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					CITY OF TORONTO
Toronto Environment Office
2011 Recommended Operating Budget




                             January 12, 2011
 Agenda


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1.   Program Overview
2.   2010 Service Performance
3.
3    2011 Recommended Operating Budget
4.   2011 Key Issues




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Program Overview
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Program Mission

Mission Statement:

The Toronto Environment Office (TEO) serves the community and the
 corporation in addressing environmental issues of concern by:

      Providing research and policy expertise;

      Establishing effective policy and program partnerships between external
       and internal stakeholders; and

      Delivering the tools needed to support residents and businesses in making
       changes to contribute to greener lifestyles and business practices.




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Strategic Directions

Key Directions:

   Coordinate across the City Organization, environmental initiatives, policies and
    programs.

   Deliver on Council directives where the Toronto Environment Office is
    assigned either the lead responsibility or a significant role.

   Undertake actions and programs which engage residents and businesses in
    taking action on Council’s environmental priorities.




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Program Map
                      Toronto Environment Office



       Environmental Support for        Environmental Policy &
        Residents & Businesses                Research


                                                Strategic Policy
              Community Grants               Analysis, Development
                                               & Implementation


                                            Environmental Advisory,
                 Community
                                                Coordination &
                 Partnerships
                                             Regulatory Reporting


                 Community                     Program Design &
                 Engagement                        Delivery



                                             Monitoring, Research &
                                                   Evaluation
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Purpose Statements
Environmental Support for Residents & Businesses
•   Manage a range of programs and initiatives designed to increase the
    ability of residents and businesses to engage in taking local action
    on climate change and other key environmental issues of concern to
    City Council and the community.


Environmental Policy & Research
•   Undertake research and policy and program development activities
    that identify and address environmental priorities and implement the
    necessary actions for collaboration and coordination across the
    City’s Agencies, Boards, Commissions, Corporations and Divisions,
                        partners         businesses, academics,
    and with external partners, such as businesses academics
    institutions, other orders of government, resident groups and not-for-
    profit organizations.



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Service Objectives

Environmental Support for Residents & Businesses
•   To sustain a rating of highly satisfied by 90% of the vendors participating in the Live
    Green Toronto Festival.
•   To establish & sustain a rating of highly satisfied by 75% of the vendors participating in
    the Live Green Toronto Membership Card.
•   To sustain a rating of 70% of the projects receiving community funding being completed
    within the defined project timelines.
•   To establish at least two new partnerships or sponsorships every year until the end of
    2012.


    Environmental Policy & Research
•   To sustain a 100% performance rating in ensuring the City meets all mandatory
                                                                    Division.
    environmental reporting where the TEO is the assigned lead City Division
•   To help the Corporation achieve by the end of 2011 a 100% implementation rate of the
    recommendations adopted by City Council in the Climate Change Action Plan (adopted
    July 2007) and a 50% implementation rate of the recommendations adopted in the
                                                     2009).
    Sustainable Energy Strategy (adopted November 2009)

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Organizational Structure
              TORONTO ENVIRONMENT OFFICE


                      Director, Toronto
                     Environment Office



             Communications       Clerical & Interns
                 (2.0)                  (2.6)



   Partnerships &     Implementation &
                                             Research & Policy
     Innovation           Support
                                                  (5.0)
        (7.0)              (9.0)


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  Staffing Trend – Approved Positions
  2006 - 2011
     50
     45
     40
     35
     30
     25                                                                26               29               27
                                                     26
     20           19               19

     15
     10
      5
      0
               2006             2007              2008             2009              2010          2011 Recom'd

                              2007-
Key Points on Position Growth 2007-08:
2 positions were transferred from PPF&A when TEO was made responsible for managing the Live Green Toronto
Environmental Volunteers.
3 temporary positions were created to deliver the Smart Commute program – 50% of the costs are covered by
Metrolinx.
1 temporary position was created and funded from the reserves to manage the Live Green Toronto grant program.
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1 temporary position was created to coordinate work on local food and urban agriculture issues.
2010 Service Performance
2010 Key Accomplishments

 Approximately 80% of the recommendations adopted by City Council in July
  2007,                                              complete, ith
  2007 as part of the Climate Change Action Plan are complete with the
  recommended policies, programs and actions taken and established.

 Work has been initiated on all of the recommendations adopted by City
                                                           p     y    y
 Council in November 2009 as part of the Power to Live Green: Toronto’s
 Sustainable Energy Strategy with follow-up reports to City Council
 planned for 2011.

