Council Meeting Agenda

Meeting Number: 13
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INDIGENOUS LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT


We begin today by acknowledging the traditional territories of Indigenous peoples and their commitment to stewardship of the land. We acknowledge the communities in circle. The North, West, South and Eastern directions, and Haudenosaunee, Huron- Wendat, Anishnabeg, Seneca, Chippewa, and the Mississaugas of the Credit peoples. We share the responsibility with the caretakers of this land to ensure the dish is never empty and to restore relationships that are based on peace, friendship, and trust. We are committed to reconciliation, partnership and enhanced understanding.

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    1. That the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on May 15, 2024, be adopted.

(New Liquor Licence for indoor area)

    1. That the request for the City of Markham to complete the Municipal Information Form be received for information and be processed accordingly.

Please refer to your May 14, 2024 Development Services Public Meeting Agenda for reports.


Mayors and Members of Council:

  • That the report of the Development Services Public Meeting be received & adopted. (Items 1 to 2):

3, 5, 21 ESSEX AVENUE AND 139, 201, 203, 205 LANGSTAFF ROAD EAST (WARD 1) FILE NO. PLAN 24 161315 (10.5)
(By-law 2024-102)

    1. That the written submission by  Vince Cavallo and Lorie Italdoor, be received; and, 
    2. That the report titled “Public Meeting Information Langstaff Land Holdings Ltd. and Pino Grande Holdings, for a Zoning By-law Amendment to facilitate the extension of a Temporary Use By-law (File No. PLAN 24 161315)", be received; and,
    3. That the Record of the Public Meeting held on May 14, 2024, with respect to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment to Facilitate the Extension of a Temporary Use By-law (File No. PLAN 24 161315), be received; and,
    4. That the application by Langstaff Land Holdings Ltd. and Pino Grande Holdings, Application, for a proposed Zoning By-law Amendment to facilitate the extension of a Temporary Use By-law (File No. PLAN 24 161315), be approved; and,
    5. That the proposed amendment to Zoning By-law 2551, as amended, be enacted without further notice; and further,
    6. That  Staff be authorized and directed to do all things necessary to give effect to this resolution.

(STREET ‘A’) CONNECTING WOODBINE AVENUE TO MILLER AVENUE, AND THE ADDITION OF INDUSTRIAL AS A PROPOSED USE ON BLOCK 2 OF THE APPROVED DRAFT PLAN OF SUBDIVISION WITH A NEW SITE-WIDE PARKING RATE, WHILE RETAINING THE EXISTING PERMITTED COMMERCIAL USES (WARD 8), FILE NO. PLAN 23 150318 (10.5)

    1. That the written submissions by Evelin Ellison, and Gordon Yen, be received; and,
    2. That the report entitled “Public Meeting Information Report, White Owl Properties Limited, Application for a Zoning By-law Amendment to permit an industrial/commercial development including six future buildings, accessed by a new public road (Street ‘A’) connecting Woodbine Avenue to Miller Avenue, and the addition of industrial as a proposed use on Block 2 of the Approved Draft Plan of Subdivision with a new site-wide parking rate, while retaining the existing permitted commercial uses (Ward 8), File No. PLAN 23 150318”, be received; and,
    3. That the Record of the Public Meeting held on May 14, 2024 with respect to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment application, be received; and,
    4. That the application by White Owl Properties Limited, for a proposed Zoning By-law Amendment (PLAN 23 150318), be approved and the draft implementing Zoning By-law Amendment be finalized and enacted without further notice; and further,
    5. That staff be authorized and directed to do all things necessary to give effect to this resolution.

Please refer to your May 21, 2024 Development Services Committee Agenda for reports.


Mayors and Members of Council:

  • That the report of the Development Services Committee be received & adopted. (Items 1 to 6):

