All GMAP applications are screened for acceptance by the City of Toronto's GMAP Review Committee based on the GMAP participation criteria (see above). The review committee consists of City staff representing the Economic Development and Culture Division, Toronto Office of Partnership and an additional division or City agency if required. Applications which meet a rating threshold based on the program criteria will proceed to the feasibility assessment stage.
Projects that pass the initial application screening will be referred to the appropriate City of Toronto Host Division (responsible for the required City infrastructure or asset) to conduct a project feasibility assessment. This assessment will ensure that the proposed project presents no or minimal risk to staff, the public, or City assets/infrastructure and meets all applicable safety standards and legislative requirements.
Notice of conditional approval will be given within one month of referral to the Host Division for the feasibility assessment.
Upon completion of the feasibility assessment, conditional approval will be given by the City of Toronto to the selected project, with final approval subject to a detailed proposal from the applicant, which will include the following requirements:
- Development of an approved implementation plan and timeline
- Possession of required liability insurance
- Possession of required business license(s)
- Completion of a signed legal agreement with the City of Toronto
GMAP Legal Agreement
Once approval is given by the Host Division based on a completed feasibility assessment, and prior to commencement of the approved project, the applicant will be required to enter into an agreement with the City in a form and content satisfactory to the City Solicitor including provisions for appropriate insurance and indemnification of the City of Toronto. The City's Purchasing and Procurement Management Division, Legal Services and Risk Insurance Management shall be engaged for their review of each approved application.
The City of Toronto will endeavour to bring about the commencement of each approved GMAP project within four months from the time of the applicant’s initial referral to the City division.
The GMAP team will develop success metrics and each project will be evaluated using these metrics. At the end of each project the GMAP team will document the outcomes and lessons learned. Propriety knowledge will be kept confidential.