Item - 2023.CC7.3

Tracking Status

CC7.3 - Appointment of Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure Services

Decision Type:

City Council Decision

City Council on June 14 and 15, 2023, adopted the following:


1. City Council appoint Will Johnston to the position of Deputy City Manager for the City of Toronto, with such appointment to be effective on June 16, 2023, subject to written acceptance by the candidate, of the terms and conditions of a contract of employment offered by the City.


2. City Council authorize the City Manager to negotiate terms and conditions of employment with Will Johnston.


3. City Council authorize the public release of the name and curriculum vitae summary of Will Johnston in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (June 7, 2023) from the City Manager upon City Council's approval of the appointment.


The following curriculum vitae summary for Will Johnston is now public:




Curriculum Vitae Summary




2013 - Present              City of Toronto Interim Deputy City Manager (2022 - Present)

Executive Director and Chief Building Official (2018 - 2022)

Director and Deputy Chief Building Official (2013 - 2018)


1997 - 2013                  City of Vancouver

Director and Chief Building Official/Chief Licence Inspector (2007 - 2013)

Assistant Director and Deputy Chief Building Official (2005 - 2007)

Code Development Engineer (1997 - 2005)


2000 - 2005                  British Columbia Institute of Technology Engineering

Technology Instructor (part-time)




Master of Engineering, Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia


Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, California State University


Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), Professional Engineers of Ontario

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

City Council recessed its public session and met as Committee of the Whole in closed session on June 14, 2023 to consider confidential information on this Item as it pertains to personal matters about an identifiable person.

Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about an identifiable person.

Background Information (City Council)

(June 7, 2023) Report from the City Manager on Appointment of Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure Services (CC7.3)
Confidential Attachment 1 - Candidate's Curriculum Vitae Summary - Confidential Information - made public on June 14, 2023

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jun-14-2023 12:10 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC7.3 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 22 Members that voted Yes are Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Paula Fletcher, Stephen Holyday, Ausma Malik, Nick Mantas, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Dianne Saxe, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Josh Matlow
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Vincent Crisanti
Source: Toronto City Clerk at