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June 8, 2005
Ontario and Toronto seek public input on Toronto legislation - Province And City Conducting Sessions June 22 Across City, Launch Website
The Government of Ontario and City of Toronto today announced they will be
jointly consulting the public on a new legislative framework for Toronto.

The province is currently working with the city to develop proposed legislation
to provide Toronto with the tools it needs to thrive in the global economy and
as the economic engine of Ontario. The Strong Toronto, Strong Ontario
consultations will allow members of the public to provide input to MPPs and
City Councillors.

"This is important legislation for the people of Toronto and all Ontarians,"
said Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister John Gerretsen. "By building a
strong Toronto, we are in turn building a strong Ontario."

"A new City of Toronto Act could give Toronto's government broad new powers
that no city in Canada has had before," said Toronto Mayor David Miller. "Both
governments want to hear from Torontonians while the legislation is being

The province and the city are co-hosting simultaneous Strong Toronto, Strong
Ontario consultations on Wednesday, June 22, 2005, at 7 p.m., doors open at
6:30 p.m. The five sites will be linked through video conferencing:

St. Lawrence Market - North
Front St. & Jarvis St. (northwest corner)

Mid-Scarborough Community Centre
2467 Eglinton Ave. E. (at Kennedy Rd.)

Etobicoke Collegiate
86 Montgomery Rd. (north of Bloor St.)

Mitchell Field Community Centre
89 Church Ave. (south of Finch Ave., east of Yonge St.)

Elmbank Community Centre
10 Rampart Road (Martin Grove Rd. & Finch Ave W.)

Please call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338. TTY Line 416-338-0889. Registration
phone lines are open weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday,
June 11 and 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Seating at the consultations is limited.

For more information, visit


Patti Munce
Minister’s Office

Patchen Barss
Office of the Mayor



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