Council Members

Salaries and Benefits

Salaries and benefits for Members of Council and their office staff.

Members of Council

The remuneration paid to the Mayor and to other Members of Council shall be increased annually on January 1 of the year by the increase in Statistics Canada's Toronto Consumer Price Index, as calculated by the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and based on the previous year’s average as per Municipal Code, Chapter 223, Article I.

2016 Salaries (Salaries are fully taxable)
Mayor $184,666
Councillor $109,652
Extended Health Employer 100%
Life Insurance Employer 100% (2 times salary)
Dental Employer 100%
LTD Employer 100% (75% of salary)
OMERS pension plan Yes
Mileage Current rate per kilometre is $0.54 up to 5,000 km annually and $0.48 thereafter
Severance is paid to Members of Council who die during term of office, retire, resign from office or who are not re-elected to office. Details are set out in the Municipal Code, Chapter 223

Councillor staff

Each Councillor is provided with an annual staff budget of $232,175.16, equivalent to the top of the salary range of an Executive Assistant, an Administrative Assistant and a Constituency Assistant.

Councillors can hire full-time or part-time staff from the following staff positions:

2016 salary
Hourly rate
Executive Assistant $46,337.20 - $87,032.40 $25.46 - $47.82
Constituency Assistant $38,147.20 - $72,126.60 $20.96 - $39.63

Administrative Assistant,
Level 2

$38,147.20 - $72,126.60 $20.96 - $39.63
Administrative Assistant,
Level 1
$29,174.60 - $54,745.60 $16.03 - $30.08
Councillor's Aide
(summer student)