Item - 2021.MM34.46

Tracking Status

MM34.46 - Appointment of Interim Deputy City Manager - by Mayor John Tory, seconded by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong

Decision Type:

City Council Decision

City Council on June 8 and 9, 2021, adopted the following:


1. City Council appoint Thomas Azouz to the position of Interim Deputy City Manager for the City of Toronto, with such appointment to be effective on July 1, 2021 and ending when City Council appoints a new Deputy City Manager and commences their term, subject to and following written acceptance by Thomas Azouz of the employment agreement offered by the City.


2.  City Council authorize the City Manager to negotiate terms and conditions of employment with Thomas Azouz.


3.  City Council authorize the public release of the name and curriculum vitae summary of the Interim Deputy City Manager in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (June 8, 2021) from the City Manager.


The following Curriculum Vitae Summary for Thomas Azouz is now public:




February 2020 – now   General Manager, Employment and Social Services (TESS),

                                      City of Toronto


2017 – 2020                  Director General, EX-03, Program Delivery Branch (PDB),

                                      Government of Canada, Employment and Social Development,

                                      Service Canada


2017                              Executive Director, Business Expertise, EX-02, PDB


2015 – 2017                  Director, EX-01, Planning, Accountability and Strategic Analysis

                                      (PASA), Strategic Services Branch (SSB)  


2013 – 2014                  Acting Executive Director, EX-02


2010 - 2013                   Director, EX-01, Community Based Delivery Directorate


2010 – 2012                  Director, Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFW) - concurrently


2009 - 2010                   Director, EX-01, East Toronto Service Area, Citizen Services and

                                      Program Delivery Branch




1996   Certificate in Environmental Management, Ryerson University


1991   Bachelor of Science, Honours, University of Toronto




Regional Champion of Mental Health, Official Languages, Values and Ethics and lead for the region’s Communities of Practice (Executive, Managers, Team Leaders and Administrative Networks) from November 2015 to April 2017


Regional lead for Service Canada at the Federal Operations Committee


Co-chair of the Labour Market Working Group for the Ring of Fire initiative


Regional lead in a tripartite Working Group with the Ministry of Community and Social Services and Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to improve alignment of Canada and Ontario priorities, programs and investments

Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about an identifiable person

Background Information (City Council)

Member Motion34.46
(June 8, 2021) Report from the City Manager on Appointment of Interim Deputy City Manager
Confidential Attachment 1

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Introduce Motion without Notice moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

That Mayor John Tory be permitted to add to the agenda of today's meeting an urgent Motion without Notice concerning: 


Appointment of Interim Deputy City Manager


Reason for Urgency:


This Motion is urgent as the current Deputy City Manager, Social and Community Services is retiring at the end of June, and City Council must make an appointment at this meeting.

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at