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November 14, 2005
Ontario/Toronto Report on new City of Toronto Act released
The Government of Ontario and the City of Toronto today released a joint staff
report that proposes a bold, new approach for empowering Canada’s largest city.

The final report of the Joint Ontario-City of Toronto Task Force to Review the City
of Toronto Acts and Other Legislation outlines the consensus that staff from
both of levels of government reached on the proposed elements of new

The Ontario government will now review the report and will introduce a new City
of Toronto Act in the Legislature by the end of 2005.

“The McGuinty government’s significant investments in transit, health and
education contribute to Toronto’s role as the province’s economic engine,” said
Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister John Gerretsen. “Our government is
ready to see Toronto recognized in legislation as a mature and responsible
government. We know a strong Toronto means a strong Ontario.”

“This is Toronto's moment," said Mayor David Miller. "The change that
Torontonians have been waiting for in their city begins with the new City of
Toronto Act. I want to thank Premier McGuinty and Minister Gerretsen for
recognizing that it is in all of Ontario's interest for Toronto to be master of
its own house,” said Mayor David Miller.

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and City of Toronto staff began work
last September reviewing the city’s legislative framework. The staff report
submitted by provincial and city officials follows up on a progress report that
was released in May.

Media contacts:
Patti Munce
Minister’s Office

Patchen Barss
Office of the Mayor



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