City Council directs the City Manager to cancel the newly issued REOI Request for Expressions of Interest for Toronto Zoo

 

Maybe they have come to the realization – the zoo is part of a cities fabric.

 

 

Councillor Paul Ainslie, seconded by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, recommends that:

1. City Council direct the City Manager to cancel the newly issued REOI Request for Expressions of Interest for Toronto Zoo options (REOI # 9101-12-7119).

2. City Council direct the City Manager, in conjunction with members of the Toronto Zoo Board of Management, to fully explore and consider the recommendations within the report, headed “The Future of Toronto Zoo Governance” being cognizant of the City’s financial position and Council direction from the Core Service Review and report to Executive Committee meeting in February, 2013.

Background Information (City Council)
Member Motion MM26.28
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-50714.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(October 3, 2012) Submission from Councillor Lindsay Luby (MM.New.MM26.28.1)

Motions (City Council)
Motion to Introduce Motion without Notice moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)
That Councillor Ainslie be permitted to add to the agenda of today’s meeting an urgent Motion without notice concerning:

– Newly Issued Request for Expression of Interest for the Toronto Zoo

Reason for Urgency:

This Motion is urgent as the REOI has already been issued and Council needs to make a decision on next steps for the Toronto Zoo as soon as possible.

Vote (Introduce Motion without Notice)
Oct-02-2012 7:45 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds full Council Required – Ainslie – Add urgent motion to agenda re Zoo
Yes: 31 Paul Ainslie, Ana Bailão, Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Peter Milczyn, Frances Nunziata, Cesar Palacio, John Parker (Chair), Anthony Perruzza, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
No: 8 Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Mike Del Grande, Pam McConnell, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Absent: 6 Maria Augimeri, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Karen Stintz

1 – Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Shelley Carroll (Carried)
That Member Motion MM26.28 Recommendation 2 be amended by inserting the words “and including circulating the proposal to all Zoo membership holders for comment” after the word “Management” so that it now reads as follows:

2. City Council direct the City Manager, in conjunction with members of the Toronto Zoo Board of Management and including circulating the proposal to all Zoo membership holders for comment, to fully explore and consider the recommendations within the report, headed “The Future of Toronto Zoo Governance” being cognizant of the City’s financial position and Council direction from the Core Service Review and report to Executive Committee meeting in January, 2013.

Vote (Amend Item)
Oct-04-2012 7:03 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required – MM26.28 – Amend the item – Carroll
Yes: 29 Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Peter Milczyn, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Adam Vaughan
No: 3 Rob Ford, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly
Absent: 13 Ana Bailão, Janet Davis, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam

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  1. Melissa says:

    Sorry for the off-topic post, but I didnt see the mention the closing of Triple T’s bar, Aquila and Reba’s Cafe. 3 independant great character places in the junction. We did gain Gabbys.. which really is probably a loss!

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