names of approximately 200 persons.

Amendment and adopted 2013.EX36.13 - Initiatives to Address Human Trafficking
 
Amendment and adopted 2013.EX36.17 - 2014 Rate Supported Budgets - Toronto Water and 2014 Water and Wastewater Rates and Service Fees
 
Adopted 2013.MM45.2 - 2014 as the Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War I, and the 75th Anniversary of the Commencement of World War II - by Councillor Paul Ainslie, seconded by Councillor Michael Thompson
 
Referred to Economic Develolpment Committee 2013.MM45.3 - 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation - by Councillor Paul Ainslie, seconded by Councillor Michael Thompson

Adopted 2013.MM45.4 - Public Library Access to E-Books and E-Magazines - by Councillor Paul Ainslie, seconded by Councillor Jaye Robinson
 
Adopted 2013.MM45.6 - On-line Listings of Registered Speakers (Deputants) - by Councillor Paul Ainslie, seconded by Councillor Sarah Doucette
 
Adopted 2013.MM45.29 - Programming in Toronto Community Housing Dwellings - Request to Waive Parking Fees - by Councillor Paul Ainslie, seconded by Councillor Frances Nunziata


Motion to Government Management Committee

January 27, 2012

Re: Scarborough Community Council Evening Sessions

Recommendations:

  1. Scarborough Community Council adopt a pilot project to holding more evening sessions of Scarborough Community Council meetings to encourage a heightened community attendance.
  2. The City Clerk, reschedule the April 17th, 2012 Community Council meeting to reflect an evening session to commence at 7:00 p.m. and have this reflected on the City's website and other corresponding materials. PDF

Board of Health

January 20, 2012

Re: Indoor Play Areas in Eating Establishments, Referred Decision

Recommendation:
1. The Toronto Board of Health direct the Medical Officer of Health to work with Food Safety and Infection Control to report back to the Toronto Board of Health with policies surrounding sanitation of play areas within eating establishments.
2. That the Medical Officer of Health make recommendations in the form of a "check list" for eating establishments who operate an indoor play area to ensure that a healthy environment is offered to children utilizing the play area.
3. That the Toronto Board of Health give direction to amend the requirements set out in the DineSafe program to include indoor playgrounds within eating establishments, amending Municipal Code Chapter 545 - Licensing. PDF1, PDF2


Motion to Government Management Committee

January 13, 2012

Re: Creation of a Support/Infrastructure Office, Adopted Decision

Recommendation:
1. The City Manager report to the Government Management Committee on the feasibility of creating a "Support" or "Infrastructure" Office which will be able to co-ordinate standards across the organization including but not limited to: information technology, purchasing, standard services PDF


Motion to Government Management Committee

January 13, 2012

Re: Request to Include Course on Municipalities and Neighbourhoods within Provincially Mandated Curriculum, Adopted Decision

Recommendation:
1. City Council request the City Manager to request the Ontario Provincial Ministry of Education to begin to include within the Provincially mandated curriculum, a full secondary school course on municipalities and neighbourhoods PDF


Motion to Government Management Committee

January 12, 2012

Re: Feasibility of Selling or Leasing of Metro Hall (55 John Street),

Adopted Decision

Recommendation:
1. The Facilities and Real Estate office report to the Government Management Committee on the feasibility and re-evaluation for the potential sale or leasing of Metro Hall (55 John Street). PDF


Motion to Government Management Committee

January 12, 2012

Re: Allowing access to Facebook, Decision

Recommendations:
1. The Government Management Committee recommends that City of Toronto Staff from
Corporate Information, Technology Web and the Clerk's Office explore the feasibility of allowing access to facebook through the City of Toronto network firewall.
2. A comprehensive employee user strategy to ensure employees use the site appropriately be established to include:

  • Write a clear policy for employees on use of facebook after getting their input. Keep a positive tone and avoid focusing on disciplinary action for misconduct. Your ultimate goal is to build a sense of trust with your team.
  • Suggest a separate personal and professional account on Facebook. It should be assumed thatclients or future employers could read information on their personal accounts.
  • Employees should be encouraged to limit personal use the same way they limit personal telephone calls or Internet usage.
  • Advocate to employees to be sure that when sharing links from other sites on facebook walls with their business colleges, the sites are reputable and reflect well on the City. PDF

