• Councillor Mark Grimes

Residents invited to share ideas about decision-making in Toronto

The City of Toronto is inviting Torontonians to share their thoughts on recent changes to City Council and how to support Council's local and city-wide decision-making. The public can participate online, at upcoming public sessions and by hosting their own discussions.

Input from the consultation will help to inform staff's recommendations to a Special Committee on Governance established by Toronto City Council. The Committee's mandate is to consider the impacts of a smaller Council on the City's governance and recommend any further changes to its interim structure.

The public can provide feedback in the following ways:


Beginning June 1, an online survey and toolkit for residents and organizations to host their own meetings, along with background information, will be available at http://www.toronto.ca/TOgovernance.

Public sessions

Five sessions will be held to provide an opportunity to learn about the City's governance and decision-making processes, speak with staff and other residents and, provide feedback. All sessions start with a one-hour drop-in open house, followed by roundtable discussions and individual input:

· June 10, 6 to 9 p.m., Etobicoke Olympium, 590 Rathburn Rd., main lounge area

· June 12, 6 to 9 p.m., Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr., rotunda

· June 13, 6 to 9 p.m., North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Burgundy Room

· June 15, 1 to 4 p.m., Metro Hall, 55 John St., rooms 308/309

· June 17, 6 to 9 p.m., North Toronto Memorial Community Centre, 200 Eglinton Ave. W., main lounge area

All meetings of the Special Committee on Governance are open to the public to attend, speak or submit written comments. Find out more at http://www.toronto.ca/council

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