Item - 2017.MM28.36

Tracking Status

MM28.36 - Appointment of Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services - by Councillor James Pasternak, seconded by Councillor Paula Fletcher

Decision Type:

City Council Decision

City Council on April 26, 27 and 28, 2017, adopted the following:


1.  City Council appoint Matthew Pegg to the position of Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services for the City of Toronto, with such appointment to be effective, subject to and following written acceptance by Mr. Pegg of the terms and conditions of a contract of employment offered by the City.


2.  City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B to negotiate terms and conditions of employment with Mr. Pegg.

3.  City Council authorize the appropriate City officials to take the necessary action to give effect  to Council's decision, including the introduction in Council of the necessary bill to appoint Matthew Pegg as Fire Chief under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997.

4.  City Council authorize the public release of the name and curriculum vitae summary of the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services, contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (April 26, 2017) from the City Manager.


Curriculum Vitae Summary for Matthew Pegg


Employment History


City of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Deputy Fire Chief / Director of Administrative Services                      2013 to 2016


Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC), Ottawa, Ontario

National Advisory Council Member – Representing Ontario               2013 to 2016


National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Quincy, MA

Principal Voting Technical Committee Member (1971 / 1851)            2009 to 2014


Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL)  Toronto, Ontario

Co-chair – Fire Services Section 21 Advisory Committee                    2004 to 2011


City of Brampton, Brampton, Ontario

Deputy Fire Chief / Director                                                                  2008 to 2013


Town of Ajax, Ajax, Ontario

Deputy Fire Chief                                                                                   2002 to 2008


Canadian Plastics Group, Newmarket, Ontario

Corporate Pilot (Part-time)                                                                     2000 to 2006


Town of Georgina, Keswick, Ontario

Deputy Fire Chief                                                                                   2001 to 2002


Town of Georgina, Keswick, Ontario

Training Officer (Platoon Chief)                                                            1997 to 2001


IAFF Local 3691, Keswick, Ontario

Association President                                                                              1996 to 2001


Town of Georgina, Keswick, Ontario

Fire Fighter                                                                                              1992 to 1997


Gary's Service and Towing, Keswick, Ontario

Licensed Motor Vehicle Mechanic / Licensed Truck and

Coach Technician                                                                                    1991 to 1994




Schulich School of Business – York University, Toronto, Ontario

Public Management                                                                                 2013


P.A. Douglas and Associates – Banff, Alberta

The Banff Management Course                                                               2007


Queen's University – Kingston, Ontario

Industrial Relations                                                                                  2004-2006


Dalhousie University – Halifax, Nova Scotia

Fire Service Administration                                                                     2001-2004


Dalhousie University – Halifax, Nova Scotia

Fire Service Leadership                                                                           1997-1998

Confidential Attachment - Personal matter pertaining to the appointment of a Fire Chief and General Manager

Background Information (City Council)

Member Motion MM28.36
(April 26, 2017) Report from the City Manager on Appointment of Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services
Confidential Attachment 1

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Notice (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the necessary provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, need to be waived to permit introduction of Motion MM28.36. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive notice.

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM28.36 be referred to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Apr-27-2017 2:52 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM28.36 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 42 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, 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, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Mary Fragedakis, John Tory
Source: Toronto City Clerk at