Ward 11 – City Motions

Councillor Saxe’s work for University-Rosedale comprises the monthly City Council sessions as well as a number of crucial committee appointments, including Infrastructure and Environment, Toronto Hydro, the TTC, and the Toronto & East York Community Council. These efforts touch on all the aspects of planning and development that make up city life. Listed here are the councillor’s motions, amendments, and seconds to motions, as well as reports specific to Ward 11 to which she has contributed. This list is dynamic so be sure to check back for updates.

Dianne Saxe – Ward 11 – City Motions

Councillor Saxe’s work for University-Rosedale comprises the monthly City Council sessions as well as a number of crucial committee appointments, including Infrastructure and Environment, Toronto Hydro, the TTC, and the Toronto & East York Community Council. These efforts touch on all the aspects of planning and development that make up city life. Listed here are the councillor’s motions, amendments, and seconds to motions, as well as reports specific to Ward 11 to which she has contributed. This list is dynamic so be sure to check back for updates.

Environment

Linked Agenda Item Action Summary Date Council Approved

IE1.8 – Update on the Transition of Toronto’s Blue Bin Recycling Program to Extended Producer Responsibility

City to write to AMO/ province requesting various improvements to recycling regulations. City to consider recycling mattresses January 30, 2023

IE1.11 – Net Zero Actions Update

Report on progress implementing 40 approved NetZero actions, including on ban of 2 stroke engines January 30, 2023

IE2.9 – Ravine Slope Stabilization

Evaluate options to have owners backing on eroding ravines contribute to slope stabilization work when deemed necessary by TRCA. Schedule for development of Yellow Creek Master Plan March 20, 2023

EX3.3 – Amended and Restated Master Agreement with the Canadian National Exhibition Association, Exhibition Place and City of Toronto

;Added achieving TransformTO as part of the mandate of the CNE March 29, 2023

EX3.4 – City of Toronto Relationship Framework for the Toronto Parking Authority

Added achieving TransformTO as part of the mandate of the Toronto Parking Authority March 29, 2023
MM5.1 – Climate and fiduciary duties of OMERS  Invite OMERS to present to IEC how it is meeting its fiduciary responsibilities on climate action March 29, 2023

TE4.29 – 6 Follis Avenue – Application to Remove a Private Tree

Denial of tree removal April 12, 2023

IE3.3 – TransformTO 2022 Annual Report: Laying the Foundation for Net Zero

Staff to collaborate across our region and advocate to other levels of government, including on Clean Electricity Regulations. Also to evaluate options to make Version 5 of Toronto Green Standards “no gas”. May 10, 2023
IE3.4 – Carbon Accountability: Institutionalizing Governance, a Carbon Budget and an Offset Credits Policy  Strengthen Carbon Accountability system with restrictions on purchasing voluntary (often poor quality) offsets May 10, 2023

IE 3.5 The Sustainable City of Toronto Fleets Plan (2023 Update and Status Report)

Move some city staff work from motor vehicles to bicycles May 10, 2023

IE4.1 – Long-Term Residual Waste Management Options for the City of Toronto

Instead of authorizing waste incineration, insist on stronger focus on waste reduction, detailed public consultation before proposing incineration June 14, 2023

EX6.1 – Review of City of Toronto Guiding Principles for Executive Compensation Policies at City Agencies and Corporations

Direct boards of city agencies and corporations to include TransformTO in metrics for CEO compensation July 19, 2023

MM8.38 – Expanding the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program Eligibility Criteria to include Registered Owners of Existing Residential Fourplexes

Evaluate extending the subsidy to fourplexes, now that they are allowed across the city July 19, 2023
IE5.1 – Two-Stroke Engine Small Equipment: Steps to Pursue a Ban Approval in principle to ban Two-Stroke Engines, and to work with community groups to ease the transition July 19, 2023

MM11.39 – Protecting the Process for Tree Removal at Ontario Place

Steps to protect City-owned trees at Ontario Place October 11, 2023

IE6.6 – Consumption-based Emissions Inventory and Cool Food Pledge Commitments

Increase progress reporting on Toronto’s consumption-based emissions, evaluate option to cut beef purchases (Plant-based purchasing savings for City and climate) October 11, 2023

IE6.10 – Prioritization of Green Building Standards in Ontario Building Code

Request province to move authority for Toronto Green Standards from site plan control to the Ontario Building Code so that the current version applies when the building code is sought, i.e. require buildings to use the most current standard October 11, 2023

MM11.25 – Supporting Sustainable Energy Storage in the Port Lands

Support battery storage at the Portlands to decrease need to make electricity by burning gas October 11, 2023

MM12.4 – Youth Climate Corps

Request federal government to create Youth Climate Corps November 8, 2023

IE9.10 – Reducing Bird Deaths by Turning off Lights during Migration

Resume practice (abandoned in 2014) of turning off lights in city buildings during bird migration. November 29, 2023

