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November 3, 2005
Governing Toronto Advisory Panel holds final public meeting
The City of Toronto's three-member governance advisory panel will hold their
final public meeting on Tuesday, November 15 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at St.
Lawrence Market Complex - North Market, 92 Front St.

The Advisory Panel has been hearing from Torontonians since City Council
appointed the members last July. The Panel, chaired by Ann Buller, President of
Centennial College, includes Sujit Choudhry, Associate Professor at the Faculty
of Law at the University of Toronto and Martin Connell, co-owner and co-founder
of ACE Bakery Limited and Chair of the Toronto Community Foundation.

Tuesday's consultation will be the final opportunity for Torontonians to share
their ideas with the Panel about how the city should be governed. Participants
will discuss issues such as public engagement, balancing neighbourhood and
city-wide decisions and the roles and responsibilities of Council, the Mayor,
and Community Councils.

In addition, Torontonians can have their say online by visiting the Governing
Toronto Web site,, or by emailing the
Advisory Panel at

"The Panel's advice will help shape City Council's evolution into a full
fledged government," said Mayor David Miller. "We are creating a new governance
structure that will shape this city for generations to come."

The Panel's work includes research, documentation, discussion papers,
interviews and consultations. The restructuring of the City's government
anticipates a new City of Toronto Act, which will give Toronto's government
historic new powers and responsibilities.

The final report of the Advisory Panel will be delivered to the Policy and
Finance Committee, and City Council, later this year.

To register for the public meeting, call Access Toronto at
416-338-0338 - weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Media contacts:
Patchen Barss, Office of the Mayor, 416-338-7134
Cindy Bromley, Communications Manager, 416-392-4993



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