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February 22, 2006
How should the City of Toronto be governed?
  
The City of Toronto is holding public consultations on directions Council is considering for governance and how they will be implemented after the November 13, 2006 municipal elections. The “Governing Toronto Public Consultations” take place across the city on March 2, 4, 6, and 8, 2006.

Mayor David Miller and members of City Council are inviting Torontonians to learn about and discuss the role of Council, the Mayor, Councillors, Committees, Community Councils, and the public at four meetings:

WEST
Etobicoke Collegiate Institute, 86 Montgomery Rd., (n/e of Islington & Bloor)
Thursday, March 2, 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Transit: Royal York Station -- west on Bloor, north on Montgomery

SOUTH
St Lawrence Hall, 157 King St. East, (s/w corner of King & Jarvis)
Saturday, March 4, 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Transit: King Streetcar

NORTH
Memorial Hall, 5100 Yonge St., below the North York Public Library (Yonge n/w of Sheppard)
Monday, March 6, 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Transit: North York Centre Station

EAST
Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr. (n/w of McCowan & Ellesmere)
Wednesday, March 8, 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Transit: Scarborough Centre Station

Registration is required and seating at the consultations is limited. To register, call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338, TTY Line 416-338-0889, weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The discussion at the public sessions will be based on recommendations put forward by the Governing Toronto Advisory Panel. The volunteer Panel included Chair Ann Buller, President of Centennial College, Sujit Choudhry, an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto and Martin Connell, a business and community leader and Chair of the Toronto Community Foundation.

The Panel’s report, “The City We Want, the Government We Need,” was presented to Council in December 2005 following several months of consultation and consideration. The majority of the Panel’s recommendations were approved in principle. The report is available on line at http://www.toronto.ca/governingtoronto.

The March consultation sessions will give the Toronto public an opportunity to share their ideas prior to Council’s consideration of an implementation report expected in May 2006.

In addition to these four consultation opportunities, each of Toronto’s four Community Councils will consider governance recommendations on Tuesday, April 4, 2006. Members of the public can register to appear before the Community Council of their choice. Please call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 for more information.

Torontonians can also email their views to govto@toronto.ca, or read more about Governing Toronto on the web at http://www.toronto.ca/governingtoronto.


Media contacts:

Stuart Green
Deputy Director of Communications
Mayor’s Office
416-338-7119

Cindy Bromley
Communications Manager
416-392-4993


 

 

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