Mayor and Council


Town Council

575 Rossland Road East
Whitby, ON L1N 2M8
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Email to Council

Phone: 905.430.4300 x2203
TTY. 905.430.1942
Toronto Line: 905.686.2621
Fax: 905.686.6954
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General Overview

Council is the legislated governing body for the municipality. Elected Councillors are responsible for:

  • Setting policy direction for the Town
  • Authorizing revenues/expenditures to provide Whitby residents with municipal services that meet the needs and expectations of the community
  • Reviewing land use and development issues

Role/Duties of Mayor

The Mayor, as Head of Council, is the Council spokesperson and is responsible for the following additional duties as specified in the Municipal Act, 2001 s. 225:

  • To act as chief executive officer of the municipality
  • To preside over Council meetings
  • To provide leadership to Council
  • To provide information and recommendations to Council with respect to their role regarding procedures, accountability, and transparency
  • To represent the municipality at official functions
  • To carry out the duties of the head of Council under this or any other act

Role/Duties of Council

As specified in the Municipal Act, s. 224, the role of Council is as follows:

  • To represent the public and to consider the well-being and interests of the municipality
  • To develop and evaluate the policies and programs of the municipality
  • To determine which services the municipality provides
  • To ensure administrative practices and procedures are in place to implement the decisions of Council
  • To ensure the accountability and transparency of the operations of the municipality including the activities of senior management of the municipality
  • To maintain the financial integrity of the municipality
  • To carry out the duties of Council under this or any other act

Ward Boundaries

For information about the Ward boundaries, visit our Wards page.