Frequently Asked Questions

What are "Closed" Council Meetings?

While all meetings of Council, Committees and Boards are open to the public, the Province of Ontario's Municipal Act permits City Council to call "closed" meetings to discuss certain issues.  These "closed" meetings are used when open discussion may jeopardize the privacy or security of certain issues that may relate to one or more of the following:

Before holding a meeting or part of a meeting that is to be closed to the public, the Council, Committee or Board is obliged to state that the meeting will be closed to the public and the general nature of the matter(s) to be considered.