Mayor of Toronto facts for kids
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|Member of||City Council|
|Reports to||City Council|
|Seat||Toronto City Hall
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
|Appointer||Direct election by residents of Toronto|
|Term length||4 years|
|Inaugural holder||William Lyon Mackenzie|
|Formation||March 6, 1834|
(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 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.
Living former mayors
As of December 21, 2017 there are six living former mayors of Toronto:
- David Crombie (1972–78)
- John Sewell (1978–80)
- Art Eggleton (1980–91)
- Barbara Hall (1994–97)
- Mel Lastman (1998–2003)
- David Miller (2003–2010)
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