Item - 2021.MM38.25

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on December 15, 2021 without amendments.

MM38.25 - Greater Action to Fight Auto Theft in Toronto - by Councillor Mike Colle, seconded by Councillor James Pasternak

Decision Type:

City Council Decision

City Council on December 15, 16 and 17, 2021, adopted the following:


1. City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to engage with the Chief of Police to:


a. determine the resources required to re-establish a policing unit specifically dedicated to fighting the increasing problem of auto theft in Toronto; and


b. mandate the unit to conduct proactive investigations with partner agencies across Ontario, to ensure greater information sharing and coordination of investigations into high end auto thefts.


2. City Council request the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada to recognize the urgent need to work with and provide resources to the Toronto Police Service to combat this out control criminal activity that cannot be stopped without Provincial and Federal support.


3. City Council call on the Government of Ontario to join with the Toronto Police Service and other municipal police services in creating a Provincial/Municipal Auto Theft Task Force to combat this epidemic of auto theft.

Background Information (City Council)

Communications (City Council)

(December 8, 2021) E-mail from Steve Koszylowsky (MM.Main)
(December 8, 2021) E-mail from Michael Lauber (MM.Main)
(December 8, 2021) E-mail from Greer Wright (MM.Main)
(December 8, 2021) E-mail from Jeffrey Stutz (MM.Main)
(December 8, 2021) E-mail from Marvyne Jenoff (MM.Main)
(December 8, 2021) E-mail from Laura Lamarche (MM.Main)
(December 8, 2021) E-mail from Shauna Corbin (MM.Main)
(December 8, 2021) E-mail from Brent McGaw (MM.Main)
(December 8, 2021) E-mail from Gail Axmith (MM.Main)
(December 8, 2021) E-mail from Harold B. Smith (MM.Main)
(December 8, 2021) E-mail from Stephen and Jill Kouri (MM.Main)
(December 8, 2021) E-mail from Patricia and William Clark (MM.Main)
(December 8, 2021) E-mail from Terry Lobo (MM.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Michael Ringel (MM.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Roz Hobson (MM.Main)
(December 9, 2021) E-mail from Naomi Miller (MM.Supp)
(December 10, 2021) E-mail from Murray Margolis (MM.Supp)
(December 11, 2021) E-mail from Annie Brelih and Wayne Robinson (MM.Supp)
(December 10, 2021) E-mail from Sheila Harrison (MM.Supp)
(December 13, 2021) Letter from France Rochette, Chair, Upper Avenue Community Association (MM.Supp)
(December 11, 2021) Letter from Jim Sadler, President, South Armour Heights Residentsí Association (SAHRA) (MM.Supp)
(December 14, 2021) Letter from Maureen Kapral, Lytton Park Residentsí Association (MM.New)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM38.25 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)
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