Item - 2021.MM31.29

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on April 7, 2021 without amendments.

MM31.29 - Call on Toronto City Council to Confront Anti-Asian Racism and to Move Forward with an Action Plan - by Councillor Cynthia Lai, seconded by Mayor John Tory

Decision Type:

City Council Decision

City Council on April 7 and 8, 2021, adopted the following:


1. City Council condemn the recent acts of Anti-Asian hate and restate its commitment to an inclusive and welcoming city for all Toronto residents.


2. City Council request Mayor Tory to continue the efforts of the Mayor's Roundtable, composed of Mayor Tory, Deputy Mayor Minnan-Wong, Councillor Lai and Councillor Wong-Tam, initiated on March 25, 2021, and provide a progress report to City Council by the end of the second quarter of 2021.


3. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to select a community agency to act as a Facilitator for the Roundtable and prepare the report requested in Part 2 above.

Background Information (City Council)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM31.29 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-08-2021 7:16 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM31.29 - Adopt the Item
Total members that voted Yes: 21 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Mike Colle, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Denzil Minnan-Wong
Source: Toronto City Clerk at