Item - 2017.MM24.35

Tracking Status

MM24.35 - Appointment of City Solicitor - by Councillor Stephen Holyday, seconded by Councillor Mary Fragedakis

Decision Type:

City Council Decision

City Council on January 31, 2017, adopted the following:


1. City Council appoint Wendy E. Walberg to the position of City Solicitor for the City of Toronto, with such appointment to be effective on February 15, 2017, subject to written acceptance by Ms. Walberg on or before February 15, 2017, of the terms and conditions of a contract of employment offered by the City.


2.  City Council authorize the City Manager to negotiate terms and conditions of employment with Ms. Walberg.


3.  City Council authorize the public release of the name and curriculum vitae summary of the City Solicitor contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (January 31, 2017) from the City Manager.


Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (January 31, 2017) from the City Manager is now public in its entirety and contains the following Curriculum Vitae summary for Wendy E. Walberg:


Employment History


2010 – present         Practice Lead, Governance and Operations

                                    Legal Services Division, Municipal Law Section

                                    City of Toronto


1998 – 2010              Senior Solicitor, Legal Services Division

                                    City of Toronto


1992 - 1997               Solicitor, Legal Division

                                    Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto


1991 - 1992               Judges' Law Clerk

                                    Ontario Court, General Division


Education and Professional Development


2012                           LLM, (Specializing in Administrative Law)

                                    Osgoode Hall Law School


1989                          LLB

                                    Osgoode Hall Law School


1991                           Bachelor of Arts

                                    Carleton University


1991                           Call to the Bar of Ontario


2009                           Certified by Law Society as Specialist in Municipal Law (local government)

Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees

Background Information (City Council)

Member Motion MM24.35
(January 31, 2017) Report from the City Manager on Appointment of City Solicitor
Confidential Attachment 1

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Introduce Motion without Notice moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Carried)

That Councillor Stephen Holyday be permitted to add to the agenda of today's meeting an urgent Motion without Notice concerning:


Appointment of City Solicitor  


Reason for Urgency:


This Motion is urgent as the City has been without a permanent City Solicitor for many months.

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jan-31-2017 7:45 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM24.35 - Adopt
Total members that voted Yes: 38 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, 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, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser
Source: Toronto City Clerk at