Virtual Town Hall Meeting Submissions
The Toronto Police Services Board will hold four virtual town hall meetings on July 9, 10, 15, and 16, 2020, starting at 9:00 AM. We received interest from hundreds of members of the public who wished to speak at the Town Hall meeting originally scheduled for July 9, and, as a result, the decision was made to extend the consultation from one day to allow for four full days of speakers.
These town halls were created in response to the thousands of messages that the Board has received, as an opportunity to hear directly from the public on matters concerning police accountability, reform, and community safety priorities.
The Board appreciates that there are members of the public who may not have been confirmed to speak at a Town Hall meeting, but who still wish to participate. We would also like to hear from all voices who wish to be represented and are making space for these ideas and views. Those who would still like to contribute may provide a written, audio or video submission below by end of day July 16, 2020. These submissions, provided they adhere to the relevant components of the Board’s Procedural By-Law on deputations, will be made public on the Board’s website at a later date, and will be considered as part of the Board’s official record. These submissions will also be considered in the Board’s deliberations on the matters raised.
We would like to emphasize that we appreciate and understand the importance of community consultation and participation, and we thank the members of the public who have come forward to share their views on these important issues as we navigate our collective way forward.