 Approximately 10,000 households in Toronto participated in the Home Energy
  Assistance Toronto program & improved the energy efficiency of their
  homes.

 The first major corporate sponsorship for the Live Green Toronto
  initiative involving a commitment of $400,000 over two years from
                                     2010.
  Canadian Tire was established in 2010

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2010 Key Accomplishments

In partnership with Canadian Tire, the Cut-it Out program saw almost
 2,000 older, high polluting lawn mowers, snow blowers and other small
 engine equipment retired from use by residents.

The Smart Commute Program continued to grow bringing the number of
 employees being supported in using alternative modes of transportation to
 over 70,000.

The Live Green Toronto initiative through the activities of the Community
 Animators, the provision of the one stop Live Green Toronto web-site, &
 participation in community events is estimated to have reached
 over 350,000 residents.

 Over 35,000 residents and 100 local businesses and agencies participated
 in the Live Green Toronto Festival at Yonge-Dundas Square.


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2010 Key Accomplishments
   The Live Green Toronto Membership Card launched in October 2010,
    already has 6,500 residents and 250 local businesses participating in this
    program.

   In October 2010, TEO, Toronto Hydro & Enbridge Gas launched Home
    Energy Help an innovative partnership designed to leverage financial
    resources to assist more low-income home owners in making their property
    more energy efficient.

   Received and evaluated close to 150 applications for the Live Green
    Toronto Community Investment Fund and the Eco-Roof Financial
    Incentive Program.

There are now over 1,200 Live Green Toronto Environmental Volunteers,
 who provided over 5,500 hours of service in support of City environmental
 initiatives.
 initiatives

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2010 Key Accomplishments


Completed the first detailed Local (neighbourhood level) Air Quality Study
 which determined the local sources of air pollution.

Prepared a Climate Change Risk Assessment methodology that is now
 being utilized by City operations to identify & plan for environmental risks &
 financial costs associated with the changes that are occurring in the climate.




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Service: Toronto Environment Office
- Output Measures
                       Performance Metrics by Activity:
    1) Community Engagement
    Year Estimated Number of      Live Green                 Live Green            Average Monthly
          People Reached          Membership Card -          Membership Card -     Visits to the Live
          Through Events &        Residents                  Businesses            Green Toronto
          Activities                                                               Website

    2007           60,000
                   60 000                   --                       --                       --
    2008          200,000                   --                       --                       --
    2009          300,000                   --                       --                       --
    2010          350,000                 6,500                     250                     8,000




    2) Climate Change Action Plan (adopted July 2007) and Sustainable Energy Strategy (adopted Nov
    2009) Implementation

    Year   Recommendations from the      Recommendations from the         Recommendations from the
           Climate Change Action Plan    Climate Change Action Plan       Sustainable Energy Strategy
           - Initiated                   - Completed                      – Initiated

    2007               50%                             0%                              --
    2008              100%                             21%                             --
    2009                --                             50%                            0%
    2010                --                             80%                           100%


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Service: Toronto Environment Office
- Output Measures
                        Performance Metrics by Activity:
    3) Live Green Festival

    Year   Estimated Number of   Number of Vendors         Percentage of         Amount of
           People Attending                                Vendors Rating the    Corporate
                                                           Event a Success       Sponsorships
                                                                                 Received



    2009          35,000+               100+                       90%                    $20,000

    2010          35,000+               100+                       90%                $100,000



    4) Environmental Grants



    Year   Eco Roof Grants Given for
           Eco-Roof                    Applications Received for a       Number of Households
           Green or Cool Roof          Live Green Toronto Grant          Receiving a Home Energy
           Installations                                                 Assistance Grant

    2009                 42                          119                             --
    2010                 30                          106                           10,000




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Service: Toronto Environment Office
- Output Measures
                     Performance Metrics by Activity:

        Smart C
     5) S          t
            t Commute


     Year   Number of Businesses Signed up for    Number of Employees From Those
            Smart Commute Central Toronto         Businesses Being Supported in Utilizing
                                                                            p
                                                  Alternative Modes of Transportation


     2009                   15                                     50,000


     2010                   17                                     70,000
                                                                   70 000




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2011 Recommended Operating Budget
2011 Key Issues
 Implementationof year four of the Division’s five year climate change
 implementation plan adopted by City Council in April 2008.

          to the Federal and Provincial Government’s Eco-Energy Program
 Revisions
 and impact on the Home Energy Assistance Toronto program.

