On July 12, 2016 Toronto City Council Agenda: Investigation report regarding conduct of Ward 6 Councillor Mark Grimes

An Investigation Report Regarding Conduct of Councillor Mark Grimes is on the Agenda for the July 12, 2016 meeting of the City of Toronto Council.

You can access details here.

An excerpt from the above-noted link reads:

Investigation Report Regarding Conduct of Councillor Mark Grimes

City Council Decision

City Council on July 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2016, adopted the following:

1. City Council find that Councillor Grimes contravened Articles VIII (Improper Use of Influence) and XV (Failure to Adhere to Council Policies and Procedures) of the Code of Conduct.

2. In consideration of Councillor Grimes’ acceptance of the findings, his apology, and agreement to certain remedial actions advised by the Integrity Commissioner, City Council impose no penalty or further remedial action on Councillor Grimes.


Below are two City of Toronto background files (4 pages and 44 pages, respectively) related to the Agenda item:

Integrity Commissioner Recommendation – backgroundfile-94814

Integrity Commissioner Investigation – backgroundfile-94815

July 7, 2016 CBC article

A July 7, 2016 CBC article is entitled: “Integrity Commissioner finds Coun. Mark Grimes had ‘improper’ relationship with developers: Investigation launched in wake of CBC News reports, and prompts warning to all councillors.”

July 7, 2016 Etobicoke Guardian article

A July 7, 2016 Etobicoke Guardian article is entitled: “Toronto’s Integrity Commissioner won’t proceed with disciplinary action against Etobicoke-Lakeshore councillor Mark Grimes: Grimes found to have violated council’s code of conduct on two occasions.”

July 11, 2016 Toronto Star article

A July 11, 2016 Toronto Star article is entitled: “City watchdog finds councillor had “improper” dealings with developers: Councillor breached rules when he appeared in promotional video, moved for fewer community benefits paid by developer.”

Feb. 25, 2013 Etobicoke Guardian article

An earlier post comes to mind:

Feb. 25, 2013 Etobicoke Guardian article: Council rejects Grimes’ Mimico development incentives

Waterfront condos in South Etobicoke (but not in Mississauga)

We can add that a broader topic is that unlike Toronto, Mississauga does not build tall condos along the waterfront. How it is that things have gone in slightly different directions is a topic that I guess is part of the respective local histories dating back many years, of Port Credit, Lakeview, and South Etobicoke. I’ve found it enjoyable to explore these issues at Jane’s Walks events in the past several years:

Anecdotes Shared by Fellow Walkers – May 5, 2014 post by Jaan Pill at Jane’s Walk website


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