Members and Structure
The Board of Governors was formed in 1983 for the purpose of operating and managing the grounds of Exhibition Place.
A Message from the Chair
Gary Crawford is currently serving his fourth term as a Toronto City Councillor for Ward 20, Scarborough Southwest. He is recognized as a respected leader and consensus builder by his Councillor colleagues. Gary has been appointed by Council, for a third term, as Budget Chair and as a member of the Mayor’s Executive Committee among other important roles.
Through his proven leadership Gary was the first Councillor in the City to implement the affordable modular housing project. He also led the way for the City in becoming the first jurisdiction in Ontario for the implementation of Emotion-Centred Care. Gary is also a passionate advocate for arts and culture and led a process to amalgamate the three Civic Theatres to create a world class, seven stage, multi-arts centre.
Boards and Committees Gary Crawford sits on:
- Budget Committee, Chair
- Striking Committee
- Civic Appointments Committee, Chair
- Scarborough Community Council
- Board of Directors of TO Live, as the Mayor’s designate
- Exhibition Place Board of Governors, Chair and the Mayor’s designate
- Debenture Committee
- Artscape Toronto
- Toronto Arts Council
The Board consists of nine members appointed by City Council including the Mayor or designate, 4 Members of Council, and 4 Public Members.
Councillor Gary Crawford
Councillor Paul Ainslie
Councillor Ausma Malik
Councillor Nick Mantas
Councillor Anthony Perruzza
The Board consists of nine members appointed by City Council including the Mayor or designate, 4 Members of Council, and 4 public members recruited in accordance with the City’s Public Appointments Policy.
The Board of Governors of Exhibition Place (the “Board”) was originally established in 1983 under the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto Act and is continued as a board of the City of Toronto under subsection 407 (1) of the City of Toronto Act, 2006. The Board is a body Corporate and an agent of the City.
The Board of Governors meets 6-8 times each calendar year to review the operation and management of Exhibition Place, and to approve or recommend approval to City Council of business and contractual matters that enhance the viability and profitability of Exhibition Place.
The Board’s reports are now accessible for those with disabilities, however, if some reports/presentations are not accessible, please contact email@example.com for a hard copy.
The provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 stipulate that Exhibition Place may be used for:
- Parks and Exhibition purposes;
- The purpose of trade centres and trade and agricultural fairs such as, but not limited to, the annual Canadian National Exhibition and the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair;
- Displays, agricultural activities, sporting events, athletic contests, public entertainment, and meetings;
- Highway, electrical transmission, or public utility purpose; and
- Any other purpose that City Council may approve.
The Board’s by-laws are now accessible for those with disabilities, however, if some attachments are not accessible, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a hard copy.