CreateTO is a City agency launched on January 1, 2018 to lead a new City-wide real estate service delivery model adopted by City Council in 2017.
The City-wide real estate service delivery model centralizes the City’s real estate and facilities management activities under CreateTO to ensure the effective use of the City’s real estate assets. The new model involves the operational consolidation of two City corporations, Build Toronto and the Toronto Port Lands Company, through service agreements with CreateTO for specific real estate activities such as commercial development.
CreateTO’s mandate is to manage the City’s real estate portfolio, develop City buildings and lands for municipal purposes and provide real estate solutions to City divisions, agencies and corporations. Its business streams focus on customer relationship management, real estate strategy, property management, asset management, major projects and development.
Read CreateTO’s 2019 Budget for detailed budget information on CreateTO’s service activities.
CreateTO was established by City Council under the authority of the City of Toronto Act, 2006.
Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 215, CreateTO sets out the mandate and governance structure of CreateTO and the role and requirements for CreateTO’s Board of Directors, which is responsible for the supervising the management and business affairs of the agency.
The CreateTO Board consists of eight members appointed by City Council and cross-appointed to the Build Toronto and Toronto Port Lands Company boards. It comprises six public members appointed through the City’s Public Appointments process and two City Council members, one of whom is the Mayor or Council member-designate. City Council appoints the Board Chair and Vice-Chair.
Key Council Decisions
- City Council adopted CC1.1: Recalibrating City Council’s Governance System for 26 Members (December 2018)
- City Council adopted EX29.5: City-Wide Real Estate – Amendments to Municipal Code Chapters and Shareholder Directions (December 2017)
- City Council adopted EX27.12: City-Wide Real Estate – Delegated Authorities Framework and Transition Plan (October 2017)
- City Council adopted EX25.9: City-Wide Real Estate Transformation (May 2017)
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