The Governing Toronto Implementation Working Group has completed its mandate and is no longer active. The following information is provided for archival purposes.
In July 2005, Council appointed a three-member volunteer advisory panel composed of Centennial College President Ann Buller (Chair), U of T Law Professor Sujit Choudhry and Toronto business leader and philanthropist Martin Connell to review Toronto's system of government. The Panel's work was undertaken to prepare Toronto's government for broader powers under the new City of Toronto Act, and to recommend reforms to help Council meet the City's significant economic, social and planning challenges.
Following several months of consultation with key stakeholders and the public of Toronto, the Panel's final report "The City We Want - the Government We Need" (PDF) was approved in principle by City Council in December 2005. The Panel set out a governance model that will enable Toronto's government to act strategically, take a City-wide perspective while balancing local needs, use an integrated policy approach, and build on the strengths of its people through civic participation and engagement.
An implementation report (PDF) was subsequently approved by Council in June, 2006.
Most of the changes took effect on December 1, 2006 including a new Council-committee structure.
You may need the free Adobe Acrobat Viewer to view PDF files.