At a special meeting of City Council on Nov. 2, Lucy Troisi was appointed as Councillor for Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale. The appointment is effective immediately and until the current term of City Council expires on November 30, 2018.
A total of 31 candidates participated in the appointment process. Each candidate was given an opportunity to address Council and answer questions at the meeting.
City Council voted to use an appointment process to fill this vacancy, caused by the death in June of Councillor Pam McConnell, at its October meeting. The appointment process involved candidates indicating their interest by submitting an application and attending today’s special meeting. Initially 37 individuals had submitted an application but six of those did not participate in the final steps.
Troisi, a long-time city employee who grew up in Regent Park and now lives in Ward 28, told a CBC reporter the ward “has always been home.” She is currently the executive director of the Cabbagetown Youth Centre and a former manager with the city’s parks and recreation department. She said elsewhere she will be taking a leave of absence from the youth centre while she serves a year as city councillor.