A view of a typical City Council meeting (2006). This is what it looks like under The Clamshell at City Hall.

The Toronto City Council runs the show here in Toronto. The city is governed by a 44 member council elected on the ward system (unlike other cities, we have no at-large councillors), plus the Mayor. Elections are now held every four years, the next one being in 2010.

There are also Committees of Council which include four Community Councils, Standing Policy Committees, The Executive Committee and others.

Current city council members:

City Councillor Ward Electoral District Notes
David Miller Mayor Toronto Policy and Finance committee chair; member of the Toronto Police Services Board
Brian Ashton 36 Scarborough Southwest Planning and Growth Management chair
Maria Augimeri 9 York Centre Chair of North York Community Council
Michael Del Grande 39 Scarborough-Agincourt Former member of the Audit Committee and the Works Committee
Michael Feldman 10 York Centre Former deputy mayor
Rob Ford 2 Etobicoke North -
Mark Grimes 6 Etobicoke-Lakeshore -
Suzan Hall 1 Etobicoke North Etobicoke York community council chair
Doug Holyday 3 Etobicoke Centre Former Mayor of Etobicoke
Cliff Jenkins 25 Don Valley West -
Chin Lee 41 Scarborough-Rouge River -
Peter Milczyn 5 Etobicoke-Lakeshore -
Denzil Minnan-Wong 34 Don Valley East North York community council chair
Ron Moeser 44 Scarborough East Former chair of the Scarborough Community Council; Former member of the waterfront committee (City of Scarborough)
Frances Nunziata 11 York South-Weston Chair of Etobicoke-York Community Council; former Mayor of the City of York
Case Ootes 29 Toronto-Danforth Former Deputy Mayor
Cesar Palacio 17 Davenport Former executive assistant to councillor Betty Disero
John Parker 26 Don Valley West Former works committee chair
Anthony Perruzza 8 York West Vice-chair of North York Community Council; Former MPP, North York councillor and Metro Toronto Separate School Board Trustee
Bill Saundercook 13 Parkdale-High Park Former City of York Alderman, former Chairs of the York Community Council and Works Committee; member of the Strategic Policies and Priorities Committee and Toronto Transit Commissioner
David Shiner 24 Willowdale Former Budget chief
Karen Stintz 16 Eglinton-Lawrence -
Michael Thompson 37 Scarborough Centre Scarborough Community council chair
Michael Walker 22 St Paul's Former Administration Committee chair
Paul Ainslie 43 Scarborough East Former executive assistant to councillor David Soknacki
Sandra Bussin 32 Beaches-East York Speaker of the Council; former deputy mayor
Shelley Carroll 33 Don Valley East Budget Chief and at large member
Raymond Cho 42 Scarborough-Rouge River vice-chair of Scarborough Community Council; former Metro Toronto councillor
Janet Davis 31 Beaches-East York Chair of Toronto-East York Community Council
Glenn De Baeremaeker 38 Scarborough Centre Public Works and Infrastructure chair
Frank Di Giorgio 12 York South-Weston Member of the Toronto Police Services Board
John Filion 23 Willowdale Toronto Centre for the Arts committee chair
Paula Fletcher 30 Toronto-Danforth Parks and Environment chair
Adam Giambrone 18 Davenport TTC chair; former cycling committee chair
Adrian Heaps 35 Scarborough-Southwest -
Norm Kelly 40 Scarborough-Agincourt Chair of Scarborough Community Council and chair at large; former MPP
Gloria Lindsay Luby 4 Etobicoke Centre Deputy-Speaker and General Government chair; former Economic Development and Parks Chair
Giorgio Mammoliti 7 York West Affordable Housing chair
Pam McConnell 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale Chair At large and member of the Toronto Police Services Board; former police services board chair
Joe Mihevc 21 St Paul's Community Development and Recreation chair
Howard Moscoe 15 Eglinton-Lawrence Licensing and Standards Committee; Former Toronto Transit Commission chair
Joe Pantalone 19 Trinity-Spadina Deputy Mayor
Gord Perks 14 Parkdale-High Park -
Kyle Rae 27 Toronto Centre-Rosedale Economic Development chair; former Toronto East York community council chair
Adam Vaughan 20 Trinity-Spadina Vice-chair of Toronto-East York Community Council

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