Today, Toronto City Council voted to appoint Members of Council to committees, agencies, boards, corporations and Community Councils. Committees and other governing bodies streamline the Council process and oversee the delivery of key City of Toronto services.
The Chairs and Vice-Chairs of Executive, Standing and Special Committees as well as Community Councils were appointed by Mayor John Tory through mayoral decision. The remaining members were recommended by the Striking Committee, with recommendations adopted by Council today during the second day of the first meeting of the new Council term.
The full list of appointments is available on the City’s website.
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.
Note: the Chairs of Standing Committees are members of Executive Committee by virtue of position.
Economic and Community Development Committee
The Economic and Community Development Committee’s primary focus is on social cohesion and the economy, with a mandate to monitor and make recommendations on strengthening communities, neighbourhoods and the economy.
General Government Committee
The General Government Committee’s primary focus is on the administrative operations of the City, with a mandate to monitor and make recommendations on the procurement and management of City government assets and resources.
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.
Civic Appointments Committee
The membership of the Community Councils consists of the members of Council elected for the electoral wards that the Community Councils represent. Community Council responsibilities include making recommendations and decisions on local planning and development, as well as neighbourhood matters including traffic plans and parking regulations. Community Councils report to 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.
Etobicoke York Community Council
Community Council for Etobicoke North, Etobicoke Centre, Etobicoke-Lakeshore, York South-Weston, Humber River-Black Creek
North York Community Council
Community Council for York Centre, Eglinton-Lawrence, Don Valley West, Don Valley East, Don Valley North, Willowdale
Scarborough Community Council
Community Council for Scarborough Southwest, Scarborough Centre, Scarborough-Agincourt, Scarborough North, Scarborough-Guildwood, Scarborough-Rouge Park
Toronto and East York Community Council
Community Council for Parkdale-High Park, Davenport, Spadina-Fort York, University-Rosedale. Toronto-St. Paul’s, Toronto Centre, Toronto-Danforth, Beaches-East York
Other appointments Board of Health
Toronto Police Services Board
Toronto Transit Commission
Toronto Community Housing Corporation
Council, Committee and Community Council meeting schedules, agendas and minutes are available on the City’s website.
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