Motion to Licensing and Standards Committee

January 12, 2012

Re: Beautification of Vacant Brownfields throughout the City of Toronto

Recommendations:
1. The Licensing and Standards Committee direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, and other relevant City staff, to report back to the committee on the possibility of making it mandatory for property owners of brownfields within the City of Toronto to beautify the site if the property remains dormant for a 6 month period or more.
2. The Licensing and Standards Committee direct the Executive Director , Municipal Licensing and Standards to consult with the Ontario provincial government to see if any provincial legislation needs to be altered to achieve these goals
3. The Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, and other relevant City staff approach brownfield landowners and stakeholders for their comments on this recommendation in order to begin a positive discussion on improving our neighbourhoods by participating as a good community neighbour. PDF


Motion to Economic Development Committee

January 12, 2012

Re: Creation of Policy to Preserve Architectural and Historical Significant Structures

Recommendation:
1. The Economic Development Committee Direct the General Manager of Economic Development, Culture and Tourism, the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, with other relevant City staff, report back to the committee to create a policy and process to preserve architectural and historical significant structures and fragments from buildings within the City of Toronto undergoing a demolition or renovations by placing them in appropriate locations throughout the grounds of the Guild Park & Gardens. PDF


Motion to Licensing and Standards Committee

January 10, 2012 Re: Enhancing the City of Toronto's engagement with Citizens, transforming City Hall., Reffered: Decision

Recommendations:
1. The City Manager and City Clerk report on measures already underway to improve the way notice is given for formal and informal meetings and open houses, and on any additional actions City Council can take to improve the way residents and businesses are given notice of things which affect them.
2. The City Manager report on ways to increase public participation in the budget process including the number of annual budget information sessions across Toronto.
3. The City Manager and/or City Clerk, as appropriate, report on the feasibility of the following electoral reforms:
a. Holding elections on Saturday or Sundays
b. Using ranked ballots and instant run-off voting
c. Improving the City's elections website including a ward search information,
links to candidates' web sites and contact information
d. Pro-actively promoting the nominations process and encouraging nominations
4. The City Manager report on the feasibility of providing child care for all public meetings hosted by the City of Toronto to increase the participation by parents of small children. PDF


Motion to Licensing and Standards Committee

January 10, 2012 Re: Civic Engagement Office, Reffered: Decision

Recommendations:
1. The City Manager and City Clerk report on opportunities to improve the availability of
information about governance and opportunities for citizen engagement in the rotunda of
City Hall:
a) Opening a Civic Engagement Office in the Rotunda to act as a one stop resource centre for citizens.
b) Launch of a "Dialogue to reconnect people with government", to be launched in 2012.
c) Civic Engagement Staff be dedicated to supporting resident community groups.
d) To install better signage in Toronto City Hall and Civic Centres to guide residents through the areas enabling all to conduct city business in a more fluid manner. PDF


Motion to Budget Committee

December 9, 2011:

Re: Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate Swimming Pool - 2012 Capital and Operating Budgets Decision

Recommendation:
1. That the Budget Committee recommend, that the 2012 Capital and Operating Budget remove Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate swimming pool from its list of swimming pools slated not be programmed out by the City of Toronto.
2. That the Budget Committee recommend, that the funding to support the cost to maintain and operate the Sir Wilfrid Laurier CI pool be taken from the Toronto Environmental Office Budget. PDF


Motion to Licensing and Standards Committee

November 14th, 2011: Reffered: Decision

Recommendation:
1. That the Licensing and Standards Committee Direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, in conjunction with the General Manager of Transportation Services and other relevant City staff, report back to committee on distance requirements (space allocations) between Ice Cream Truck vendors within the City of Toronto's road allowance.
2. That the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards report on other jurisdiction's regulations surrounding distance requirements (space allocations) for Ice Cream Vendors who operate on road allowances. That New York City and the City of Montreal be included in the analysis. PDF


Motion to Scarborough Community Council

October 4, 2011:

Re: The Terry Fox Display Showcase Exhibit (Permanent) Decision

Recommendation:

  1. That the City Clerk's office and the City Archivist's office permanently install the Terry Fox Exhibit within the foyer of the Scarborough Community Centre.
  2. That the Scarborough Community Council direct staff to contact the Terry Fox Foundation to  request the Silver Tray presented to Terry along with a T-shirt "Scarborough Welcomes Terry Fox" be on permanent loan to the City of Toronto for the purposes of display with the Terry Fox Exhibit. PDF

Motion to City Council

September 21, 2011: Re: Canadian Food Inspection Agency Forest Pest Compensation Regulations on Replacement Grants for Emerald Ash Borer,