 Achievingoperational efficiencies for the corporation by having TEO
 administer two community grant programs funded by other City operations
 (Toronto Water’s Community Program for Storm Water Management & Public
                      grants).
 Health’s ChemTRAC grants)

             successful completion of all the recommendations adopted by City
 Facilitating
                               p
 Council in November 2009 as part of the ‘Power to Live Green: Toronto’s
 Sustainable Energy Strategy’.

 Trackingand addressing legislative & regulatory changes proposed by the
 Provincial Federal
 P i i l & F d l governments.    t

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2011 Operating Budget Highlights

Key Initiatives:

   Facilitate implementation of all the recommendations in the Sustainable Energy
    Strategy including presentation of reports to City Council on key policy issues, such as
    district energy systems; electric vehicles; and collaborative home energy efficiency
    initiatives.

   On-going implementation of the Live Green Toronto; the Eco-Roof Incentive; the Smart
    Commute; the Home Energy Assistance Toronto; the Home Energy Help; the Cut-it
    Out; the Live Green Toronto Environmental Volunteers; the Green Toronto Awards;
    and other programs.

   Ensure, where the TEO is the assigned lead, that the City meets all mandatory
    environmental reporting.

   Assist City operations in utilizing the developed environmental risk assessment tool to
    evaluate and plan for environmental and operational risks that will emerge as a result of
    climate change.

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    2011 Recommended Operating Budget by
    Expenditure Category($000s)
                                                     Program Summary By Expenditure Category
                                                                       (In $000s)

                                             2008        2009       2010        2010        2011      2011 Change from
                                             Actual      Actual    Budget     Projected Recommended    2010 Approved           2012       2013
        Category of Expense
                                                                               Actual     Budget           Budget             Outlook    Outlook
                                               $           $          $          $           $          $         %              $          $

        Salaries and Benefits                1,566.8     2,252.0   2,777.5     2,686.0    2,647.9      (129.6)      (4.7%)    2,717.3    2,599.2
        Materials and Supplies                 29.4       155.4     170.3       170.3      172.5          2.2        1.3%      172.5      106.7
        Equipment                              53.7       25.4        2.0         2.0        2.0          0.0        0.0%        2.0       2.0
        Services & Rents                      510.2      1,701.7   3,833.7     2,808.3    3,443.3      (390.4)     (10.2%)    3,443.3     705.0
        Contributions to Capital
                            p                             ,
                                                         2,531.6    ,
                                                                   7,758.8      ,
                                                                               6,758.9    5,188.0
                                                                                           ,          (2,570.8)
                                                                                                      ( ,      )   (
                                                                                                                   (33.1%))    ,
                                                                                                                              5,188.0     92.0
        Contributions to Reserve/Res Funds   375.4         12.2      13.7        13.7       13.7          0.0        0.0%      13.7        0.0
        Other Expenditures                                188.9
        Interdivisional Charges              111.3                  53.5        53.5       48.1         (5.4)        n/a       48.1       48.1

TOTAL GROSS EXPENDITURES                     2,646.8     6,867.2   14,609.5    12,492.7   11,515.5    (3,094.0)    (21.2%)    11,584.9   3,553.0

        Interdivisional Recoveries
        Provincial Subsidies                                                               328.0       328.0         n/a       328.0      245.0
        Federal Subsidies
        Other Subsidies                                   122.5
        User Fees & Donations                 2.5          25.7     700.0                  432.0      (268.0)      (38.3%)     432.0      50.0
        Transfers from Capital Fund
        Contribution from Reserve Funds                  3,383.1   10,536.3    9,211.0    7,544.8     (2,991.5)    (28.4%)    7,544.8      0.0
        Contribution from Reserve
        S d R
        Sundry Revenues                       38 1
                                              38.1                                         10.0
                                                                                           10 0         10 0
                                                                                                        10.0          /
                                                                                                                     n/a       10.0
                                                                                                                               10 0       10.0
                                                                                                                                          10 0

TOTAL REVENUE                                 40.6       3,531.3   11,236.3    9,211.0    8,314.8     (2,921.5)    (26.0%)    8,314.8     305.0

TOTAL NET EXPENDITURES                       2,606.2     3,335.9   3,373.2     3,281.7    3,200.7     (172.5)      (5.1%)     3,270.1    3,248.0



