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Toronto City Council

City Council

Toronto City Council is the main governing and legislative body of the City of Toronto. City Council meets monthly for regular meetings. Special Meetings of Council are also called. Council is composed of the Mayor and 44 Councillors. Toronto City Council has direct responsibility for the City's services. Council also indirectly oversees other major services (such as police, transit, public health, libraries, public housing) through the appointment of Council members to the boards of directors of the City Council's agencies, boards, commissions and corporations.

Committees Reporting to City Council

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee's mandate is to recommend the appointment of the City's external auditor, recommend the appointment of an external auditor to conduct the annual audit of the Auditor General's office, consider the annual external audit of the financial statements of the City and its agencies, boards, and commissions, consider the external audit of the Auditor General's office, consider the Auditor General's reports and audit plan, conduct an annual review of the Auditor General's accomplishments and make recommendations to Council on reports the Audit Committee considers.

Board of Health

The Board of Health determines and sets public health policy and advises City Council on a broad range of health issues. The Board of Health is composed of six Councillors, six citizen representatives and an elected school board representative. Subscribers will receive e-updates pertaining to the Board of Health and its Committees.

Civic Appointments Committee

The Civic Appointments Committee's mandate is to consider and recommend to Council the names of citizens to appoint to agencies. The Committee is divided into panels and subscribers to the Civic Appointments Committee e-updates will receive updates about the Civic Appointments Panels as well.


Community Development and Recreation Committee

The Community Development and Recreation Committee's primary focus is social cohesion, with a mandate to monitor, and make recommendations to strengthen services to communities and neighbourhoods.

Economic Development Committee

The Economic Development Committee's primary focus is the economy, with a mandate to monitor, and make recommendations to strengthen Toronto's economy and investment climate.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee makes recommendations on Council's strategic policy and priorities, governance policy and structure, financial planning and budgeting, fiscal policy including revenue and tax policies, intergovernmental and international relations, Council and its operations, and human resources and labour relations. The Executive Committee also has special meetings pertaining to the Budget as well as other relevant policies and priorities. Subscribers will receive e-updates about all of these meetings.


Government Management Committee

The Government Management Committee has a focus of government assets and resources, with a mandate to monitor, and make recommendations on the administrative operations of the City.

Licensing and Standards Committee

The Licensing and Standards Committee's primary focus is consumer safety and protection, with a mandate to monitor, and make recommendations on the licensing of business and enforcement of property standards.

Parks and Environment Committee

The Parks and Environment Committee's primary focus is the natural environment, with a mandate to monitor, and make recommendations on the sustainable use of Toronto's natural environment.


Planning and Growth Management Committee

The Planning and Growth Management Committee's primary focus is on urban form, with a mandate to monitor, and make recommendations on planning, growth, and development of the City.

Public Works and Infrastructure Committee

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee's primary focus is on infrastructure, with a mandate to monitor, and make recommendations on Toronto's infrastructure needs and services.

Striking Committee

The Striking Committee's mandate is to make recommendations to Council on Council member appointments to fill the positions of the at-large members of the Executive Committee, the members of the standing committees, and members of various special committees and other committees; make recommendations to Council on Council member appointments to fill the positions of representatives on agencies and public advisory committees; and to make recommendations to Council on the meeting schedule for City Council and Council Committees. The Committee meets when necessary.

Community Councils

Etobicoke York Community Council

Etobicoke York Community Council includes Wards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 17 The Etobicoke York Community Council's responsibilities include making recommendations and decisions on local planning and development, as well as neighbourhood matters including traffic plans and parking regulations. Community Councils reports to City Council but they also have final decision-making power on certain items, such as fence by-law exemptions and appointments to local boards and Business Improvement Areas.

North York Community Council

The North York Community Council includes Wards: 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 24, 25, 26, 33, 34The North York Community Council's responsibilities include making recommendations and decisions on local planning and development, as well as neighbourhood matters including traffic plans and parking regulations. Community Councils reports to City Council but they also have final decision-making power on certain items, such as fence by-law exemptions and appointments to local boards and Business Improvement Areas.

Scarborough Community Council

The Scarborough Community Council includes Wards: 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44 The Scarborough Community Council's responsibilities include making recommendations and decisions on local planning and development, as well as neighbourhood matters including traffic plans and parking regulations. Community Councils reports to City Council but they also have final decision-making power on certain items, such as fence by-law exemptions and appointments to local boards and Business Improvement Areas.