Referred Decision

Recommendations:
Councillor Paul Ainslie, seconded by Councillor Shelley Carroll, recommends that:
1. City Council authorize the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to enter
into a purchase of service agreement with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to
order the removal of ash trees infected with Emerald Ash Borer.
2. City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to report to
the Canadian Food Inspection Agency on the removal orders issued to property owners
making them eligible for the replacement grant offered through the Forest Pest
Compensation Regulations.
3. City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to further
approach the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to request that City of Toronto-owned
trees also be eligible for the replacement grants. PDF


Motion to Executive Committee

September 6th, 2011:

Re: Request for Moratorium on Wind Turbines and Removal of Anemometer on Lake Ontario Decision

November 29th, 2011 Reported Back

Recommendations:
1. That the Executive Committee recommend that Toronto City Council approve a moratorium of the construction of wind turbines on Lake Ontario.

2. That the Executive Committee, recommend that Toronto City Council approve the removal of the anemometer currently installed on Lake Ontario. Requesting Toronto Hydro to have the anemometer removed this Fall 2011. PDF


Motion to Parks and Environment Committee

June 24, 2011:

Re: Coronation Park Decision

October, 2011 Reported Back

Recommendations:
1. That the City Parks and Environment Committee recommend Toronto City Council request Parks Forestry and Recreation to enter into consultations with the Dominion Institute, Legions, Friends of Fort York and Heritage Toronto to develop a strategy to rejuvenate Coronation Park.
2. Toronto City Council request the City of Toronto's Partnership Office work with Parks Forestry and Recreation, the Dominion Institute, Legions, Friends of Fort York and Heritage Toronto to search for a public sector partner to enter into a Private Public Partnership with the City of Toronto to ready the Coronation Park for the 100 th anniversary of WWI in 2014. PDF


Motion to Parks and Environment Committee

June 24, 2011:

Re: On-line Permit Registration for City Parks and City Owned Facilities Decision

Recommendations:
1. That the City parks and Environment Committee recommend that Toronto City Council approve that City parks Forestry and Recreation streamline the permitting process by implementing an on-line permitting system for City parks.
2. That the City of Toronto's City parks Forestry and Recreation report back to the September 15, 2011 City parks and Environment Committee alternative revenue sources and the possible elimination of gathering permits. PDF


Motion to Parks and Environment Committee

June 24, 2011:

Re: Amenities in our City Parks Decision

Recommendation:
1. That the City Parks and Environment Committee recommend Toronto City Council request Parks Forestry and Recreation update the City's website ensuring all the City owned parks are listed along with a more detailed and accurate description of each City parks' landscape, amenities and City events. PDF


Motion to Public Works and Infrastructure Committee

June 22, 2011:

Re: Proposal to Establish "The Daily Pothole" Website Decision

Recommendations:
1. That the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommend that Toronto City Council approve that Transportation Services create an on-line "Pot Hole" counter making available to residents a weekly pot hole repair counter, a summary of the City's repair progress, the number of repairs to be done, information on the costs of repairing pot holes as well as a summary of locations which have already been reported.
2. That the City of Toronto's Transportation Services further investigate if the website could include the geographic locations of future road repairs. PDF


Motion to Scarborough Community Council

June 22, 2011:

Re: The Terry Fox Display Showcase Exhibit Decision

Recommendation:

  1. That the City Clerk's office request permission from the Terry Fox Foundation to display Terry Fox's name within an exhibit in the lobby of the Scarborough Civic Centre.
  2. That the Scarborough Community Council direct staff to work towards an exhibit in the Scarborough Civic Centre to commemorate Terry Fox's visit and memorable speech of July 10, 1980.  The display is to include items from the Scarborough Archives.
  3. That the exhibit be interactive allowing visitors to view video clips of Terry Fox's visit to the Scarborough Civic Centre.
  4. That the staff from the appropriate division contact, the Terry Fox Foundation, making a request to feature the Silver Tray presented to Terry along with a T-shirt "Scarborough Welcomes Terry Fox" in the exhibit, to be returned to them on the closing of the exhibit. PDF

Motion to City of Toronto Council February 26th, 2009: Referred to the Executive Committee PDF Motion: MM31.12

Recommendations: Councillor Ainslie, seconded by Councillor Stintz, recommends:

1.  That the City of Toronto establish a working group of interested Councillors, citizens and industry stakeholders to provide recommendations, through the Executive Committee to City Council and the Province of Ontario, on protocols for the approval of renewable energy projects. 

