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Virtual public meetings continue virtually at the City of Vaughan

COVID-19: UrbanToronto Updates from the Industry for April 6, 2021
April 7, 2021

The global COVID-19 pandemic is having far-reaching effects in Toronto, including major impacts on what have been booming real estate and building industries. As a means to keep the public in the loop about the shutdowns, we'll be sharing information and status updates from around the industry on a regular basis.

In today's report: Virtual public meetings continue in Vaughan


The City of Vaughan recognizes the importance of protecting citizens from the global COVID-19 pandemic while also continuing to move the city forward. Supporting this direction, electronic-participation for Committee of the Whole, Council and task force meetings will continue this month.

Public consultation remains a vital part of the planning and city-building process. While Vaughan City Hall remains closed to the public, there are many ways citizens can participate in meetings and have their say, including:

speaking live via teleconference to Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua and Members of Council during the meeting. To pre-register to speak at an electronic-participation meeting, send a completed Request to Speak form (PDF) to or call Access Vaughan at 905-832-2281. Participants will be provided instructions on how to connect to the meeting. A test meeting will also be held before every electronic-participation meeting to allow participants to test their connection and software. Members of the public can connect through their own computer, smartphone or tablet.
speaking live from a telephone (regular landline or cellphone) during the meeting. To pre-register to speak via telephone, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at or call Access Vaughan at 905-832-2281.
submitting a written communication for review by Members of Council as part of an agenda item. All written communications can be emailed to the Office of the City Clerk at

The following meetings are scheduled to take place virtually in April:

Committee of the Whole (1) -- Wednesday, April 7 at 1 p.m.
Committee of the Whole (Public Meeting) -- Wednesday, April 7 at 7 p.m.
Committee of the Whole (2) -- Tuesday, April 13 at 1 p.m.
Effective Governance and Oversight Task Force Meeting -- Wednesday, April 14 at 5 p.m.
Diversity and Inclusion Task Force Meeting -- Thursday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Committee of the Whole (Working Session) -- Tuesday, April 20 at 9:30 a.m.
Council Meeting -- Tuesday, April 20 at 1 p.m.
Smart City Task Force Meeting -- Wednesday, April 21 at 1 p.m.
Heritage Vaughan Committee Meeting -- Wednesday, April 21 at 7 p.m.
Older Adult Task Force Meeting -- Monday, April 26 at 3 p.m.
Audit Committee Meeting -- Tuesday, April 27 at 10 a.m.
Accessibility Advisory Committee -- Tuesday, April 27 at 7 p.m.

Visit for a full schedule of meetings and agendas. A livestream of council and committee meetings will be available at

All speaker requests and written submissions must be received by noon on the last business day before each meeting. In addition, they must relate to a matter on the agenda, clearly state the request or message trying to be conveyed and include the participant’s name and contact information. The name and address for any citizens submitting a communication -- written, electronic or by telephone -- will appear in the public record and be posted online following the meeting. For additional details about submitting a communication or speaking live, visit