Councillor Josh Matlow

Building community: The Republic of Rathnelly to get new street signs. Long live the republic!

MM23.6

ACTION

Adopted

 

Ward:22

 

Authorization to Release Section 37 Funds, 50 Rosehill Avenue, for the Fabrication and Installation of Branded Street Name Signs for the Rathnelly Neighbourhood – by Councillor Josh Matlow, seconded by Councillor Adam Vaughan

City Council Decision

City Council adopted the following:

Recommendations

Councillor Josh Matlow, seconded by Councillor Adam Vaughan, recommends that:

1. City Council approve a one time increase to the 2012 Approved Operating Budget for
Transportation Services (Traffic and Safety Services, Sign Fabrication, TP0204) by
$7,000.00 gross ($0 net), fully funded by Section 37 funds from the development at 50
Rosehill Avenue (source account: XR3026-3700072), for the purpose of fabricating and
installing branded street name signs for the Rathnelly Neighbourhood.

 

Summary

 

Rathnelly is a picturesque enclave of homes, situated at the bottom of the Avenue Road Hill. It
is home to a large number of artists, academics, writers, and media.

 

The Rathnelly neighbourhood made headlines in 1967, while celebrating Canada’s 100th
birthday. During the celebrations Rathnelly residents playfully declared themselves as an
independent republic of Canada. To mark their independence, the “Republic of Rathnelly”
elected a queen, organized a parade, formed an “air farce” of 1,000 helium balloons, and issued
Republic of Rathnelly passports to everyone in the neighbourhood.

 

The Republic of Rathnelly celebrations continue to this day with a bi-annual street party.
To recognize this distinctive neighbourhood, this motion seeks to allocate funds toward
“Republic of Rathnelly” street signs designed by the community and Transportation Services.
The funding is being drawn from Section 37 funds in the amount of $280,000.00 that were
secured in 2005 in the development at 50 Rosehill Avenue for the purposes of improving
community facilities. The funds have been received and the available balance, including
accrued interest, is $272,349.88.

 

The proposed use of the funds complies with the Section 37 agreement.

 

1.         City Council approve a one time increase to the 2012 Approved Operating Budget for Transportation Services (Traffic and Safety Services, Sign Fabrication, TP0204) by $7,000.00 gross ($0 net), fully funded by Section 37 funds from the development at 50 Rosehill Avenue (source account: XR3026-3700072), for the purpose of fabricating and installing branded street name signs for the Rathnelly Neighbourhood.

Background Information (City Council)
Member Motion MM23.6
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-46865.pdf)
(May 8, 2012) Fiscal Impact Statement from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-47131.pdf)
Motions (City Council)
Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM23.6 be referred to the Executive Committee.  A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Vote (Waive Referral)

May-09-2012 2:34 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required – MM23.6 – Waive referral
Yes: 44 Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bailão, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, 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, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
No: 0
Absent: 1 Ron Moeser

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item)

May-09-2012 2:35 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required – MM23.6 – Adopt the item
Yes: 44 Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bailão, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, 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, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
No: 0
Absent: 1 Ron Moeser
2017-05-29T19:25:15+00:00

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