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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 25 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 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 and corporations, 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.


Economic and Community Development Committee

The Economic and Community Development Committee's primary focus in on social cohesion and the economy, with a mandate to monitor and make recommendations on strengthening communities, neighbourhoods and the economy.

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 collective bargaining. The Executive Committee also holds special meetings pertaining to the City's Budget. Subscribers will receive e-updates about all of these meetings.

General Government and Licensing Committee

The General Government and Licensing Committee's primary focus is on City government assets and resources and business licensing, with a mandate to monitor and make recommendations on the administrative operations of the City and the licensing of businesses.


Infrastructure and Environment Committee

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee's primary focus is on infrastructure and the natural environment, with a mandate to monitor and make recommendations on Toronto's infrastructure needs and services, parks and forestry, and the sustainable use of Toronto's environment.

Planning and Housing Committee

The Planning and Housing Committee's primary focus is on urban form and housing development, with a mandate to monitor and make recommendations on planning, property standards, growth, and housing development.

Special Committee on Governance

The Special Committee on Governance is a special committee established by City Council to consider the impacts on the City's governance structure and processes arising from the reduction in the size of Council and to make recommendations to City Council on any further changes to its governance structure. Meetings of the Special Committee on Governance are called by the Chair.


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, 5, 7. 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: 6, 8, 15, 16, 17, 18.The 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: 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25.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: 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19.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.

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 TOLive

The Board of Directors of TOLive formerly known as Civic Theatres Toronto, acts on behalf of City Council for the purposes of occupation, management and control of the City's three Civic Theatres to provide quality performance and event facilities and to promote the contribution to the artistic, cultural and social vitality of Toronto and its communities. Subscribers will receive e-updates about the Board and its Committees.


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. The Board 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 is a special committee established for the purposes of 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.

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.

CreateTO Board of Directors

CreateTO is a City board, established by City Council 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.


Dangerous Dog Review Tribunal

The Dangerous Dog Review Tribunal is an adjudicative board composed of five public members appointed by City Council, including a Chair, that holds hearings with respect to Dangerous Dog orders, pursuant to Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 349-16, Animals.

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.

Film, Television and Digital Media Advisory Board

The mandate of the Film, Television and Digital Media Board is to provide recommendations and advice to promote the attractiveness and competitiveness of Toronto for the film, television and digital media industry; the issues and opportunities of the film sector; and to establish Toronto as a respected global centre of excellence for screen industries.


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, 5, 7.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.

Property Standards - North York Panel

Includes Wards: 6, 8, 15, 16, 17, 18.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.


Property Standards - Scarborough Panel

Includes Wards: 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25.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.

Property Standards - Toronto and East York Panel

Includes Wards: 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19.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.

Sign Variance Committee

The Sign Variance Committee is 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.


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).


Toronto Francophone Affairs Advisory Committee

Established by City Council at its meeting of March 27 and 28, 2019 (EX3.4), the Toronto Francophone Affairs Advisory Committee provides advice to City Council on: trends, projects and initiatives within Toronto's Francophone communities that can contribute to the City's social, economic and cultural vitality; supporting the economic competitiveness and business growth of Francophone businesses and businesses supporting Francophone communities; and opportunities for the City of Toronto to work with Toronto's Francophone communities to promote increased engagement in City initiatives.

Toronto Investment Board

The Toronto Investment Board is a City board, established under subsection 46(2) of Ontario Regulation 610/06 under the City of Toronto Act, 2006, responsible to control and manage the City's investments of funds not immediately required by the City pursuant to the prudent investment standard and an Investment Policy adopted by City Council. The Board will adopt and follow an Investment Plan that implements the City's Investment Policy. The Investment Plan shall deal with how the Board will invest the City’s money and set out its projections of the proportions of the City’s portfolio of investments to be invested.


Toronto Music Advisory Committee

The Toronto Music Advisory Committee was established by City Council to provide recommendations and advice to enhance the health, competitiveness, and viability of Toronto's music sector; achieve long-term sustainable economic growth and job creation in the music industry and related sectors; develop, support and showcase music industry talent in Toronto; facilitate signature music events; and to establish Toronto as a respected global centre of excellence for music.

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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