Councillor Shelley Carroll

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Tuesday, July 05, 2005

City of Toronto Act online consultation launched

Okay, I know that when you get up in the morning and read the papers it seems like all we want to talk about is the New City of Toronto Act. Well take a look at the media release below. The Province is putting some real energy behind the debate and there is even an online questionnaire for you can take. Please check it out before the end of July. Think of it as really swell online summer fun! Yes, that was lame, but the Province and the City are finally working together on this one. Humour us!

Website Offers New Opportunity To See What Others Say

TORONTO - Ontario Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister John Gerretsen and Toronto Mayor David Miller today launched an e-consultation on a new City of Toronto Act, the next phase of the Strong Toronto, Strong Ontario joint consultation being led by the province and the city.

"We are using every means at our disposal to seek public input about our joint work developing a new legislative framework for the city," said Ontario Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister John Gerretsen. "Over the next month we are seeking online advice on how to most effectively build a strong Toronto."

"At public consultation sessions held on June 22, the people of Toronto demonstrated that they were informed, engaged, and vocal about bringing new powers to Toronto's government," said Mayor David Miller. "This input was valuable to us, and I am very glad that residents will continue to have their say about how to give this city the political tools it needs to thrive."

Go to between now and July 31st and share your views in an online questionnaire.

This online component is part of the Strong Toronto, Strong Ontario consultation. On June 22, more than 700 people attended joint consultation meetings at four locations across Toronto. These sessions, linked by webcast, provided a unique opportunity for participants to discuss Toronto's future directly with neighbours, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing John Gerretsen, MPPs, Mayor David Miller and City Councillors.

A summary of comments from the June 22nd sessions, and those submitted online, are now public and available at