Josh Colle named as new TTC Chair
At its meeting on Dec. 3, Toronto City Council appointed Josh Colle, Councillor for Ward 15 Eglinton-Lawrence, as the TTC’s new Chair. Councillor Colle replaces Chair Maria Augimeri, Councillor for Ward 9 York Centre.
Colle was first appointed to the TTC Board on March 5, 2012. He will chair his first meeting on Dec. 9.
Colle will lead the 11-member Board into its new, four-year term joined by Councillors: John Campbell (Ward 4 Etobicoke Centre), Shelley Carroll (Ward 33 Don Valley East), Vincent Crisanti (Ward 1 Etobicoke North), Glenn De Baeremaeker (Ward 38 Scarborough Centre), Joe Mihevc (Ward 21 St. Paul’s) and Denzil Minnan-Wong (Ward 34 Don Valley East and Deputy Mayor).
The seven appointed Councillors will be joining the four current citizen Commissioners: Maureen Adamson (TTC Vice-Chair), Nick Di Donato, Alan Heisey Q.C. and Anju Virmani.
Colle’s father, Eglinton-Lawrence MPP Mike Colle, was TTC Chair from 1992 to 1994.
Councillors are appointed to the TTC Board by City Council on recommendation of the City of Toronto Striking Committee. Citizen members are appointed to the TTC Board by City Council through the City’s Public Appointments process. The TTC Chair is appointed by a vote of City Council. The TTC Vice-Chair is a citizen member appointed by a vote of the TTC Board.