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October 11, 2007
Orientation for Appointees to Toronto’s Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Corporations Boards of Directors
Toronto Mayor David Miller welcomed Chairs and CEOs of the City’s Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Corporations (ABCCs) who attended an orientation program today. The Mayor thanked the board officials for their commitment to public service and the experience and expertise they bring to the City’s network of local boards.

“Residents have a very important and direct role in championing local democracy,” said Mayor Miller. “They make key decisions that impact how the City is governed and how the City functions. Residents appointed to these Boards of Directors have a vast pool of knowledge, skills and talents that contribute to the City’s prosperity, opportunity and liveability.”

Toronto actively encourages and promotes civic engagement by recruiting residents to sit on the City’s local boards. The City appoints up to 985 residents of Toronto to some 116 ABCCs.

“The City’s success in reflecting the diversity of its residents through civic appointments has been recognized with an award from the prestigious Maytree Foundation,” said City Manager Shirley Hoy. “Women, youth 18-30, people with disabilities, Aboriginal/First Nations people, and members of racial minorities were especially encouraged to apply.”

The Maytree Foundation is a not for profit organization, which promotes diversity in governance.

“I want to commend all members and CEOs of our boards for taking the initiative to enrich this City through hands-on civic engagement that is so important to building a great City,” added Mayor Miller. “A great City needs great people.”

Today’s orientation was designed to address board mandates and current issues, as well as the board’s relationship to the City, its policies and objectives for the boards, including the City’s goal to remove barriers that make it difficult to access services in a diverse community.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won more than 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contacts:
Nancy Autton, Strategic and Corporate Policy, 416-397-0306,
Karen Jones, Strategic and Corporate Policy, 416-397-4429,
Anne McLaughlin, Strategic Communications, 416-397-5707,


City of Toronto Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Corporations*

Board of Health
Committee of Adjustment
Enwave District Energy
Exhibition Place Board of Governors
Heritage Toronto
Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts
Metropolitan Toronto Pension Plan
Metropolitan Toronto Police Benefit Fund
Property Standards Committee and Fence Viewers
Rooming House Licensing
Sinking Fund Committee
St. Lawrence Centre for the Performing Arts
Toronto Atmospheric Fund
Toronto Centre for the Arts
Toronto Civic Employees Pension and Benefit Fund
Toronto Community Housing Corporation
Toronto Economic Development Corporation (TEDCO)
Toronto Fire Services Superannuation and Benefit Fund
Toronto Hydro
Toronto Licensing Tribunal
Toronto Parking Authority
Toronto Police Services Board
Toronto Public Library
Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation
Toronto Zoo
Yonge-Dundas Square Board of Management

Arena Boards of Management

Larry Grossman Forest Hill Memorial Arena
George Bell Arena
Leaside Gardens Arena
McCormick Playground Arena
Moss Park Arena
North Toronto Memorial Arena
Ted Reeve Community Arena
William H. Bolton Arena

Association of Community Centres

519 Church Street Community Centre
Applegrove Community Complex
Cecil Community Centre
Central Eglinton Community Centre
Community Centre 55
Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre
Harbourfront Community Centre
Ralph Thornton Community Centre
Scadding Court Community Centre
Swansea Town Hall

Business Improvement Areas

Albion Islington BIA
Beach BIA
Bloor Annex BIA
Bloor by the Park BIA
Bloor Street BIA
Bloor West Village BIA
Bloorcourt Village BIA
Bloordale Village BIA
Bloor-Yorkville BIA
Chinatown BIA
Church-Wellesley Village BIA
College Promenade BIA
Corso Italia BIA
Danforth Village BIA
Dovercourt Village BIA
Downtown Yonge BIA
Dundas West BIA
Eglinton Hill BIA
Emery Village BIA
Fairbank Village BIA
Forest Hill BIA
Gerrard India Bazaar BIA
Greektown on the Danforth BIA
Harbord Street BIA
Hillcrest Village BIA
Junction Gardens BIA
Kennedy Road BIA
Kingsway BIA
Korea Town BIA
Lakeshore Village BIA
Liberty Village BIA
Little Italy BIA
Long Branch BIA
Mimico by the Lake BIA
Mimico Village BIA
Mirvish Village BIA
Mount Dennis BIA
Old Cabbagetown BIA
Old Queen Street BIA
Pape Village BIA
Parkdale Village BIA
Queens Quay Harbourfront BIA
Riverside District BIA
Roncesvalles Village BIA
Rosedale Main Street BIA
Sheppard East Village BIA
St. Clair Avenue West BIA
St. Clair Gardens BIA
St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood BIA
The Danforth BIA
The Eglinton Way BIA
The Kingsway BIA
Upper Village BIA
Uptown Yonge BIA
Village of Islington BIA
West Queen West BIA
Weston Village BIA
Wexford Heights BIA
Wychwood Heights BIA
Yonge Lawrence Village BIA
York Eglinton BIA

* Not an exhaustive list of the City’s special purpose bodies. The City of Toronto recruits up to 985 residents to sit on some 116 local boards. More information about the City’s ABCCs is available at



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