Public Consultations on Toronto's Governance

The City of Toronto is inviting Torontonians to participate online, at public sessions, and by hosting discussions to share their thoughts on recent changes to City Council governance and how to support Council's local and city-wide decision-making.

Input from the consultation will help to inform staff's recommendations to the Special Committee on Governance established by Toronto City Council. The Committee mandate is to consider the impacts of a smaller Council on the City's governance and recommend any further changes to its interim structure.

The public are invited to provide feedback in several ways:

  • Online: A dedicated webpage ( has launched with information about the Committee, the City's governance, upcoming public sessions, an online survey and a toolkit for residents and organizations to host their own meetings. The survey and the toolkit will be available from June 1 to July 26, 2019.

  • In Person: Five public sessions across the city provide an opportunity to learn about the City's governance and decision-making processes, speak with staff and other residents and, provide feedback. All sessions start with a one-hour drop-in open house, followed by roundtable discussions and individual input:
  • June 10, 2019, 6 to 9 p.m. at Etobicoke Olympium, 590 Rathburn Rd.
  • June 12, 2019, 6 to 9 p.m. at Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr.
  • June 13, 2019, 6 to 9 p.m. at North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
  • June 15, 2019, 1 to 4 p.m. at Metro Hall, 55 John St.
  • June 17, 2019, 6 to 9 p.m. at North Toronto Memorial Community Centre, 200 Eglinton Ave W.

  • All meetings of the Special Committee on Governance are open to the public to attend, speak or submit written comments. The third meeting of the Committee is scheduled for June 11, 2019. Agendas and minutes are available at Special Committee on Governance

More information is available at