Item - 2023.MM11.34

Tracking Status

MM11.34 - Opening City Hall - by Mayor Olivia Chow, seconded by Deputy Mayor Ausma Malik

Decision Type:

City Council Decision

City Council on October 11 and 12, 2023, adopted the following:


1. City Council request the Deputy City Manager, Development and Growth, and the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office, to convene a forum of renters, housing providers, and advocates to provide input into the establishment of a Renters’ Action Committee including recommendations for its composition, mandate and objective in the fourth quarter of 2023, and report back to City Council in the first quarter of 2024 with a recommended terms of reference and direction for the City Clerk to canvass Members for their interest.


2. City Council establish the City-School Boards Advisory Committee for the 2022 to 2026 term and:


a. adopt the associated Terms of Reference in Attachment 1 to Member Motion MM11.34 and direct that these meetings will take place under the Simplified Rules for Advisory Bodies; and


b. City Council direct the City Clerk to canvass Members for their interest.


3. City Council waive the requirement for the City Clerk to canvass Members for their interest before appointing any members to fill a position on the Service Excellence Committee, and appoint the following members to the Service Excellence Committee:


a. Gord Perks;


b. Lily Cheng; and


c. Jaye Robinson


Having regard that Mayor Olivia Chow has already appointed Councillor Stephen Holyday as Chair and Councillor Paul Ainslie as Vice-Chair.

Background Information (City Council)

Member Motion MM11.34
Attachment 1 - City-School Boards Advisory Committee Terms of Reference for the 2022 - 2026 Term
City Council-Approved Terms of Reference - City-School Boards Advisory Committee

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Introduce Motion without Notice moved by Mayor Olivia Chow (Carried)

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


Opening City Hall


Reason for Urgency:


This motion is urgent because in the Mayor's open letter to Members of Council on August 10, 2023 the Mayor committed to opening City Hall, including through establishing a Service Excellence Committee and this motion allows members to be appointed, and for urgent work to begin to open City Hall on a number of issues.

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