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Encyclopedia > Toronto City Council

The Toronto City Council is the governing body of the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ...


Members represent wards throughout the city, and are known as councillors. A ward is an electoral district used in local politics, most notably in England, Scotland, and Wales, as well as Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and many cities in the United States and the federal district of Washington, DC. Wards are usually named after neighbourhoods...


For ease of electoral division, wards are based upon the city's provincial electoral districts, with each district (or 'riding') divided into two city wards. (The provincial boundaries will be redistributed in 2007 along the lines of the new federal boundaries; it is unclear whether the city wards will also be shifted along these lines for the 2010 election, an adjustment which would increase the number of councillors from 44 to 46.) An electoral district is a geographically-based constituency upon which Canadas representative democracy is based. ... In the British Isles since Anglo-Saxon times, a riding is traditionally a sub-division (especially in three) of a county, in Australia analogous. ...


The city council currently comprises 45 members: 44 ward councillors plus the mayor. The city posts agendas for council and committee meetings.

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Executive

There are six standing committees of council (policy and finance, administration, works, economic development and parks, community services and planning and transportation) whom make up the executive body at city hall. In addition there are three other internal business committees: audit, nominating and striking. Sub-committees of the policy and finance committee include the budget advisory committee and the employee and labour relations committee.


Community Council

In addition to the standing committees, all members of Toronto city council serve on a community council. The city is divided into four community councils, each of which makes recommendations on local matters to the full city council. Although they are named "councils" they are really geographic standing committees of council with no final authority. These are denoted in the chart below as a letter next to the councillor's ward number:

Etobicoke (pronounced  ) is the western portion of the City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with a population of approximately 345,000[1]. The official 2001 census count was 338,117. ... York is a very diverse and vibrant community in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... North York forms the central part of the northern half of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Motto: Location City Information Established: 1 January 1850 (township), 1 January 1967 (borough), June 1983 (city), 1 January 1998 (amalgamated) Area: 187. ... The East York Civic Centre, the former City Hall East York is a former suburb of Toronto, which was a borough of Metropolitan Toronto before it was amalgamated into the megacity of Toronto in 1998. ...

Changes for 2006-2010 Council

A few changes are coming to the new council in 2007: 2007 (MMVII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The Speaker of Toronto City Council and Deputy Speaker of Toronto City Council will become the presiding officers at the sitting of Toronto City Council beginning December 1, 2006. ... The Speaker of Toronto City Council and Deputy Speaker of Toronto City Council will become the presiding officers at the sitting of Toronto City Council beginning December 1, 2006. ...

Current councillors

Councillor Ward Provincial Electoral District Notes
David Miller mayor policy and finance committee chair
Paul Ainslie1 43 S Scarborough—Rouge River former executive assistant to councillor David Soknacki
Brian Ashton 36 S Scarborough Southwest Planning and Growth Management chair
Maria Augimeri 9 N York Centre
Sandra Bussin 32 T Beaches—East York former deputy mayor
Shelley Carroll 33 N Don Valley East Budget Chief and at large
Raymond Cho 42 S Scarborough—Rouge River former Metro Toronto councillor
Janet Davis 31 T Beaches—East York
Glenn De Baeremaeker 38 S Scarborough Centre Public Works and Infrastructure chair
Michael Del Grande 39 S Scarborough—Agincourt former member of the Audit Committee and the Works Committee
Frank Di Giorgio 12 E York South—Weston
Mike Feldman 10 N York Centre former deputy mayor
John Filion 23 N Willowdale Toronto Centre for the Arts committee chair
Paula Fletcher 30 T Toronto—Danforth Parks and Environment chair
Rob Ford 2 E Etobicoke North
Adam Giambrone 18 T Davenport former cycling committee chair
Mark Grimes 6 E Etobicoke—Lakeshore
Suzan Hall 1 E Etobicoke North Etobicoke York community council chair
Adrian Heaps 35 S Scarborough Southwest
Doug Holyday 3 E Etobicoke Centre former Mayor of Etobicoke
Cliff Jenkins 25 N Don Valley West
Norm Kelly 40 S Scarborough—Agincourt chair At large; former MPP
Gloria Lindsay Luby 4 E Etobicoke Centre General Government chair; former Economic Development and Parks Chair
Giorgio Mammoliti 7 E York West Affordable Housing chair
Pam McConnell 28 T Toronto Centre—Rosedale chair At large
former police services board chair
Joe Mihevc 21 T St. Paul's Community Development and Recreation chair
Peter Milczyn 5 E Etobicoke—Lakeshore
Denzil Minnan-Wong 34 N Don Valley East North York community council chair
Howard Moscoe 15 N Eglinton—Lawrence Licensing and Standards Committee; former Toronto Transit Commission chair
Ron Moeser 44 S Scarborough East former chair of the Scarborough Community Council; former member of the waterfront committee (City of Scarborough)
Frances Nunziata 11 E York South—Weston former Mayor of the City of York
Case Ootes 29 T Toronto—Danforth former Deputy Mayor
Cesar Palacio 17 E Davenport former executive assistant to councillor Betty Disero
Joe Pantalone 19 T Trinity—Spadina deputy mayor
John Parker 26 N Don Valley West former works committee chair
Gord Perks 14 T Parkdale—High Park
Anthony Perruzza 8 N York West former MPP, North York councillor and Metro Toronto Separate School Board Trustee
Kyle Rae 27 T Toronto Centre—Rosedale Economic Development chair; former Toronto East York community council chair
Bill Saundercook 13 E Parkdale—High Park former City of York alderman, former Chairs of the York Community Council and Works Committee; member of the Strategic Policies and Priorities Committee and Toronto Transit Commissioner
David Shiner 24 N Willowdale former Budget chief
Karen Stintz 16 N Eglinton—Lawrence
Michael Thompson 37 S Scarborough Centre Scarborough community council chair
Adam Vaughan 20 T Trinity—Spadina
Michael Walker 22 T St. Paul's former administration committee chair
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The Toronto City Council is the governing body of the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Members represent wards throughout the city, and are known as councillors.
For ease of electoral division, wards are based upon the city's provincial electoral districts, with each district (or 'riding') divided into two city wards.
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