IE9.3 – Update and Action Plan on the Single-Use and Takeaway Items Reduction Strategy, including the Circular Food Innovators Fund

Report back on city options to regulate/ ban more plastic single use items, now that the federal plastic regulations have been ruled invalid, and to focus more on reducing plastic litter November 29, 2023

IE9.5 – Proposed Building Emissions Performance Reporting By-Law

More frequent progress reporting, clarification of timing of reports by property owners. Strong support for principle and action November 29, 2023

IE9.6 – Community Support Options for Zero-Emissions Landscape Equipment

Some info about community collaboration options, see IE 5.1 November 29, 2023

IE9.7 – Update: City Renewable Energy Programs

Evaluate zoning and permitting changes to make installation easier of solar, heat pumps, storage November 29, 2023

PH8.6 – Growing Space for Trees: Protecting and Enhancing the Tree Canopy While Supporting Infill Housing

Review and report back, change CofA November 30, 2023
Peace Tree Park Park purchase TBD

Transportation

Linked Agenda Item Action Summary Date Council Approved
IE1.12 – Options for Permitting Private Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure on Public Streets Review and report back January 30, 2023
IE1.4 – Cycling Network Plan: 2021 ActiveTO Cycling Network Expansion Project Updates Make permanent the Yonge Street Midtown bike lanes, despite opposition by Mayor Tory. added request for neighbourhood traffic study to improve conditions on residential streets. February 7, 2023
IE2.6 – Modernizing Bike Share Toronto Rate Structure Create 100 BikeShare memberships for people on ODSP which include unlimited e-bike use at no extra charge. Allow BikeShare memberships to be paid for over 3 months (Recs 2, 4) March 20, 2023
IE2.8 – Request for First Year Review of Winter Maintenance Contracts and Addressing Obstructed Sidewalks with Snow and Ice Review and report back March 20, 2023
IE2.7 – College Street Bikeways Extension Study College West bike lane extension March 29, 2023
MM 5.7 Micromobility Couriers (sidewalk safety) Report on how to deter dangerous riding of motorized vehicles by couriers on the sidewalk March 29, 2023
TE4.66 – Pedestrian Safety on Avenue Road, Bloor Street to St. Clair Avenue West Reduce speed limit, press ahead with long-awaited Avenue Road safety study and include detailed proposals for short term improvements May 10, 2023
IE3.9 – Pre-2008 Diesel Engine Vehicles Identify, minimize use, decommission, replace May 10, 2023
IE3.8 – Cycling Network Plan: 2023 Cycling Infrastructure Installation – Second Quarter Updates and Missing Sidewalk Program – 2023 Local Road Sidewalk Installations Request proposal to increase fines for vehicles that block bike lanes, establishing a citizen enforcement system similar to NYC May 10, 2023
TE5.33 – Realignment of Permit Parking Area 5E to Exclude the Development Located at 208 Bloor Street West Exclude parking permit availability for new residents in the development June 14, 2023
TE6.54 – Kensington Market Safe Streets Implementation: Prioritizing Pedestrians in Kensington Market Pedestrian priority in Kensington Market after watermain repair and road reconstruction June 22, 2023
TE6.100 – Borden Street Reconstruction Project Reduce parking to make room for street trees June 22, 2023
IE5.5 – Planning for an E-Scooter Pilot Evaluate a publicly owned e-scooter rental pilot with sidewalk prevention technology July 19, 2023
IE5.6 – Streetscape Design Gaps Direct Transportation and Planning to work together to propose how to design streets in transition, such as Dupont July 19, 2023
TE7.70 – Ramsden Park Road Speed Limit Change speed limit to 15 km/hr as requested by ABCRA September 19, 2023
TE7.52 – Parking Amendments – Melville Avenue, between Shaw Street and Christie Street Discontinue alternate-side parking September 19, 2023
TE7.53 – Parking Amendments – Roxborough Street West Reducing the length of the existing bollard median for pick-up/drop-off space September 19, 2023
TTC item 11: A Step Towards Free Transit for Middle and High School Students – by Commissioner Dianne Saxe, seconded by Commissioner Paul Ainslie (For Action) Review and report on options for free offpeak school trips for middle and secondary student groups September 26, 2023
IE6.2 – On-Street Paid Parking Pilot – Mobile Only Zones Propose increased fines for illegal on-street parking October 11, 2023
GG6.25 – Increase in Parking Violation Notice Penalty Amount on Municipal / Private Property Increase excessively low parking fines that reward lawbreaking October 11, 2023
TE7.56 – Realignment of Permit Parking Area 5D to Exclude the Development Located at 374-390 Dupont Street Exclude parking permit availability for new residents in the development October 11, 2023
TE7.57 – Realignment of Permit Parking Area 5D to Exclude the Development Located at 145 St. George Street Exclude parking permit availability for new residents in the development October 11, 2023
TE7.58 – Realignment of Permit Parking Area 5E to Exclude the Development Located at 148-158 Avenue Road and 220-234 Davenport Road Exclude parking permit availability for new residents in the development October 11, 2023
IE7.7 – On-street Parking for Cargo Bikes Evaluate options for on-street parking of E-cargo bikes for garage orphans October 25, 2023
IE7.2 – Congestion Management Plan 2023-2026 Expand construction hub in Ward 11. Evaluate increased road encroachment fees for developers that interfere with TTC buses, November 8, 2023
IE7.3 – Free-Floating Car-Share Program – Increase Access to the Number of Permits Evaluate opportunities to make free floating car share vehicles available city-wide November 8, 2023
IE7.4 – Updates on Vision Zero Road Safety Initiatives – New Traffic Calming Policy, Community Safety Zone Criteria, Zebra Marking Policy, Approach to Area-Based Speed Limit Reductions and Related Council Requests Approve pilot project to use mobile automated licence plate readers to protect vulnerable road users, esp to ticket vehicles that block bike lanes. To be paid for out of the extra ticket revenue. Results in overall parking review. November 8, 2023
TE8.53 – Permit Parking Exclusions – Various Properties in Ward 11 Exclude parking permit availability for new residents in the development November 9, 2023
TE9.59 – Realignment of Permit Parking Area 5H to Exclude the Development Located at 1080-1088 Yonge Street Exclude parking permit availability for new residents in the development November 15, 2023
TE9.62 – Vehicle Width Restriction – Lane north of Dundas Street West, west of Montrose Avenue Prohibit vehicle access November 15, 2023
TE9.68 – Speed Hump Installation and Speed Limit Reduction – Hallam Street between Ossington Avenue and Shaw Street Speed hump installation November 15, 2023
IE9.2 – Single-Space Meters – Various Locations Avoid creating free parking, provide alternate payment options when obsolete single space meters are decommissioned November 29, 2023

