Legacies of the Megacity: Toronto’s Amalgamation 20 Years Later

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Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility

Munk School of Global Affairs

University of Toronto, 1 Devonshire Place

Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7

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In 1998, Metropolitan Toronto and its six lower tier municipalities were amalgamated to form the City of Toronto. The decision to amalgamate was controversial then, and continues to be contentious to some today. Two decades later, what can we say about the megacity merger? Did it achieve its goals? Are Torontonians better served by one large government than the previous two-tier model? Looking forward, what lies ahead for regional governance in the GTHA?

On March 27, join Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance for a panel bringing together two prominent voices involved in Toronto’s amalgamation and subsequent reorganization, and two next generation academics to discuss the opportunities for the GTHA in the decades to come.

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  • Shirley Hoy, former City Manager, City of Toronto
  • John Matheson, former Chief of Staff to Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
  • Alexandra Flynn, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
  • Zack Taylor, Assistant Professor, Western University
  • Enid Slack, Director, Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (moderator)


Featured photo by Sathish J via Flickr

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Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility

Munk School of Global Affairs

University of Toronto, 1 Devonshire Place

Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7

Canada

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The Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG), at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, focuses on the fiscal health and governance challenges facing large cities and city-regions in Canada, and develops solutions through original research and programming. 
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