Mayor of Toronto

political office; chief executive officer of Toronto's municipal government and the head of its city council

The Mayor of Toronto is the leader of the municipal government of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The mayor is directly-elected in municipal elections every four years alongside Toronto City Council.

Mayor of Toronto
Municipal logo
Olivia Chow

since July 12, 2023
City of Toronto
Office of the Mayor
Member ofToronto City Council
SeatToronto City Hall
AppointerDirect election
Term length4 years;
Constituting instrumentCity of Toronto Act
Inaugural holderWilliam Lyon Mackenzie (historic)
Mel Lastman (post-amalgamation)
FormationMarch 6, 1834 (historic)
December 1, 1998 (current)
DeputyDeputy Mayor

The office change

The mayor is responsible for the administration of government services overseeing Toronto government departments and serves as the chairperson for meeting of Toronto City Council. The current mayor of Toronto is John Tory.

Art Eggleton is the longest-serving mayor of Toronto, serving from 1980 until 1991. No Toronto mayor has been removed from office. Toronto's 64th mayor, Rob Ford, lost a conflict of interest trial in 2012, and was ordered to vacate his position; but the ruling was stayed pending an appeal, which Ford won to remain in office.[2]

Living former mayors change

As of February 17, 2023 there are six living former mayors of Toronto:

Rob Ford, June Rowlands and Mel Lastman are the most recent mayors that have died. Ford is the first mayor of Toronto after the amalgamation of Toronto to die.

References change

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  2. "Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to appeal his ouster". CTV News. November 26, 2012. Retrieved 2013-02-16.

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