    1. That the Staff report, dated May 21, 2024, titled, "RECOMMENDATION REPORT, Designation of Priority Properties – Phase X”, be received; and,
    2. That the deputation from Martin Mazierski made to the Development Services Committee on May 21, 2024 be received; and,
    3. That the June 14, 2023, recommendation from the Heritage Markham Committee, in support of the designation of the following properties under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act (in accordance with Appendix ‘B’), be received as information:  
      •    12 Celebrity Place (Ward 4): “David and Esther Grove House”; and,
      •    6145 Sixteenth Avenue (Ward 4): “Reverend Peter Cober House”; and,
      •    6666 Major Mackenzie Drive East (Ward 5): “Brownsberger-Ham House”; and,
      •    7484 Sixteenth Avenue (Ward 5): “Pearse Bungalow”; and,
      •    8205 McCowan Road (Ward 4): “Harold and Ruby Boyington House”; and,
      •    9318 Reesor Road (Ward 5): “Rigfoot Farm – The George and Catherine Miller House”; and,
      •    9418 Kennedy Road (Ward 6): “St. Philip’s Old Rectory”; and,
      •    10579 Highway 48 (Ward 5): “James and Lydia Scott House”; and,
      •    10724 Victoria Square Blvd (Ward 2): “Victoria Square United Church Manse”; and,
      •    10732 Victoria Square Blvd (Ward 2): “Rolph Boynton House”; and,
    4. That Council state its intention to designate 12 Celebrity Place (Ward 4) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act in recognition of its cultural heritage significance; and,
    5. That Council state its intention to designate 6145 Sixteenth Avenue (Ward 4) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act in recognition of its cultural heritage significance; and,
    6. That Council state its intention to designate 6666 Major Mackenzie Drive East (Ward 5) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act in recognition of its cultural heritage significance; and,
    7. That Council state its intention to designate 7484 Sixteenth Avenue (Ward 5) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act in recognition of its cultural heritage significance; and,
    8. That Council state its intention to designate 8205 McCowan Road (Ward 4) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act in recognition of its cultural heritage significance; and,
    9. That Council state its intention to designate 9318 Reesor Road (Ward 5) [inclusive of 7484 Sixteenth Avenue] (Ward 5)] under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act in recognition of its cultural heritage significance; and,
    10. That Council state its intention to designate 9418 Kennedy Road (Ward 6) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act in recognition of its cultural heritage significance; and,
    11. That Council state its intention to designate 10579 Highway 48 (Ward 5) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act in recognition of its cultural heritage significance; and,
    12. That Council state its intention to designate 10724 Victoria Square Blvd (Ward 2) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act in recognition of its cultural heritage significance; and,
    13. That Council state its intention to designate 10732 Victoria Square Blvd (Ward 2) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act in recognition of its cultural heritage significance; and,
    14. That if there are no objections to the designation in accordance with the provisions of the Ontario Heritage Act, the Clerk’s Department be authorized to place a designation by-law before Council for adoption; and,
    15. That if there are any objections in accordance with the provisions of the Ontario Heritage Act, the matter return to Council for further consideration; and further,
    16. That Staff be authorized and directed to do all things necessary to give effect to this resolution.
    1. That the report entitled “Award of RFP 218-R-23 Consulting Services for Detailed Design, Contract Administration and Site Inspection Services for Pedestrian Crossovers (PXOs) and Traffic Signals Program” be received; and,
    2. That the contract for consulting engineering services for the detailed design, contract administration and site inspection for the PXOs and Traffic Signals program be awarded to the highest ranked, lowest priced bidder, Parsons Inc., in the amount of $418,818.72 inclusive of HST; and,
    3. That an allowance in the amount of $71,232.00, inclusive of HST, be established for Subsurface Utility Engineering investigations during the design, and for geotechnical investigation and material testing during construction which may be required and approved by the Director of Engineering; and,
    4. That a 10% contingency in the amount of $49,005.07, inclusive of HST, be established to cover any additional consulting services to deliver the project and that authorization to approve expenditures of this contingency amount up to the specified limit be in accordance with the Expenditure Control Policy; and,
    5. That the Engineering Department Capital Administration fee in the amount of $48,515.02 be transferred to revenue account 640-998-8871 (Capital Administration Fee); and,
    6. That the cost in the amount of $587,570.81 ($418,818.72 + $71,232.00 + $49,005.07 + $48,515.02) be funded from capital accounts 23106, 23107, 24047, and 24048 with available budget of $566,148.46; and,
    7. That the budget shortfall in the amount of $21,422.35 be funded from the Engineering Capital Contingency account which has a balance of $100,000.00 as of April 15, 2024; and,
    8. That the individual budgets for consulting engineering services for the detailed design, contract administration and site inspection for the PXOs and Traffic Signals program be consolidated into 083-5350-24048-005; and further,
    9. That Staff be authorized and directed to do all things necessary to give effect to this resolution.
    1. That the May 21, 2024, memorandum titled, “Request for Servicing Allocation for Proposed Residential Developments, including Ontario Land Tribunal Approvals (City-Wide)”, be received; and,
    2. That Council assign servicing allocation for a maximum of 31 residential units for the Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control applications submitted by Glen Rouge Homes (Kennedy) Inc. at 7647 Kennedy Road (PLAN/SPC 20 136196); and,
    3. That Council assign servicing allocation for a maximum of 235 residential units for the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment applications submitted by 2637996 Ontario Inc. at 144 Main Street North (PLAN 20 136386); and,
    4. That Council assign servicing allocation for a maximum of 940 residential units for the Official Plan, Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control applications submitted by OnePiece Ideal (MS) Development Inc. at 28 Main Street, Unionville (PLAN 19 142690 and SC 119946); and,
    5. That Council assign servicing allocation for a maximum of 103 residential units for the Site Plan Control Application submitted by King David Inc. at 101 Cathedral High Street (SC 13 138565); and,
    6. That Council assign servicing allocation for a maximum of 3,332 residential units for the Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control applications submitted by Times Uptown Markham at 3825 Highway 7 East (ZA 16 164154, SPC 23 123417, SPC 22 246371, and SPC 23 129005); and,
    7. That Council assign servicing allocation for a maximum of 300 residential units for the Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision applications submitted by Digram Developments Helen Inc. at 55, 63 and 83 Helen Avenue (SU/ZA 17 135415); and,
    8. That Council assign servicing allocation for a maximum of 63 residential units for the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment applications submitted by Unionville Re-Dev Corporation at 162 Main Street, Unionville (PLAN 22 253770); and,
    9. That Council assign servicing allocation for a maximum of 14 residential units for the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment applications submitted by 2814712 Ontario Ltd. at 347 Main Street North (PLAN 19 123553); and,
    10. That Council assign servicing allocation for a maximum of 5 residential units for the Zoning By-law Amendment application submitted by SC Properties Investment Holdings at 8985 Woodbine Avenue (PLAN 21 139043); and,
    11. That the City reserves the right to revoke or reallocate the servicing allocation should the developments not proceed within a period of three (3) years from the date that Council assigned servicing allocation; and,
    12. That York Region be advised that servicing allocation for the above-noted applications have been granted; and further,
    13. That Staff be authorized and directed to do all things necessary to give effect to this resolution. 

