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Civic Theatres Toronto

The mandate of Civic Theatres Toronto is to provide quality performance and event facilities and to promote its contribution to the artistic, cultural and social vitality of Toronto and its communities. The Board of Directors of Civic Theatres Toronto is responsible for overseeing the business affairs and operation management of the Toronto civic theatres. Initially, the Board of Directors will also oversee the transition process for consolidating the current civic theatre operations under Civic Theatres Toronto.

Board size and composition

The Board of Directors of Civic Theatres Toronto consists of 15 members and is composed of:

  • the Mayor or a Council member appointed by the Mayor as the Mayor's designate
  • Councillor for Ward 23
  • Councillor for Ward 28
  • 2 Council members
  • 10 public members

Chair and vice chair

The chair of the Board of Directors is appointed by City Council. The vice chair of the board is appointed by the board from amongst its members.


Public members must meet the eligibility requirements in the City of Toronto's Public Appointments Policy.

Additionally, public members are ineligible for appointment, and may not continue to serve as a member of the Board, if any of the following conditions apply to them or their immediate family members:

  • the person is a supplier of goods or services to the City's theatre facilities
  • the person has an employment relationship with another performing arts theatre
  • the person has an employment, directorship, ownership or controllership interest in an organization that has an interest in performing or producing live performing arts at the City's theatre facilities


Public members of the Board should collectively have significant experience in one or more of the following qualifications:

  • current or past leadership role in the performing arts sector or another cultural sector
  • community leadership and partnerships
  • marketing and sponsorship
  • financial management and business strategy
  • labour relations

In addition, a youthful perspective, defined as an individual in the 18-30 age range, is a desirable qualification for at least one public member.


The Board meets approximately 8-10 times a year or at the call of the Chair. Board meetings are open to the public, with a few exceptions in accordance with the open meeting provisions of the City of Toronto Act.


No remuneration is paid to board members.

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City Council filled the most recent public vacancy on this board at its meeting held Oct 2-4 2017. There is still one vacancy on this board for the next City Councillor for Ward 28. Applications for future public vacancies are always being accepted.