Item - 2021.CC37.11

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on November 9, 2021 with amendments.

CC37.11 - Ratification of the Appointment for the CreateTO Chief Executive Officer

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on November 9, 10 and 12, 2021, adopted the following:

 

 1. City Council ratify the appointment of Vic Gupta to the position of Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, subject to an agreement of employment terms.

 

2. City Council authorize the public release of the name and candidate summary of Vic Gupta once employment terms are agreed, and City Council direct that the balance of Confidential Attachment 1 to the Transmittal (November 5, 2021) from the Board of Directors of CreateTO remain confidential as it contains personal information about an identifiable individual.

 

Candidate Summary of Vic Gupta:

 

Vic Gupta

 

Mr. Gupta joined CreateTO in 2019 as Senior Vice President, Strategic Development and has most recently held the position of Executive Vice President, Strategic Development.

 

During his time with the agency, Mr. Gupta helped to set the strategic direction of CreateTO as a member of the Executive Management Team and led a multi-disciplinary team that collaborates with partners and stakeholders to identify opportunities to leverage the City’s real estate assets to deliver economic and community benefits. He was also responsible for the overall management of the Port Lands group.

 

Mr. Gupta has extensive experience in the both the public and private sectors. He served as Principal Secretary to Mayor John Tory during the Mayor’s first term in office. Prior to his time at City Hall, Mr. Gupta ran Prime Strategies Group, a successful public affairs consulting business that he founded in 1999. His company was acquired by Sussex Strategy Group in 2011 and he used that opportunity to run for elected office, running twice as a candidate for the Member of Provincial Parliament in the riding of Richmond Hill.

 

Mr. Gupta has a strong focus on diversity, equity and inclusion and was a founding member and the executive sponsor of CreateTO's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

 

He received his B.A. Honours (Political Science) from the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Gupta lives in Toronto with his wife and their two children.

 

the balance of Confidential Attachment 1 to the Transmittal (November 5, 2021) from the Board of Directors of CreateTO remains confidential in accordance with the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as it contains personal information about an identifiable individual.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

City Council recessed its public session and met as Committee of the Whole in closed session on November 10, 2021 to consider confidential information on this Item as it pertains to personal information about an identifiable individual.

Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about an identifiable person

Background Information (City Council)

(November 2, 2021) Report from the City Manager on Ratification of the Appointment for the CreateTO Chief Executive Officer (CC37.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-172693.pdf
(November 5, 2021) Transmittal from the Board of Directors of CreateTO on Appointment of Chief Executive Officer (CC37.11a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-173003.pdf
(November 2, 2021) Report from the Board Chair, CreateTO on Appointment of Chief Executive Officer
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-173004.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1

Motions (City Council)

Report of Committee of the Whole

Speaker Nunziata advised that City Council had completed its closed session consideration of Item CC37.11. City Council would now proceed with the public debate on the item.


1 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Shelley Carroll (Carried)

That City Council adopt the following recommendation in the transmittal (November 5, 2021) from the Board of Directors of CreateTO [CC37.11a]:

 

1. City Council ratify the appointment of the candidate identified in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (November 2, 2021) from the Board Chair, CreateTO to the position of Chief Executive Officer, CreateTO, subject to an agreement of employment terms.


2. City Council authorize the public release of the name and candidate summary of the individual identified in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (November 2, 2021) from the Board Chair, CreateTO, once the appointment is ratified by City Council and employment terms are agreed, and direct that the remainder of Confidential Attachment 1 remain confidential as it contains personal information about an identifiable individual.

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Nov-10-2021 5:11 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC37.11 - motion 1 - Carroll, adopt Item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Nick Mantas, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Josh Matlow, Jaye Robinson
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Mike Layton

Point of Order by Councillor Josh Matlow

Councillor Matlow, on a Point of Order, stated he would like to vote separately on Recommendations 1 and 2.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and asked the Deputy City Clerk, Secretariat to respond. The Deputy City Clerk, Secretariat advised City Council that Recommendation 2 relates to the release of the name of the person appointed in Recommendation 1 so the recommendations cannot be split.

Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council