APPROVED POSITIONS                            23.6
                                              23 6        28 6
                                                          28.6      28 6
                                                                    28.6        28.6
                                                                                28 6       26 6
                                                                                           26.6         (2.0)
                                                                                                        (2 0)      (7 0%)
                                                                                                                   (7.0%)      26.6
                                                                                                                               26 6       24.6
                                                                                                                                          24 6




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2011 Recommended Operating Budget by
Expenditure Category – Gross Expenditure($000s)
  p             g y            p        (     )
        2011 Gross Expenditures by Expenditure Category - $11.515M
                                Grants
                               $5.188 M
                                45.1%
                                45 1%
                                                                 Other
                                                                 $.71M
                                                                 0.6%




                                                              Salaries &
                                                               Benefits
    Services & Rents                        Materials &       $2.648M
       $3.443 M                              Supplies           23.0%
         29.9%                               $0.165M
                                              1.4%
                                              1 4%




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2011 Recommended Operating Budget Tax vs
Reserve Funding($000s)
              g(     )
          2011 Gross Expenditures by Funding Source - $11.515M


                                                          Other Funding
      Reserve Funding                                        Source
         $7.545M                                             $.770 M
          64.9%                                                6.6%




                                               Tax Supported
                                                 $3.332M
                                                   28.5%




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2011 Recommended Operating Budget – Draw
from Reserve Funding 2008 to 2012($000s)
                   g             (     )

                      CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION PLAN - DRAW FROM
                                                  $26.190
                           RESERVE CONTRIBUTION - $26 190
                                    2008 - 2012
             12,000

             10,000                                       $10.365



              8,000
                                                                    Projected
        ON




                                                                     Actuals
   MILLIO




                                                                                $7.545
                                                                     $8.215
                                                                     $8 215                       Budget
              6,000
                                                                                         $6.012   Actuals
                                        $5.225
              4,000
                                                 $3.483
              2 000
              2,000    $2.460
                       $2 460


                                $.935
                 0
                          2008            2009               2010                 2011     2012
                                                            YEAR
                                          Climate Change Action Plan - $17.190 M
                                                 Heat Program - $9.000 M

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2011 Recommended Service Change
       y          g ($      )
Summary – Base Budget ($000s)
                                                    2011 Recommended Service Changes             Net Incremental Impact
                  Description
                                                   Gross            Net       Positions          2012                  2013
                                                     $               $            #        $            # Pos    $            # Pos
Base Budget Changes:
Cola, Step& Progression Pay                        82.1            74.8                   69.4                  71.5
Climate Change Action Plan                        (2,887.8)        41.0


Sub-Total Base Budget Changes                     (2,805.7)        115.8        0.0       69.4          0.0     71.5          0.0
Service Changes
Efficiencies:
Reduce Discretionary Expenditures                  (16.0)          (16.0)
Reduce 2 vacant positions                          (202.3)
                                                   (202 3)         (202.3)
                                                                   (202 3)      (2 0)
                                                                                (2.0)
Minor Service Level Change:
Reduce External Policy & Research Funding (C40)    (70.0)          (70.0)


Sub-Total Service Changes                          (288.3)         (288.3)      (2.0)     0.0           0.0     0.0           0.0

          g
Total Change s                                    (3,094.0)
                                                  ( ,     )        (
                                                                   (172.5)
                                                                         )      (   )
                                                                                (2.0)     69.4          0.0     71.5          0.0




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2011 Recommended Service Changes
                  p
– Service Level Impacts
2011 Recommended Reduction               Current Service Level               Proposed Service Level
Efficiencies
                                                                              Reduced Advertising & Promotion for
Reduce Discretionary Expenditures                                            Live Green.
                                         N/A
Revenue Adjustments
N/A                                      N/A                                 N/A
Minor Service Changes
                                          One position was vacant all         High priority functions will be re-allocated
                                         through 2010. The other recently    within the remaining staff & lower priority
Reduce 2 vacant positions in TEO
                                         became vacant is focused on         acitivities will be delayed or dropped.
                                         policy & research work
                                          In 2009 & 2010 these funds were    Reduced ability to engage external
                                         reallocated to meet the City's      professional and technical expertise
External policy and research expertise
                                         financial commitments for the C40   when researching and developing policy
                                         Secretariat.                        and programs.
 : j              g
Major Service Changes
N/A




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