Toronto and East York Community Council

The Toronto and East York Community Council includes Wards: 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 The Toronto and East York Community Council's responsibilities include making recommendations and decisions on local planning and development, as well as neighbourhood matters including traffic plans and parking regulations. Community Councils reports to City Council but they also have final decision-making power on certain items, such as fence by-law exemptions and appointments to local boards and Business Improvement Areas.

Other Boards and Committees

Aboriginal Affairs Committee

The Aboriginal Affairs Committee's duties include using their knowledge and expertise to provide advice to City Council, through the standing committees of Council, and act as a liaison with external bodies on barriers to participation in public life and to the achievement of social, cultural and economic well-being of the city's residents. Each community advisory committee shall also address the specific issues facing particular communities, develop options for Council's consideration and make recommendations for positive changes that shall improve the quality of the lives of the members of the city's diverse communities.

Affordable Housing Committee

The Affordable Housing Committee oversees the activities of the Affordable Housing Office. These activities include directing federal and provincial government investments in new affordable rental and ownership housing in partnership with private and non-profit developers. They also include delivering federal funds to repair and modify the homes of low-and-modest income seniors, disabled persons and families. The committee also facilitates the implementation of Housing Opportunities Toronto, the City's 10-year affordable housing action plan.

Bid Award Panel

Bid Award Panel is an administrative committee that awards contracts under limits established by Council and set out in Municipal Code Chapter 195. The Bid Award Panel replaces the Bid Committee as of January 1, 2017. The Bid Award Panel meets weekly so subscribers can expect weekly e-updates for the Bid Committee.


Board of Directors of Civic Theatres Toronto

The Board of Directors of Civic Theatres Toronto was established by City Council to oversee the business and operational affairs of Civic Theatres Toronto. This board will oversee the transition process for consolidating the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, the Hummingbird (Sony) Centre for the Performing Arts, and the Toronto Centre for the Arts into a single organization under Civic Theatres Toronto.

Board of Directors of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund

The Toronto Atmospheric Fund's (TAF) mandate includes the promotion of global climate stabilization through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, local air quality, energy conservation and efficiency, public understanding of global warming and its implications for the urban environment, and related research and technology development.

Board of Governors of Exhibition Place

Exhibition Place’s Board of Governors, formed in 1982, has a mandate to govern its lands and assets of the grounds known as Exhibition Place, in keeping with the uses outlined in the City of Toronto Act, 2006. The Board provides leadership and oversight, and considers business and contractual matters that enhance the viability and profitability of Exhibition Place.


Board of Management of the Toronto Zoo

The Board works with the Toronto Zoo staff to develop strategic plans, goals and policies and ensures that these plans are efficiently and effectively implemented, approves the annual operating and capital budgets for recommendation to Council, hires and evaluates the Chief Executive Officer, who is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Toronto Zoo and its staff, considers matters relevant to the management and delivery of quality programs and services, and is accountable for the Toronto Zoo's activities and for ensuring that it complies with all applicable legislation.

Budget Committee

The Budget Committee's mandate includes, but is not limited to, co-ordinating the preparation of the capital and operating estimates while the annual capital and operating budgets are being developed, making recommendations on the capital and operating budgets, and reviewing other matters that may have a significant impact on a future budget, upon request from the Executive Committee.

City-School Boards Advisory Committee

Established by City Council at its meeting of February 10 and 11, 2015 (EX2.1 - Council Advisory Bodies for the 2014 to 2018 Term of City Council ), the City-School Boards Advisory Committee makes recommendations to City Council through the Executive Committee. The Committee provides advice to City Council on the best ways to effectively share information and plan collaboratively to provide opportunities for the City of Toronto and School Boards serving Toronto to maximize resources and minimize negative effects on local communities. The Committee fosters coordination of the City and the School Boards' roles in developing a solution to address the local needs of the City, the School Boards and the Province of Ontario as they relate to publicly funded schools and related infrastructure.


Community Partnership and Investment Program Appeals Committee

The Committee deals with appeals regarding the eligibility and allocations reports associated with Community Partnership and Investment Programs under the purview of the Community Development and Recreation Committee and the Economic Development Committee.

Compliance Audit Committee

As required by the Municipal Elections Act, City Council has established a Compliance Audit Committee to consider applications for a compliance audit of candidate finances.

Debenture Committee

The Debenture Committee's duties include the authority to issue debentures and revenue bonds, and enter into bank loans up to the annual limit established by Council in the City's annual borrowing by-law; and the authority to adopt the requisite borrowing by-laws to approve debenture issue authorized by the Debenture Committee, in accordance with the City's Financing of Capital Works Policy and Goals (The "Financing Policy") and with all legislative requirements.


Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee

This advisory committee provides advice to City Council on the elimination of barriers faced by people with disabilities and acts as a liaison with external bodies on barriers to participation in public life and to the achievement of social, cultural and economic well-being of people with disabilities. The committee also provides advice to City Council about the requirements and implementation of accessibility standards and the preparation, implementation and effectiveness of accessibility reports as required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).


Employee and Labour Relations Committee

The Employee and Labour Relations Committee reviews corporate human resource policy issues related to achieving and maintaining excellence in the public service and issues that affect the workforce. Responsibilities include compensation, performance management, training and development, recruitment, retention, retirement, labour relations, human rights, equity goals, wellness, and health and safety strategic policy direction on collective bargaining.

French Language Advisory Committee

The French Language Advisory Committee monitors and reviews decisions and projects of the Francophone Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AFMO); monitors and reviews emerging trends and information from Toronto's Francophone community; and provides information and advice through an annual presentation to Government Management Committee.


Graffiti Panel

The Graffiti Panel is an administrative committee that reviews and makes decisions on requests to exempt art murals and/or graffiti art in accordance with Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 485, Graffiti.

Property Standards - Etobicoke York Panel

Includes Wards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 17The Property Standards Panel's duties are to hear appeals of orders made under the Building Code Act 1992. The panels are guided by the same geographical boundaries used by the Community Councils.

Property Standards - North York Panel

Includes Wards: 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 24, 25, 26, 33, 34The Property Standards Panel's duties are to hear appeals of orders made under the Building Code Act 1992. The panels are guided by the same geographical boundaries used by the Community Councils.


Property Standards - Scarborough Panel

Includes Wards: 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44The Property Standards Panel's duties are to hear appeals of orders made under the Building Code Act 1992. The panels are guided by the same geographical boundaries used by the Community Councils.

Property Standards - Toronto and East York Panel

Includes Wards: 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 The Property Standards Panel's duties are to hear appeals of orders made under the Building Code Act 1992. The panels are guided by the same geographical boundaries used by the Community Councils.

Toronto Realty Agency

City Council established the Toronto Realty Agency to manage the City's real estate portfolio, develop City buildings and lands for municipal purposes and deliver client focused real estate solutions to City Divisions, Agencies and Corporations.


Sign Variance Committee

The Sign Variance Committee is a City Board that hears appeals of the Chief Building Official's decisions on variance applications for first party signs and makes decisions on variance applications for third party signs.

Tenant Issues Committee

Tenants make up over 50% of Toronto's residents and have specific rights and responsibilities that are governed by City of Toronto by-laws and provincial legislation. The Tenants Issues Committee will receive input from tenants and City staff toward improving conditions for Toronto renters. Established by City Council at its meeting of February 10 and 11, 2015, the Tenant Issues Committee provides advice to City Council through recommendations to the Executive Committee.

Toronto Film, Television and Commercial Production Industry Committee (Toronto Film Board)

The mandate of the Toronto Film, Television and Commercial Production Industry Committee (Toronto Film Board) is to provide recommendations and advice to enhance the attractiveness and competitiveness of Toronto for the film, television and commercial production industry. The board seeks input from the broader industry to provide coherent advice to City Council on issues and opportunities for the sector. The board also monitors and tracks marketing strategies that could be used to attract new or return film, television, and commercial production business to Toronto.


Toronto Music Industry Advisory Council

The Toronto Music Industry Advisory Council was established by City Council to provide recommendations and advice to enhance the attractiveness, competitiveness, and growth of Toronto's music industry; be a forum for the music industry and provide coherent advice to City Council on issues and opportunities for the sector; and to promote Toronto's music industry and monitor and advise on marketing strategies to strengthen the viability of the music sector.

Toronto Parking Authority

The Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) is a City board that operates municipal off-street parking facilities and on-street metered parking in the City of Toronto. The TPA operates a total of 37,700 off-street parking spaces in 213 off-street facilities and some 18,600 on-street metered parking spaces. The TPA is governed by Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 179, Parking Authority.

Toronto Preservation Board

The Toronto Preservation Board's mandate is to provide advice to Council on matters relating to Part IV and Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act, including, but not limited to: designation of heritage properties or conservation districts and inclusion on the Inventory of Heritage Properties; applications to alter, demolish or remove designated or listed heritage properties; applications to repeal by-laws which designate individual properties as heritage properties and proposed heritage easements or covenants. The Toronto Preservation Board also consults with the City's four Community Preservation Panels (one for each Community Council district).

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