Mayor of Toronto

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Mayor of Toronto
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John Tory

since December 1, 2014
StyleHis/Her Worship
Member ofCity Council
Reports toCity Council
SeatToronto City Hall
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
AppointerDirect election by residents of Toronto
Term length4 years
Inaugural holderWilliam Lyon Mackenzie
FormationMarch 6, 1834
Salary$188,544 annual
(including $111,955 City Councillor's salary)

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.

The office[change | change source]

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.[1]

Living former mayors[change | change source]

As of December 21, 2017 there are six living former mayors of Toronto:

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

References[change | change source]

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

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