Item - 2015.MM9.14

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on September 30, 2015 without amendments.
  • See also EX7.15

MM9.14 - Amendments to the Board Governance Structures of the City's Civic Theatre Boards - by Councillor Jaye Robinson, seconded by Councillor Vincent Crisanti

Decision Type:

City Council Decision

City Council on September 30, October 1 and 2, 2015, adopted the following:


1.  City Council amend the Board Governance Structure for the boards of Civic Theatres Toronto, Hummingbird (Sony) Centre for the Performing Arts, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, and Toronto Centre for the Arts as follows:


a. by changing the effective date of the thirteen-member board compositions from November 6, 2015 to a date effective when City Council appoints the initial eight public members; and


b. by deleting from the list of ineligibility criteria, the criterion "the person is a supplier of goods or services to the performing arts sector;" and replacing it with the criterion "the person is a supplier of goods or services to the City's theatre facilities", so that the list of ineligibility criteria now reads as follows:


"Citizens are ineligible for appointment, and may not continue to serve as a member of the Board, if any of the following conditions apply to them or their immediate family members:


- the person is a supplier of goods or services to the City's theatre facilities;


- the person has an employment relationship with another performing arts theatre;


- the person has an employment, directorship, ownership or controllership interest in an organization that has an interest in performing or producing live performing arts at the City's theatre facilities."


2.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary Bills to amend By-laws or Municipal Code Chapters, to give effect to Council's decision.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

City Council re-opened Item EX7.15 adopted by City Council on July 7, 8 and 9, 2015, for further consideration only as it relates to the eligibility criteria and effective date of the 13-member theatre board compositions.

Background Information (City Council)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Re-open Item (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that consideration of Motion MM9.14 requires a re-opening of Item EX7.15 (City Council – July 7, 8 and 9, 2015). A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to re-open the Item.

Vote (Re-open Item) Oct-01-2015 2:44 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM9.14 - Re- open Item EX7.15
Total members that voted Yes: 41 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Josh Matlow, Ron Moeser
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Rob Ford, David Shiner

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)
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