The Council of The Regional Municipality of York

Electronic Meeting
  • W. Emmerson,
  • D. Barrow,
  • M. Bevilacqua,
  • J. DiPaola,
  • M. Ferri,
  • R. Grossi,
  • V. Hackson,
  • D. Hamilton,
  • J. Heath,
  • J. Jones,
  • J. Li,
  • I. Lovatt,
  • T. Mrakas,
  • S. Pellegrini,
  • C. Perrelli,
  • M. Quirk,
  • G. Rosati,
  • F. Scarpitti,
  • J. Taylor,
  • and T. Vegh
  • D. Basso,
  • K. Chislett,
  • P. Freeman,
  • P. Jankowski,
  • K. Kurji,
  • D. Kuzmyk,
  • S. Love,
  • B. Macgregor,
  • E. Mahoney,
  • L. Mirabella,
  • C. Raynor,
  • M.F. Turner,
  • and E. Wilson

Regional Chair Emmerson called the meeting to order at 9 a.m. and made the following remarks:

“We acknowledge the land we are meeting on today is the traditional territory of many First Nations, including the Chippewas of Georgina Island and the Mississaugas of the Credit.

These lands are now home to many diverse Indigenous peoples.

We also acknowledge that York Region falls under Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit and the Williams Treaties with several Mississauga and Chippewas First Nations.”

Dr. Karim Kurji, Medical Officer of Health provided an update on the status of COVID-19 and responded to questions from Members of Council.

  • Moved byMayor Scarpitti
    Seconded byMayor Hackson

    That Regional Council convene in private session, pursuant to subsection 239(3.1) of the Municipal Act, for the purpose of educating its Members on 2051 Forecast Land Needs Assessment and Integrated Growth Management.


Private Presentation - 2051 Forecast and Land Needs Assessment and Integrated Growth Management - Education Session

At 11:52 a.m. Council resumed in public session with no report out.

Regional Chair Emmerson announced that January 17 to 23 is National Non-Smoking Week, which is an annual campaign that aims to educate residents on the dangers of smoking, help them quit and assist in the goal of a smoke-free Canada.

Regional Chair Emmerson announced that January 25 is International Day of Education, which is an opportunity to celebrate learning in all contexts and look to innovations that fulfil the potential of every learner.

  • Moved byRegional Councillor Li
    Seconded byRegional Councillor Vegh

    That Council enact Bylaw No. 2021-01 to confirm the proceedings of this meeting of Council held on January 21, 2021.


The Council meeting adjourned at 11:52 a.m.

Regional Clerk

Minutes confirmed and adopted at the meeting of Council held on January 28, 2021.


Regional Chair