Planning

Linked Agenda Item Action Summary Date Council Approved
TE2.7 – 100 Davenport Road – Zoning By-law Amendment Application – Appeal Report February 7, 2023
TE4.47 – 60 Yorkville Avenue – Encroachment Appeal – Canopy and Terrace Addition April 12, 2023
TE4.10 – 208 Bloor Street West – Zoning By-law Amendment Application May 10, 2023
TE4.15 – 21-31 Sherbourne Street North – Part Lot Control Exemption Application May 10, 2023
TE4.24 – 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 Charles Street West; 11, 13 Irwin Avenue; 10 Isabella Street, 145 St. Luke Lane and 750 and 756 Yonge Street – Inclusion of 11 Properties on the Heritage Register May 10, 2023
TE5.5 – 124 Bedford Road – Zoning By-law Amendment Application June 14, 2023
TE5.10 – 15-19 Bloor Street West – Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Application – Decision Report – Refusal June 14, 2023
TE5.45 – 374-390 Dupont Street – Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Application June 14, 2023
TE5.44 – 100 College Street – Revising Heritage Designation Status June 14, 2023
TE6.9 – 145 St. George Street – Zoning By-law Amendment and Rental Housing Demolition Applications July 19, 2023
TE6.8 – 148-158 Avenue Road and 220-234 Davenport Road – Zoning By-law Amendment July 19, 2023
TE6.10 – 1080-1088 Yonge Street – Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Application July 19, 2023
TE6.11 – 1087-1091 Yonge Street and 9 Price Street – Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Application July 19, 2023
TE6.32 – 1191 Bathurst Street, 6-12 Cawthra Square, 21-37 Kensington Avenue, and 171 Lowther Avenue – Inclusion on the Heritage Register July 19, 2023
TE6.29 – 224 Davenport Road – Alterations to a Heritage Property and Authority to Enter into a Heritage Easement Agreement July 19, 2023
2023.CC8.23 – 906 Yonge Street and 25 McMurrich Street – Zoning By-law Amendment September 6, 2023
TE7.12 – 38 Walmer Road and 188 Lowther Avenue – Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control Applications – Appeal October 11, 2023
MM11.26 – Amending Item CC45.21 – 717 Church Street and 85, 89, 93 and 97 Collier Street – Zoning By-law Amendment Application – Request for Further Directions Regarding Ontario Land Tribunal Hearing October 11, 2023
TE8.22 – Encroachment Appeal – Basement Walkout Appeal – 459 Ossington Avenue October 18, 2023
TE8.1 – 64 Prince Arthur Avenue – Zoning By-law Amendment Application November 8, 2023
CC12.12 – 350 Bloor Street East – Alterations to a Designated Heritage Property November 8, 2023
TE9.23 – 219-221 Roxton Road – Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Application November 15, 2023