2. That the City Manager report to the Executive Committee on a terms of reference for this working group.

Summary: The City of Toronto has built a reputation as a leader in environmental initiatives and a proponent of sustainable energy and development.  Toronto Hydro has been a leader in implementing energy efficient programs that have had great benefit for the City's businesses and residents.  The City of Toronto and Toronto Hydro have expertise that could benefit the Province as the standards for the Green Energy legislation are being developed.

The proposed new legislation seeks to streamline aspects of approvals at the Provincial level that may currently reside at the municipal level.  The municipality has an interest to ensure the Provincial protocols adequate reflect municipal concerns.

(Submitted to City Council on February 23 and 24, 2009 as MM31.12)

Motion to City of Toronto Council

February 26th, 2009: Passed PDF

Motion: 3A, EX29.2

Moved by:  Councillor Ainslie

City Council request Prime Minister Harper to commence negotiations with the US Federal government to amend, in partnership with the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, the 1972 Great Lakes Water Quality Control Agreement in order to improve the water quality at the City’s beaches.


Motion to City of Toronto Council

February 26th, 2009: Passed PDF

Motion: 3B, EX29.2

Moved by:  Councillor Ainslie

The Toronto Water Division strive to ensure discharges from Toronto's sewer system meet provincial water quality standards, specifically Section 53 of the Ontario Water Resources Act which requires municipalities with combined sewer systems to prevent sewage from entering our waterway, so that water quality at the City’s beaches can be safeguarded.

Extending the Outdoor Ice Skating Season

Item no. CD21.8

Decision Advice and Other Information
The Community Development and Recreation Committee requested the General Manager,
Parks, Recreation and Forestry, to submit a report to the Community Development and
Recreation Committee as soon as possible, and for consideration with the 2009 Operating
Budget, on opening all of the City’s outdoor ice rinks at the same time as Nathan Phillips
Square.

Summary
Requesting that the outdoor ice skating season be extended so that all outdoor ice rinks will
open at the same time as Nathan Phillips Square.


CONDOLENCE MOTION to Scarborough Community Council February 09, 2009


Motion to Licensing Standards Committee
PROHIBIT THE SALE OF SPRAY PAINT TO PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18
: The Purpose of this prohibition is to minimize the availability of spray paint to minors to reduce the increased circumstances related to graffiti and tagging in our City.  Although this measure alone will not eliminate graffiti it will make the accessibility to spray paint more difficult as it is the tool of choice.

The City has made advancement when dealing with the removal of graffiti. Our City website sites that Council approved funding of $310,000 for the training and employment of young people to carry out the work. Over the past seven years, the program has cleaned 263 sites (5,500 individual graffiti tags) and has created 333 murals.


Motion to City Council - Passed Disclosure - Grow-op Operations and/or Illegal Drug Labs: As the Real Estate Council of Ontario advised that agents are to disclose all material facts about a property to potential purchasers specifically if the property was a marijuana grow operation and/or illegal drug lab.  This information is not always available to the agents as there is  not a province wide data base which lists offending properties. Hence the City has contacted the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General requesting their office create a comprehensive and fully accessible database of homes which have been found to be used as marijuana grow operations and/or illegal drug labs.  My office is also working with the Deputy City Managers office to investigate other options for a database system. Page 1 / Page 2 More info


Motion to City Council - Passed Proposed Telecommunication Tower: 140 Guildwood Parkway: City of Toronto object to the installation of a Bell Mobility cellular telecommunication tower at the particular site of 140 Guildwood Parkway. As of June 2008 our office was advised that the location was no longer an option for Bell Mobility as the property owners requested that they be relieved of the lease agreement, the City's impasse was also not challenged by the mobility company. More Info


Motion to Community Council Passed Scarborough Media Image: Scarborough Community Council invite Mr. John Macfarlane, Editor and Mr. Don Gillmor, Writer, Toronto Life, to appear before Scarborough Community Council at its meeting of January 15, 2008, to address issues outlined in Mr. Gillmor's article published in the Toronto Life Magazine December issue, entitled "The Scarborough Curse" and further that the individuals be invited to take a tour of Scarborough with Scarborough Community Council Members and interested residents. Mr. Gillmor did appear before Community Council in January, he bravely answered Councillors questions and was also present to hear a presentation on Scarborough which detailed it's decrease in the crime rate and other positive Scarborough initiatives. More Info


