Charter City Toronto invites you to participate in a ground-breaking Round Table discussion on ‘Charter City Status’ for Toronto
Since the middle of last year, Charter City Toronto has been considering the idea of creating and legislating a City Charter for Toronto, with the twin purpose of defining Toronto as a 21st Century city and re-defining its relationship with the province of Ontario.
We see a City Charter as an opportunity to transform Toronto from an old-fashioned, fully-dependent “creature of the province” into the modern, self-governing metropolis it should be.
Our goals are to achieve greater autonomy for a modern Toronto and formal and constitutional recognition of Toronto’s de facto role as a level of government. We want to talk about new financial arrangements more appropriate to the task of governing Canada’s largest and most complex city.
With this round table, we hope to kick-start a conversation about what a City Charter for Toronto might look like--or what Toronto might look like under a City Charter. We expect to host three or four-dozen Torontonians like yourself, from a wide variety of backgrounds and sectors, chosen for your demonstrated interest in the topic or for your involvement in civic issues.
You’ll be given background on the issue, then asked to share ideas in group discussions about Charter City status for Toronto. Your input at the round table will help develop a more precise Charter City proposal.
Please come and take part in shaping the future of Toronto. It’ll be interesting.