Section 37

Linked Agenda Item Action Summary Date Council Approved
MM6.15 – Authorization to Release Section 37 Funds to Street Haven for a Healing Garden Healing garden for women undergoing addiction treatment May 10, 2023
MM6.27 – Authorization to Release Section 37 Funds to St. Clare’s Multifaith Housing Society for improvements to the landscaping at 138 Pears Avenue Landscaping May 10, 2023
MM6.19 – Authorization to Release Section 37 Funds for Adult Exercise Equipment in Jean Sibelius Square Park Adult exercise equipment in Sibelius Park May 10, 2023
MM7.39 – Authorization to Release Section 37 Funds from the Development at 316 Bloor Street West Bloor Cycle Tracks, Spadina to Avenue Road June 14, 2023
MM7.33 – Authorization to Release Section 37 Funds from the Development at 1 Bloor Street West to St. Clare’s MultiFaith Housing for the construction of a new theatre and rehearsal space at 877 Yonge Street Theatre for Nightwood Theatre and Tapestry Opera June 14, 2023
MM11.18 – Authorization to Release Section 37 and Section 42 Above 5 percent Cash-in-lieu Funds for Lighting Improvements to the Village of Yorkville Park Lighting / safety improvements in Yorkville Park October 11, 2023
MM11.8 – Authorization to Release Section 37 Funds to Toronto Parking Authority for installation of an E-Station at Toronto Parking Authority Carpark 195 at 15 Price Street Installation of e-bike station, supporting rapid expansion of e-bike use in our area October 11, 2023
MM11.17 – Authorization to Release Section 37 Funds to City Planning for a University Avenue Heritage Study, from the Development at 180-188 University Avenue (Ward 10) Heritage study leading to Univeristy Park October 11, 2023
EX9.4 – Development Charges Credit – 334 – 350 Bloor Street West Allow developer to use transit development charges to build expanded Spadina subway entrance and Line 2 concourse November 2, 2023
TE9.69 – Re-allocating dormant Section 37 funds within Ward 11 For dormant s. 37 funds more than 10 years old and with no current use plan, will add climate-smart affordable housing as an additional permitted use. Will allow reallocation of funds earmarked for TTC among TTC stations in Ward 11. November 15, 2023

General

Linked Agenda Item Action Summary Date Council Approved
CC2.1 – 2023 Housing Action Plan Develop 2022-2026 Housing Action Plan December 14, 2022
GG3.16 – Facilities Management Services Restore hours cut from our lowest paid part time cleaners, give them access to full time jobs May 10, 2023
MM6.23 – Indigenous Procurement Policy Staff to develop indigenous procurement policy May 10, 2023
TE4.67 – Summer Closure of a portion of Bellair Street for CaféTO Road closure May 10, 2023
IE4.5 – Pickleball Play in Toronto Developing a plan to better manage the explosive growth of pickleball, in consultation with a stakeholder advisory group June 5, 2023
MM7.17 – Graphic Image Delivery Staff to propose how to protect residents from unwanted graphic anti-abortion propaganda, at least require it to be in a sealed envelope with warning June 14, 2023
MM7.8 – Request to Implement an Adequate Temperature By-law Evaluate and report options both summer and winter, including option for those tenants without air conditioning to obtain cool-cooking applicances such as induction, plus access to cooling centre in the building June 14, 2023
TE6.71 – Appointment of Public Members to the William H. (Bill) Bolton Arena Board Board nomination June 22, 2023
EC5.1 – Alcohol in Parks Pilot Program Permit alcohol in parks pilot in Queen’s Park and Christie Pits July 19, 2023
TE7.67 – Appointments to the Board of Management of the Cecil Community Centre Board nomination September 19, 2023
MM11.16 – Rental Demolition Permits and Market Rentals Clarify whether city can protect tenants by compelling developers to deliver additional market rental apartments as a condition of rental demoliton permits October 11, 2023
TE7.77 – Granting Temporary Exemption to Mokaben Inc. and By The Way Café from components of Chapter 742 and Chapter 693 of the City of Toronto Municipal Code Exemption October 11, 2023
EX9.3 – Generational Transformation of Toronto’s Housing System to Urgently Build More Affordable Homes Request no fossil gas in new affordable housing projects November 8, 2023
MM12.28 – Hate Speech and Other Hate Activities – by Councillor James Pasternak, seconded by Councillor Dianne Saxe Request Police Services Board to direct police to do more about hate speech, not just about immediate physical violence November 8, 2023
TE9.78 – Appointment to Fill a Vacancy on the Community Centre Board of Management Board nomination November 15, 2023
TA4.8 – Direct Investment Request 2023 E Approval of investment in an innovative financing structure designed to enable Vehicle-for-Hire drivers to purchase electric vehicles November 21, 2023