News Release
February 8, 2023

Today, Toronto City Council voted to move next week’s Special City Council meeting on the proposed 2023 Budget to Wednesday, February 15, from February 14, out of respect for the late Hazel McCallion whose state funeral will be held on February 14, on what would have been her 102nd birthday.

At the Special City Council meeting on February 15, Council will consider Mayor Tory’s 2023 Proposed Operating and Capital Budgets along with budget-related items within Council authority. The meeting will be livestreamed on the Toronto City Council YouTube channel. The meeting agenda is available on the City website.

A Backgrounder on the City’s 2023 Budget process is available in the City’s Media Room.

More information about Toronto’s Budget is available on the City’s 2023 Budget webpage.

McCallion served as mayor of the City of Mississauga for 36 years. She was first elected in November 1978, and went on to serve 12 consecutive terms as mayor, becoming the longest-serving mayor in Mississauga’s history. She was born on February 14, 1921, and passed away on January 29, at the age of 101. More information about McCallion’s life and legacy is available on the City of Mississauga website.

A state funeral for McCallion will be held in Mississauga’s Paramount Fine Foods Centre on February 14 at 11 a.m. For those unable to attend in person, the funeral service will be livestreamed at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga and on the Government of Ontario’s YouTube channel.

Flags at Toronto City Hall, Metro Hall and all civic centres will be lowered to half-mast on February 14 in McCallion’s honour.

Memorial information, including more details about the state funeral and books of condolences, is available on the City of Mississauga website.

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