Motion to Community Council Passed Scarborough Media Image: Scarborough Community Council invite Mr. John Macfarlane, Editor and Mr. Don Gillmor, Writer, Toronto Life, to appear before Scarborough Community Council at its meeting of January 15, 2008, to address issues outlined in Mr. Gillmor's article published in the Toronto Life Magazine December issue, entitled "The Scarborough Curse" and further that the individuals be invited to take a tour of Scarborough with Scarborough Community Council Members and interested residents. Mr. Gillmor did appear before Community Council in January, he bravely answered Councillors questions and was also present to hear a presentation on Scarborough which detailed it's decrease in the crime rate and other positive Scarborough initiatives.


Motion to Planning and Growth Management Committee - referred to Staff
PLANNING STAFF TO REVIEW OPTIONS FOR A GATEWAY DESIGN GUIDELINES:
with a scope of actively fostering the best image possible for Scarborough, through both public and private improvements. Options within the guidelines for gateway/corridor designs should contain common elements for both public and private improvements.


Motion to City Council - Passed in February FEDERAL LITERACY FUNDING: Toronto City Council petition the Government of Canada to reinstate the $17.7 million in funding for literacy projects/programs to maintain the level of services literacy programs across Canada strive to meet.


Motion to City Council - Passed in June FEDERAL INITIATIVES FOR HISTORIC PLACES: Let's Make Landmarks, Not Landfill: Toronto City Council request the Federal Ministers of Finance and Canadian Heritage and Status of Women to establish financial tax incentives for the rehabilitation of heritage buildings which would encourage private sector investment in the rehabilitation of historic places.


Motion to City Council - Passed in July- HABITAT FOR HUMANITY REQUEST FOR FEE FORGIVENESS: 4200 Kingston Road. City Council agreed to rebate and waive all fees attributed to the development and construction by Habitat for Humanity Toronto of nineteen town homes at 4200 Kingston Rd., Scarborough. The City recognized the development of 4200 Kingston Road as an affordable home ownership initiative with the City of Toronto. Authority was granted at this site for a one-time grant of $131,364.48 from the city's Capital Revolving Fund equivalent to the building permit fees, development charges and park levy.


Motion to Budget Committee - Was voted down. Delete the recommendation from the Mayor's Office Operating Budget 2007 for 4 new staff, (2 Policy Advisors and 2 Administrative Assistants for 7 months) $0.254 million.


Motion to Budget Committee - Was voted down
Request City Manager Shirley Hoy report back to the Budget Committee before the 2008 Capital and Operating Budget reviews, with regards to the financial implications of fully integrating the Toronto Emergency Services into the Toronto Fire Services. 


Motion to Budget Committee - Was voted down
Request that the $30,000 coffee budget for the 2nd Floor at City Hall be deleted. Request that the supply cabinet for Council use be deleted for a savings of $20,000. Request that the $30,000 Council refreshment allotment be deleted.


Motion presented by Councillor Ainslie
Thursday September 20, 2007

1. that staff report to the Budget Committee during the 2008 Operating Budget process eliminating the line in the City Council 2008 Operating Budget entitled "Public Relations" , and charging the amount individual Councillor's office Operating Budget's based on usage, for a savings in the 2008 fiscal year of $0.076.7 million.


Motion presented by Councillor Ainslie
Thursday September 20, 2007

1. The line in the City Council 2007 Operating Budget entitled "Servery Supplies on 2/F Council" amounting to $0.020 million be eliminated;


Motion presented by Councillor Ainslie
Thursday September 20, 2007

1. that staff report to the Budget Committee during the 2008 Operating Budget process decreasing the City Council 2008 Office Budget by $0.004.0 million per office, for a savings in the 2008 fiscal year of $0.172.0 million.


Motion presented by Councillor Ainslie
Thursday September 20, 2007

1. The line in the City Council 2007 Operating Budget entitled "Food Services" be reduced by $0.020 million;


Motion presented by Councillor Ainslie
Thursday September 20, 2007

1. That the recommendation from the Mayor's Office Operating Budget 2007 for 4 new staff, (2 Policy Advisors and two Administrative Assistants for 7 months) be eliminated not held as suggested in the cost containment document, for a savings of $0.254 million


Motion presented by Councillor Ainslie
Thursday September 20, 2007

1. the General Office Supplies Budget for City Councillors' be reduced by $0.030 million, which, specifically is the office supplies cabinet located in the second floor office of the City Clerk;



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