The Mayor has special powers and duties under Part VI.1 of the City of Toronto Act.  These include powers to:

  • Bring matters to Council that advance certain Provincial priorities and veto any by-laws passed by Council that may interfere with the advancement of those priorities
  • Appoint the City Manager
  • Hire and dismiss certain City officials and determine the organizational structure of the City of Toronto
  • Create committees of Council, assign their functions and appoint the Chairs and Vice Chairs of committees of Council
  • Propose the City’s budget subject to Council amendments, a Mayoral veto and a Council override process

The Mayor is required to exercise those powers in writing and make them available to the public, subject to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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1-2022 To establish committees of Council and to assign their functions.
2-2022 To appoint the chairs and vice-chairs of committees.
3-2022 To give written approval of by-law(s) prepared for the November 23 and 24, 2022 meeting of City Council.
4-2022 To give written approval of by-law(s) prepared for the November 28, 2022, meeting of Etobicoke York Community Council.
5-2022 To give written approval of by-law(s) prepared for the November 29, 2022, meeting of North York Community Council.
6-2022 To give written approval of by-law(s) prepared for the November 30, 2022, meeting of Toronto and East York Community Council.
7-2022 To give written approval of by-law(s) prepared for the December 1, 2022, meeting of Scarborough Community Council.
8-2022 To appoint Paul Johnson as City Manager for the City of Toronto.
9-2022 To give written approval of by-laws prepared for the December 8, 2022, meeting of Debenture Committee.
10-2022 To give written approval of by-laws prepared for the December 14 and 15, 2022, meeting of City Council.
11-2022 To delegate powers to determine the organizational structure of the City and to hire and dismiss certain City officials to the City Manager and to City Council.
12-2022 To appoint Paul Raftis as Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services.
13-2022 To appoint Bikram Chawla as Interim Chief and General Manager, Toronto Paramedic Services.
1-2023 To appoint Sharon Bollenbach as Executive Director, FIFA World Cup Hosting 2026.
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Mayoral Declarations under s. 5.3 of the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act


Municipal Conflict of Interest Act s. 5.3. requires the Mayor to disclose any pecuniary interest, direct or indirect, when exercising any of the power or duties assigned to the head of council in Part VI.1 of the City of Toronto Act. Specifically, the Mayor:

  • shall, upon becoming aware of the interest in the matter, disclose the interest by filing a written statement of the interest and its general nature with the clerk of the municipality;
  • shall not use the power or exercise the duty with respect to the matter; and
  • shall not use their office in any way to attempt to influence any decision or recommendation of the municipality that results from consideration of the matter.
Date Declaration
January 10, 2023 Declaration of Interest re: section 226.6, Powers re committees, and section 226.14, Powers and duties re budget