(By-law 2024-101)

    1. That the report titled, “Site Plan Control for Outdoor Patios”, dated May 21, 2024, be received; and,
    2. That the Amendment to the Site Plan Control By-law 262-94, as amended, be approved by Council, and that the draft Zoning By-law Amendment attached hereto as Appendix ‘A’, be finalized and brought forward to a future Council meeting to be enacted without further notice; and further,
    3. That Staff be authorized and directed to do all things necessary to give effect to this resolution.
    1. That the report dated May 21, 2024 entitled “Natural Heritage Management Study” be received; and,
    2. That the deputation from Fred Peters, made to Development Services Committee on May 21, 2024 be received; and,
    3. That the Natural Areas Management Guidebook and the Invasive Plant Species Management Plan, attached as Appendix A and B, be endorsed to serve as a guiding framework for the stewardship and improvement of natural areas owned by the City of Markham; and,
    4. That the findings of the Natural Heritage Management Study be used to inform updates to the City’s Asset Management Plan and Official Plan; and further,
    5. That Staff be authorized and directed to do all things necessary to give effect to this resolution.
    1. That the May 21, 2024 report entitled “Incorporating Natural Assets into Markham’s Asset Management Plan” be received; and,
    2. That the Natural Assets Inventory and Evaluation Study attached as Appendix A be endorsed and that the study findings be used to inform updates to the City’s Asset Management Plan; and further,
    3. That Staff be authorized and directed to do all things necessary to give effect to this resolution.

As per Section 2 of the Council Procedural By-Law, "New/Other Business would generally apply to an item that is to be added to the Agenda due to an urgent statutory time requirement, or an emergency, or time sensitivity".

That By-laws 2024-91 to 2024-102 be given three readings and enacted.

Three Readings

Being a By-law to provide for the levy and collection of sums required by the corporation of the City of Markham for the year 2024 and to provide for the mailing of notices requiring payment of taxes for the year 2024.

Being a By-law to dedicate certain lands as part of the highways of the City or Markham (BLOCK 166, Plan 65M-4804).

Being a By-law to designate the John and Elizabeth Hoover House, 10701 Highway 48, under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act as a property of cultural heritage value or interest. (Development Services Report No. 2, January 31, 2024 Council, Item 8.2.2)

Being a By-law to designate the Thomas and Elizabeth Hobbs Bungalow, 10476 Kennedy Road under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act as a property of cultural heritage value or interest. (Development Services Report No. 2, January 31, 2024 Council, Item 8.2.2)

Being a By-law to designate the John and Elizabeth Hilts House, 10756 Victoria Square Blvd under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act as a property of cultural heritage value or interest. (Development Services Report No. 2, January 31, 2024 Council, Item 8.2.2)

Being a By-law to designate the The Hilts-Ford House, 3450 Elgin Mills Road East, under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act as a property of cultural heritage value or interest.(Development Services Report No. 2, January 31, 2024 Council, Item 8.2.2)

Being a By-law to designate the Samuel and Mary Hoover House, 6325 Elgin Mills Road East, under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act as a property of cultural heritage value or interest. (Development Services Report No. 2, January 31, 2024 Council, Item 8.2.2)

Being a By-law to designate the George and Nellie Freeman House, 6472 Steeles Avenue East, under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act as a property of cultural heritage value or interest. (Development Services Report No. 2, January 31, 2024 Council, Item 8.2.2)

Being a By-law to designate the Reesor-Spears House, 7560 Ninth Line,  under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act as a property of cultural heritage value or interest.
(Development Services Report No. 2, January 31, 2024 Council, Item 8.2.2)

Being a By-law to designate the Percy and Mabel Wilson House, 7819 Highway 7 East, under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act as a property of cultural heritage value or interest. (Development Services Report No. 2, January 31, 2024 Council, Item 8.2.2)

Being a By-law to amend the Site Plan Control By-law, 262-94, as it relates to the laying out of outdoor patios.
(Item 8.2.4)

  • That By-law 2024-90 be given three readings and enacted.

    Three Readings

    BY-LAW 2024-90- A BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE COUNCIL MEETING OF MAY 29, 2024.
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